Warehouse Management System -
Technical Features.

Explore the technical features of our Warehouse Management System.

Inventory Tracking.

Serialized/Non-Serialized Tracking

  • Tracks serialized and non-serialized inventory.

  • Date/time stamping enforces aging and First-In-First-Out (FIFO) rotation.

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Inbound Logistics.

Purchase Orders

  • Can be created manually or via EDI.

Receiving

  • Inspect, validate, and quality-check received inventory.

  • Pre-configured workflows inspect/reconcile deliveries.

  • Receive by pallet, master carton, inner carton, and individual unit via unique IMEI, SKU, and/ or EAN.

  • Quarantine damaged inventory.

Capturing Key Information

  • Capture volume, dimensions, and weight details for pallets, cartons, and individual items.

Electronic Communications

  • Purchase order details.

  • Purchase order amendments and updates.

  • Advanced Shipping Notices (ASN).

  • Delivery pre-alerts.

  • Goods Received Note – for generation and payment.

  • Electronic License Plate tracking.

  • Shipment and delivery expectations.

Inventory Management.

Bin Location

  • Set up dynamic bin locations, logical areas, or allocations of inventory.

  • Supports dynamic bin locations that mimic the physical storage and racking present in the warehouse.

  • Considers:

    • Quantity.

    • Packaging type.

    • Location preference.

    • Weight.

    • Dimensions.

    • Special handling requirements.

    • Warehouse layout.

    • Frequency of orders.

    • Order requirements.

Kitting & Bundling

  • Kitting repackages 2+ items together.

  • Bundling ships items together without repackaging.

  • Create new SKUs during assembly/bundling/kitting.

  • Store Bill of Materials with kitted/bundled SKUs.

Stock Takes

  • Stock counts include cycle counts and blind stock counts.

  • Improves the speed and accuracy of stock takes by enforcing:

    • Bin locations.

    • Put-away.

    • Inventory rotation.

    • Allocation.

    • Dimensions.

    • Stock take frequency.

    • Processes.

    • Reconciliation.

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Outbound Logistics.

Order Picking

  • Categorize/group sales orders and define packing/shipping rules for each type.

  • Issue picking waves to specific teams or people.

  • Consolidate picking waves.

  • Direct pickers to the correct bin location.

  • Notify pickers of specialized handling equipment.

  • Enforce correct item selection by scanning bin/inventory.

  • Direct pickers to move inventory to correct locations.

  • Determine and enforce the use of packaging material.

  • Print delivery slips and determine placement.

  • Create shipment labels including barcodes or QR codes.

Reverse Logistics.

Returns

Facilitates return of product to the warehouse for:

  • Consumer Protection Act returns.

  • Product recalls.

  • Bulk returns.

  • Dead On Arrival (DOA) returns.

  • Beyond economic repair situations.

  • Out of box failures.

  • In-warranty claims.

  • Repairs for both in and out-of-warranty items.

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Configuration.

Multi-Location Setup

  • Set up and configure multiple logical or physical warehouses and distribution centres.

Language

  • Supports multiple languages.

  • Interface is presented in the user’s native language.

Scanning

  • Supports hand-held scanning devices in key processes, such as put-away and picking.

System Integrations.

Maplewave Platform

Maplewave’s WMS works seamlessly with the rest of our platform.

  • Inventory Management Solution: WMS seamlessly integrates with our inventory management solution to create an end-to-end supply chain from warehouse to customer across all channels and touchpoints.

  • BI & Reporting:  Detailed reports for performance management, activity, and productivity.

Integrations

  • Demand Planning.

  • Inventory Management.

  • CRM and Billing.

  • General/Nominal Ledger.

  • Courier/Carrier.

  • Supplier ERP.

Courier Management

  • Consolidate shipping and select most economic methods.

  • Manage courier against established KPIs.

  • Ensure authorized signatures for manifest handover.

  • Track all shipments to the point of delivery.

  • Manage shipment discrepancies.

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Reporting.

Reports

Real-time reporting and dashboards provide visibility of Warehouse operations, including:

  • Time and attendance.

  • Productivity and Time and Motion studies.

  • Forecasting of manpower requirements based on historical sales order volumes and time to complete.

  • Effectiveness of picking.

  • Conformance to warehouse targeted KPIs, including put-away, picking, stock take, and sales order quality checks.

  • Physical inventory quantities.

  • Financial values of inventory holdings.

  • Trigger warnings and exceptions when inventories breach minimum and maximum levels.

Access Control.

Permissions

  • Access levels enable/restrict activities.

  • Require passwords to authorize protected functionality.

  • Biometric data can be used instead of passwords.

  • Audit user activity across different machines.

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