SYSPRO Supply Chain Transfers - Goods in Transit Introduction

Posted by Gerry Poe


Supply Chain Transfers - Goods in Transit - enterprise tools to manage, and control inter-company stock cost and visibility.

A standard of SYSPRO's Goods in Transit facility utilizes Supply Chain Transfers (SCT) providing the tools for greater management, control and visibility over stock items that are in the process of being transferred between warehouse locations. Forming a core component of the Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP) and Material Requirement (MRP) systems providing a primary reconcilable book of account for materials between your company's locations.



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Tags: Supply Chain Management, Warehouse Management, Goods in Transit, SYSPRO

Warehouse Management System Activity Exception (Slotting) Optimization

Posted by Gerry Poe


Warehouse Management Systems Slotting

Why do you see inventory items in a store on the end-caps or strategic locations on shelves? Why does it cost suppliers more discount allowances to the store for those items to be located on an end-cap instead of the middle of the shopping aisle? They are visible, quickly picked up, and are more likely the buyer will purchase them. So give your customers what they want, faster and more efficiently.



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Tags: Warehouse Management, WMS, Food & Beverage, WMS Slotting, warehouse slotting

Warehouse Management System Bin Location Management

Posted by Gerry Poe


Is 6 digits the longest you can have as a location number for ERP Warehouse Management System Bin Location IDs?  Warehouse bin location IDs are small but powerful.

Let’s take a closer look at possibilities:



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Tags: Warehouse Management, ERP System, WMS, Inventory Control

WMS Distribution Center Competitive Workforce (Infographic)

Posted by Gerry Poe


Distribution centers, having a heavy and poignant role in customer on-time delivery and satisfaction, need the best systems and software to process materials' high throughput requirements.

Communications problems between people, technology systems (software and hardware) affecting vendors, manufacturers, buyers, and customers center around a lack of synchronization. When materials for a product mix; ranging from finished goods to raw components, lot expiry and conformance, can be tied to demand and supply chain leveling.  



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Tags: Supply Chain Management, Warehouse Management, WMS, Warehouse Software

COLLECT® Advanced Fulfillment Software Buyer's Checklist

Posted by Gerry Poe


With many experts are predicting tough times ahead which makes it a good time to add supply chain execution capabilities to streamline the shipping and receiving processes, improve productivity and meet the increasingly complex industry and customer requirements.

Unfortunately, not all systems help you compete and if you are a smaller manufacturer or distributor, you may not need the complexity of an ERP application designed for larger peers.  

With this consideration, you still need a solution that helps compete for business in the demanding, global world of distribution.

Industries which have an opportunity to improve functionality, compete and win business, even when times get tough:

Complex industries – Industries like consumer packaged goods often have complex needs such as unique labeling, packaging and shipping requirements.

Regulated industries – Regulated industries such as automotive and those that handle hazardous materials need systems that help them stay in compliance.

Distribution to large retailers – Many large retailers have unique and stringent material handling and labeling requirements that need to be met in order for a distributor or manufacturer to maintain status as a preferred supplier.

Global distribution – Organizations that distribute goods abroad need systems that help them create all the necessary paperwork and ensure that nothing is missed.



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Tags: Warehouse Management, WMS, Warehouse Software, Shipping

Successful Selection and Implementation of WMS for Manufacturing and Distribution

Posted by Gerry Poe


Supply chain managers have been trying to get visibility into their operations as long as there have been supply chains. In an omni-channel operating environment, visibility is more critical than ever. When a customer places an order, you need to have some degree of confidence that the inventory is going to be there. The value of a warehouse management system is quickly obvious which brings us to the questions of “which system?” and “who will implement the system?”

When selecting a warehouse management system (WMS), there are an abundant number to choose from. After working with the best (and worst), we understand the frustration of how expectations can be exceeded (or broken).

If you currently operate an ERP system, the WMS functionality may be part of that suite, or you can use a bolt-on WMS package or an extended WMS for convergence. We have implemented both and believe the choice of WMS software should fit exactly to the requirements of your warehouse operations. (vs. changing the operation to meet the demands of the WMS software)



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Warehouse Slotting – When is it time to reslot

Posted by Gerry Poe


Many changes within the warehouse can have a negative impact on productivity making the original slotting setup less than optimal. SKU stock or velocity, new products, discontinued products, new trends in the industry and new technology are examples. The changes can happen slowly and may not be apparent.

It's been proven that a properly slotted warehouse drives down operation costs and improves distribution productivity by 8% to 15%, and can yield space savings up to 30%.  It is possible to understand the issues and opportunities with a hits and movement analysis, by mapping it out, or by following pickers. Even so, it's very easy to overlook the true opportunity of slotting and underestimate the impact it can have on productivity.



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Tags: Warehouse Management, WMS Slotting, Warehouse Software

Four Outstanding Benefits of WMS Software

Posted by Gerry Poe


Streamline inventory management, improve productivity and meet complex industry and customer requirements with WMS software. Below we outline four outstanding benefits from WMS software. 



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Five Benefits of Warehouse Slotting Optimization

Posted by Gerry Poe


Warehouse Slotting provides strategy and optimization of material pick-bin locations based on the main business drivers. Seasonality, sales trends, industry flex, and satisfying your customer's adapting to change.

For Example:
  • Why do you see inventory items in a store on the end-caps or strategic locations on shelves?

  • Why does it cost suppliers more discount-allowances to the store for those items to be located on an end-cap instead of the middle of the shopping aisle?

    They are visible, easily picked up, and are more likely the buyer will purchase them.

You can give your customers what they want, faster and more efficiently.



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Tags: ERP, Supply Chain Management, Warehouse Management, WMS Slotting

Reduce Shipping Inaccuracies With Mobile Battery Powered Carts

Posted by Gerry Poe


Introducing Newcastle Mobile Powered Carts. Meet your shipping department's new best friend. In shipping, point of use processing ensures peace of mind that product is labeled accurately, documents are matched correctly and on its way to the customer quickly.

Mobile powered carts can help your shipping area:

  • Process goods directly at the pallet
  • Increase shipment accuracy and volume
  • Keep printing and labeling at the dock
  • Remove motion, waiting and transportation waste


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Tags: Warehouse Management, WMS

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