WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
The WMS software is an integrated platform for managing and handling goods in the warehouse. Through the implementation of ACT SA’s WMS, the space and volume organization of the warehouse is supported, the process of actual inventory is automated and the time and the mistakes of goods reception and storing in the warehouse are minimized.
The package consists of 2 applications:
- a.Server (at ACT terminal)
- b.Client (at Barcode Terminal)
A The Server application is used by the person in charge of the Warehouse and is a "tool" of organization and control of all tasks. It includes the following features:
The person in charge of the Warehouse creates a new stock counting file (entire stock as in the end of year stock counts or periodic). By using the appropriate filters (from part number – to part number, category, classification, etc.), we can create a periodic stock counting file.
Then, by using the Barcode Terminal the parts department personnel count the storage locations as described below in the client application of the Physical Inventory.
After the stock counting is completed, the differences between the actual and the log book quantities are directly monitored for a possible rechecking.
Finally, though the "Transfer to ERP" button, the stock counting quantities are automatically transferred to ACT’s ERP to identify differences and create the respective Stock Settlement documents.
2. Receiving – stowing
The warehouse manager may group one or more Invoices of a Single Supplier into a one receipt order. Then, the parts department personnel proceed with the receiving and stowing of the parts of this specific Receipt Order using the Barcode terminal device. Upon completion of the stowing, the server application automatically detects the discrepancies (if any) between the billing invoice and the Physical Receiving and the program goes into the module of "Settlement of Differences."
3. Stock Locator - Non allocated storage location
It is a function that supports the search of a code location and code quantity in the warehouse. It also extends the Parts file in order to support multiple storage locations in a warehouse for a single code.
4. Code Transaction and Movement Records
It displays all or selected certain transactions and moves (inventory, drop, picking, change location) that were performed by the warehouse personnel.
5. Customer order service process – picking procedure
Special printout of customer orders, sorted by item location for a quicker and more functional picking procedure.
B The Client application consists of the following functions:
1. Physical inventory
The parts personnel scans a part number and files the quantity either automatically (increments of 1, or manually (total part count stored on location shelf). In case of an error, he may change the quantity.
2. Receiving - stowing
The warehouse’s personnel scan one by one all codes that make up the receipt and stores on the respective shelf location.
3. Customer Service Order - Picking
By receiving the customer request / order or by issuing a sales document, the warehouseman scans with the bar code terminal and the ordered items are automatically entered into the pertinent documents.
4. Arrangement between locations
With simple functions using the barcode scanner, the warehouse personnel can scan the shelf barcode and the item barcode, then inserts the item quantity to be moved to another location. At the arrival to the new location, scans the new location barcode, the item barcode and inserts the item quantity, for the location transfer to be completed.This program offers very important services to the companies using it, since it:
- Reduces stock counting time and increases its accuracy
- Reduces the required time for customer service
- Reduces labor cost
- Increases the storage area capacity