CAPITAL Warehouse Manager administers the movement and storage of products and materials entering and leaving your warehouse.Computer directed picking/packing, accurate stock levels, and computer directed ‘putaway’ are the central functions of Warehouse Manager. Used in conjunction with basic or sophisticated barcode scanning and data capture, a ‘WMS’ has the potential to decrease labour costs (by improving pick accuracy and therefore reducing mistakes), improve customer service, and therefore stock level accuracy.
The Flexible Warehouse
Warehouse Manager supports a wide range of picking, dispatch, and receiving procedures. Manual procedures are supported for managing items that are unbarcoded and where paper based picklists continue to be used. Paperless picking and automated data transfer from scanning devices is also possible, if your warehouse lay-out, hardware and product codes make this a preferred option.
The sales and dispatch cycle begins when sales orders and selected invoices are entered or imported into the Back Order Control Centre. Here items are allocated for release based on available quantities. Once goods are allocated, they are ready for picking.Allocated goods are transferred to the Warehouse Manager's Dispatch Management System. Warehouse staff are directed to pick and pack orders. These orders may appear on printed picklists or transferred to electronic data collection and/or scanning devices. Stock items need not be barcoded, although it is standard practice to barcode as many items as possible in order to improve efficiency and accuracy.Warehouse staff have numerous options available when picking and packing goods. Goods may be packed based on customer order number, or all customer orders pending, or bin location, or product code, or priority, or other criteria. This allows warehouse staff to maximize time by picking goods in sequences they find most efficient.Once the items relating to the order are found, they are scanned directly into the system database via a wireless mobile data collector, or uploaded via a connecting cable, or taken near a PC and scanned using a hand-held scanner -- or product items may be entered manually. CAPITAL Warehouse Manager is a flexible solution providing a variety of different scanning and interfacing options, subject to the most appropriate technology suitable for your business requirements and budget.Data gathered using mobile data collectors can be uploaded into the Warehouse Managerseamlessly. Warehouse Manager then confirms that the items collected match those the customer ordered. Warehouse staff may indicate ‘short-picks’ where orders could not be fulfilled due to shortages caused by damaged stock, etc. Since the warehousing system can track the weight of each item, the estimated weight can optionally be compared against the actual weight as a further means of confirming the accuracy of the pick pack procedure.After the pick is entered and accepted, the customer order is marked ready for release (invoicing) or an invoice can be generated and printed, faxed or emailed immediately. Notifications also also be sent via SMS. Other forms and documents, such as dispatch labels, and email notification confirming the packing/shipment of goods, can also be sent.
The CAPITAL purchase and delivery cycle begins with the manual or automatic generation of purchase orders based on your stock replenishment requirements. As goods are delivered from suppliers, items are checked off against orders pending against undelivered purchase orders.
Scanning & Data Capture
In Warehouse Manager Receive warehouse staff scan goods as they arrive using wireless data capture devices, fixed or cordless scanners, or by manual entry via a PC. The collected information is verified against actual purchase orders. The Warehouse Manager may be set to only accept the correct quantity or a quantity within an under and/or over percentage range.Once goods are scanned, Stock Control can be updated immediately, or quantity adjustments deferred until purchase orders are processed. Received goods may set purchase orders as delivered or may leave purchase orders open but marked with the quantities actually received. Accounting staff can then verify the purchase order pricing, etc., before accepting supplier invoices.
Dispatch with automatic stock release & invoice generation.EmailAutomatically send email confirmations of dispatched goodsLabels, Docket & Form PrintingPrint shipping labels, delivery dockets, courier dockets & other stationary forms automatically, based on fully customisable user defined criteria.Direct DeliveryOptionally directly deliver into stock, bypassing purchase order processing.Supplier Invoice GenerationOptionally automatically generate supplier invoices on receipt of inventory matched against purchase orders via the warehouse.Freight/InsuranceOptionally prompt for freight, insurance & handling charges from warehouse. (Not from mobile scanners.)Payment PromptingOptionally prompt for payment, such as credit card processing, from warehouse. (Not from mobile scanners.Shipping ConsignmentsScan consignment docket numbers & carrier information for later look-up.
FEATURES•Multi-WarehouseCreate & manage multiple warehouses per company.•Multi-CompanyCreate & manage single or multiple warehouses for multiple companies.•ASN’sImport ASN (advanced shipping notice) information electronically.•Computer DirectedComputer directed put away & pick.•CustomisePick & put away strategies can be fully customised.•WirelessWireless mobile scanning using a variety of data collection devices.•FilteringFilter orders by multiple criteria such as exclude partial order ships, special items, forward dated ships, department, etc.•Multiple ViewsView items pending dispatch by date of order, priority, order number, account code, zone, carrier, volume, weight & other criteria.•Pick FacesBulk storage to pick face auto-replenishment computer directed instructions to warehouse staff.•Reserve OrdersScanned goods can be reserved & held for later dispatch. STOCK CONTROL•BinsMulti-bin storage tracking. Bin/storage location property definitions include:- weight- capacity- volume- length- width and height - temperature- humidity- ranking, and- special requirements.•StocktakesWireless or paper based 'snapshot' stocktaking with variance reporting.•Bin TransfersTransfer stock between bins and internal locations.•Zones & LocationsOrganise inventory within the warehouse by bin/storage unit, zone and location.•Inners/OutersDefine barcode alternatives for product codes (inners/outers), e.g., barcode for cartons, cases, packs, pallets, in addition to base product barcode.•Delivery TolerancesAccept or reject arrival stock by percentage tolerance.