Warehouse Inventory Management: Back to Basics-Receiving

Receiving is another back to basics functionality in any warehouse management system.  Receiving is another functionality designed to migrate the paper receiving process to a wireless device.  Once a purchase order has been entered into an ERP system, it is seamlessly transferred to the WMS (warehouse management software) where receivers await shipment. They are armed[…]

Warehouse Inventory Management: Back to Basics-Picking

The Picking functionality in warehouse management systems is a core functionality designed to move the paper picking process to a wireless device.  Warehouses come in different shapes and sizes. Some are “wide open” in a square shaped space. Others are contained in buildings on multiple floors, utilizing elevators to transport materials. Warehouses will have varying[…]

Top 10 “Must Have” Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) Features-Order Allocation

Basic Order Allocation is a rules-based mechanism for allocating the available inventory to outstanding sales and is another “must have” with any robust Warehouse Management Systems (WMS). Prior to order allocation, a short discussion should be examined with the relationship between order management, your Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System and Warehouse Management Systems (WMS). Sales[…]

Top 10 “Must Have” Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) Features-Lot/Serial Number Tracking

Another “must have” with any Warehouse Management System is Lot/Serial Number Tracking; this feature is designed to extend the inventory management capability in the warehouse to include tracking discrete balances by lot and/or tracking specific serial numbered items Detailed basic functionality could include: Bin-level tracking Capture at Receiving Validate during Picking, Cycle Counting, Direct Move[…]