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Warehouse Management System (WMS)

The WMS is a highly sophisticated piece of software that

  • Optimizes warehouse from storage
  • Reduces the need of workers, by optimizing operations also (put-away picking, packing etc )
  • Achieves ~100% inventory accuracy
  • Is extremely simply to use – 95% tasks are simply scan based.
  • Most of the tasks can be run on the mobile-phones, HHTs – ensuring maximum mobility for workers.

Some of the key features are provided below.

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GRN

  • Show MRP, color, size and product photo, for inward QC
  • Create a unique item-id bar-code for each peace
  • Have separate bins for QC Pass and QC Fail items
  • Do not allow mixing of QC Pass and QC Fail items
  • Map item-id to a bin-id

PutAway

  • Show empty location for put-away
  • Put-away by scanning bin-id to a location-id.

Picking Management

For B2C

  1. Specify wave size and channel priority for picking
  2. Prioritize B2C orders for picking based on order SLA times
  3. Show aisle wise pick-pendency, so that warehouse manager can utilize manpower
  4. Multiple pickers can pick all items in a wave simultaneously

For B2B

  1. For B2B, specify the order to be picked.
  2. Multiple pickers can pick all items of that order simultaneously

Picking

  • Allow user to scan any location-id, and system starts giving picks for items closest to that location
  • Show MRP, color, size and photo to picker, for accurate picking
  • Allow items to be marked as not-found. In this case the system provides another location to a suitable picker, to pick this product.

Packing

  • B2C
    • Show MRP, color, size and photo, for accurate packing
    • For B2C, automatically print Invoice and shipping label without user needing to click on any button
    • For B2C, clearly display all items in an order in two categories
      • All items scanned on the packing desk
      • All items pending scan on
  • B2B
    • Create outward boxes.
    • Show MRP, color, size and photo, for accurate packing
    • Map each item to a box
    • Automatically created box wise packing lists.

Invoicing

  • B2B
    • Use of series to create invoice numbers
    • B2B invoicing done in only few minutes, by scanning packed boxes
    • Support GST values.
  • B2C
    • B2C invoicing is done by the e-commerce portal

Operations & Recycle Desk 

  • For B2B, display Outward Box ID for a packed item
  • For B2C, display Channel and Order ID 
  • Mark empty location by scanning location
  • Show last 3 numbers on barcode in big font so that picking is fast

Pigeon Holes

Pigeon holes are like a mini storage area, which help to combine items in a multi-item B2C order.

  • System automatically assigns a pigeon hole to a multi-item B2C order
  • Upon scanning and item, system suggests the pigeon hole to put it in
  • When combination is complete, a picker can deliver the full order to the packing desk.

Handover / Manifest

For B2C

  • Automatically create manifest from all packed items, based on transporter and channel.
  • Show AWB no. and bar-code in handover document

Returns Processing

The system can accept returns against return orders (against a channel generated Return Order). There are features to

  • Mark return items as QC Fail or QC Pass, along with reason
  • Take product pictures at the time of return

Printing / Bar-coding

System supports a variety of printing devices, and can print all kinds of document:

  • invoices
  • packing-lists
  • manifests
  • handover documents
  • location bar-codes
  • bin bar-codes
  • outward box bar-codes
  • item-id bar-codes
  • gift labels
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