Scanco Multi-Bin and WMS is designed to start up fast with simple to use right away features. It provides built-in advanced features for warehouse management which can be setup and turned ON as required. From the simple use of Bins in a small warehouse to automating the flow of inventory in the most complicated of warehouses, Scanco Multi-Bin WMS provides the options necessary. In the following pages you will see a description of warehouse flow and terminology that will assist you in getting the most out of the system.
Warehouse Management System. A warehouse management system, or WMS, is a key part of the supply chain and primarily aims to control the movement and storage of materials within a warehouse and process the associated transactions, including shipping, receiving, putaway and picking. The systems also direct and optimize stock putaway based on real-time information about the status of bin utilization.
The objective of a warehouse management system is to provide a set of computerized procedures to handle the receipt of stock and returns into a warehouse facility, model and manage the logical representation of the physical storage facilities (e.g. racking etc.), manage the stock within the facility and enable a seamless link to order processing and logistics management in order to pick, pack and ship product out of the facility.
Aisles are codes assigned to bin locations to create a narrow zone within a Region in the warehouse. Directed Putaway uses Aisle codes to put goods in the Aisle. Association of Aisles can be done by Item Maintenances and Product Line Maintenance.
Directed Pick directs the picker where to pick goods from. Goods are allocated to sales orders so goods. The Sales Order pick sheet and the Multi-bin Wave pick sheet are printed to pick by order. The (*W) Wave Batch pick sheet to print by the Wave Batch. Raw materials can be allocated to B/M production entries and W/O material issues and pick sheets guide to picking those goods.
Directed PutAway options directs the system where goods are stored. The system calculates destination information from the capacity of the locations and the desired settings. Print the Multi-Bin PutAway Report to print put aways from staging locations or after goods are produced. Put Away report also can be generated for goods that have not been received by using the Put Away template in purchase order printing.
ID license plate ID code to represent any group of inventory items. Also known as Pallet Case ID.
Inventory Allocations can be considered physically setting aside an item for use elsewhere. Allocations are considered hard, because an item allocated in one place, cannot be allocated to another as well. Directed picking “allocates” goods automatically from the rules set in the system. Goods can be pre-allocated manually in Sales Order entry.
Location Types/Areas represents the types of locations to represent if a pick area to pick from, overflow for backstock and case packs and pallets, staging to hold inventory to disseminate from. Floor and Other location types used to pick other areas to pick with a different priority versus the pick area.
Primary Bin Locations are locations for dedicated for certain items. The same goods rotate in these locations. They can be close to the shipping to speed pick and shipping. They can be manually assigned to an item or they can be assigned because the goods land in a location designated as a primary.
Priority Bin Locations are locations that supersede the regular system algorithms. Bin locations selected for a Customer and Sales Order will prioritize directed picking and directed putaway.
Region Codes are codes assigned to bin locations group the locations and/or create a zone in the warehouse. Wave Batch auto splits a batch by Region codes so pickers can pick by their zone. Directed Putaway narrows putaway to the selected Region codes in Item Maintenance and Product Line Maintenance.
Replenishment is the process of rotating inventory from back stock or other selectable areas in the warehouse forward into picking zones. Replenishment quantities are typically calculated and triggered via a Min/Max attributes of an item/bin combination or in more complex warehouse environments can sometimes be demand driven.
Staging bin locations are common locations for task setup by warehouse code. RECEIVING for P/O receipts, SHIPPING for packing to ship, WIP to group raw materials to be issued, QC to group finished goods completed.
License Plate Identifying inventory with a License Plate (LP) containerizes inventory and makes the inventory movement more efficient by moving the inventory as a group rather than by individual items and lot serial numbers. Fully integrated throughout multi-bin inventory, provides on the fly creation, editing and printing of pallet objects. License plates can be received, transferred, picked, issued, shipped. LP inventory can moved between locations and merged into other LP’s.
Wave Picking is picking by bin location code order or by bin location sort code order. Features provide to do this for a single sales order or a group of sales orders.
Wave Batch Picking is picking for a number of orders at once in the order of bin locations in warehouse region. The goods can be pre-allocated (as defined above) or estimated and then transferred to the shipping dock and allocated or just shipped there.
Some information reference Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warehouse_management_system
(*E) Feature for Add-on for Expiration Date and Vendor Lot Traceability
(*P) Feature for Add-on for License Plating - Case Packs, Pallets and Containers
(*W) Feature for Add-on for Wave Batch Picking