Sophisticated and Fully-Modular WMS Automates Critical Tasks and Processes in Warehouses and Distribution Centers:
The Receiving module lets you track the receipt of material from vendors or from internal production operations. Bar code labels may be produced for items, containers or pallets. If desired, items and quantities may be validated against an expected receipts list. Because Visual Warehouse is a real-time system, received material is immediately available to fill customer orders. Material may be set aside for crossdock, received directly to a storage location, or placed in a temporary staging location to be handled later with the Putaway transaction.
The Putaway module is used to move material from staged receiving locations to final storage locations. Based on system configuration, material may be moved to prime locations, locations holding like items, empty locations and more. Users may specify the Putaway sequence or use the system’s suggested sequence which directs users through the warehouse in an optimized travel path.
The picking module provides an extremely flexible and efficient method for picking orders without any paperwork. Many options are offered including order picking, group picking and zone picking. If desired, orders may be picked by priority or user-defined type (customer order, production order, etc.) Consistent with other Visual Warehouse functions, the system suggests pick locations in an optimized travel path, and alternative pick locations are available at the touch of a key.
The Packing and Shipping modules are used to box, verify and ship orders that have been picked. Packing lists and barcode labels may be produced to identify boxes and order contents.
The Cycle Count module can be used to verify inventory for a specific item or location, or it can be used to perform a complete physical inventory. Cycle counts, like other Visual Warehouse tasks, may be performed in user-directed and system-directed modes. Inventory discrepancies may be corrected automatically and immediately, or they may be flagged for later review. Because Visual Warehouse is a real-time system, there is no need to “freeze” inventory during the cycle count process.
The Replenishment module lets you move material from bulk storage to forward pick locations that are running low on material. Visual Warehouse maintains maximum and minimum quantities for any desired item and location. As an on-hand quantity falls below the defined minimum, Visual Warehouse creates a replenishment requirement for that item and location. Users are later directed to move material to depleted locations.
The Work Order module manages and tracks inventory for manufacturing and assembly operations. The module effectively handles the consumption of raw material and component parts as well as the introduction of finished goods in the warehouse.
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