Today, more than ever, warehouse management systems are critical to effectively manage your supply chain and achieve peak performance. By implementing the latest technologies in your warehouse you can significantly improve warehouse operations, employee productivity, and customer satisfaction. VAI S2K Warehouse Management Software (WMS) will allow you to monitor warehouse activities in real-time, minimizing entry errors, and help you measure the efficiency of your warehouse employees. This powerful application provides both paper-based and radio frequency processing for inventory receiving, movement and replenishments, product put-aways, order picking, shipment verification, cycle counting, and much more.
It all starts with the effective receiving and put-away of goods. As products are received, S2K WMS automatically matches the items being received to your purchase order or container to verify that the correct items are being received. Lots and carton I.D's can be recorded, and item bar code labels can be automatically generated for products without bar codes. For bulk receiving, the system can print a pallet license plate for easy tracking of pallet movements. Using fixed or random bin logic, and based on a myriad of user defined parameters, the system will then automatically assign a put-away location. An effective receiving process is critical in understanding what items are in your warehouse, what quantities are available, and where they are located.
With S2K Dock Scheduling, you can mange dock appointments and process inbound shipments through a centralized application that manages your door capacity down to the quarter hour, appointment durations, and facilitates the processing of inbound containers. From this application users can combine multiple purchase orders into a container, schedule the container to a specific door, and pre-print pallet labels based on TI-HI information from the vendor. Once received, users can simply apply pallet labels, scan, and move bulk goods to their assigned put-away location.
Warehouse Transfers / Bin Replenishments
Warehouse transfers can be automatically or manually created for both inter-location and inter-company transfers. Suggested transfers are based on the usage, transfer lead time, and minimum requirements of each location. Use the transfer maintenance program within S2K WMS to review suggested transfers and adjust the stock allocations for each item by location. Transfers are then released to the Order Manager dashboard for picking. The bin replenishment recommendation program analyzes bin replenishment needs and creates move tasks from bulk to picking areas to ensure picking locations are fully stocked.
Cycle Counting and Physical Inventory
S2K WMS Cycle Counting and Physical Inventory modules provide management with tools to control and gauge the accuracy of current inventory records maintained in the locator system. Automatic cycle counting takes place continuously based on the cycle class code assigned in the item master file. The cycle count process writes transaction records, prints count sheets, allows RF-based counting and produces variance reports. Full physical inventory counting is supported using wireless terminals or count sheets. Detailed inquiries display all counting activity and variances reported.
Picking and Shipping
For picking and shipping, S2K WMS contains an advanced Order Manager module that allows warehouse managers to view and release sales orders and warehouse transfer requests for either individual or wave picking. It enables users to view selected orders and group them for efficient picking based on a wide range of sort options. Once released to the warehouse, this module gives warehouse managers the ability to review picking in progress and analyze performance by area, zone and picker.
For shipment verification, S2K WMS allows the user to verify the items picked against each customer order. Simply by scanning, the system will verify that the correct item and quantity was picked. And the system also prompts for any serial numbers or lot numbers that may be required.
For pick and pack operations, shipment verification allows the user to track which items are in a specific box. As each box is filled, the system will produce a shipping label that can be scanned and integrated with common carrier parcel systems such as UPS Worldship, or Fedex so users can track weight, freight charges and tracking numbers. Integrated EDI features provide automatic UCC-128 label printing and electronic advance ship notices. Optional interface to voice pick systems is available to provide hands-free and eyes-free work processes connected seamlessly to S2K WMS.
Voice Picking Interface
Leading food and beverage companies rely on voice-enabled solutions to help them control operational costs while meeting and exceeding customer expectations. By integrating voice-enabled solutions with S2K Warehouse, your staff will fulfill orders more quickly and accurately, and you will be able to reduce your internal costs for multiple functions across your warehouse operations. With the "hands-free and eyes-free" capability, you'll benefit from the flexibility to be able to fulfill orders efficiently regardless of the order composition – from DCs to retail stores and direct customers.
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