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ATMS WMS Core Options

StockTrack PLUS Core

StockTrack PLUS options

System options will be discussed and agreed with the customer during the proposal and specification stage.

Arrivals

  •  Unplanned and planned receipts
  •  Link delivery with purchase orders
  •  Record unique delivery reference / consignment note numbers
  •  Receive from end of production line
  •  Track receipts through pre-put-away stages
  •  Text note to deliveries
  •  EDI pre-advice
  •  Works order pre-advice
  •  Receive against Purchase Order and Works Order
  •  Product accuracy and quality check
  •  Returned goods

Receiving

  • » Allow blind or sighted checking
  • » Record receipt (and return) of storage media by (optional) serial number pallets, bins etc)
  • » Auto quarantine/positive release
  • » Best before/batch/production date
  • » Serial number recording
  • » Individual item attribute recording (e.g. multiple reels on a pallet)
  • » Proof of receipt/documentation
  • » Allow receipts without documentation

Storage Rules

  •  Velocity / ABC
  •  Environmental (temperature, humidity, hazardous material)
  •  Product and code mix
  •  Demand level
  •  Type of demand (broken case, full case, pallet)
  •  Dimensions cube and weight
  •  Batch / lot / serial / control, batch date
  •  Type of storage device
  •  Replenishment thresholds
  •  Different rules for same product depending on quantity
  •  Stack height, Carton life, Pallet life
  •  Hanging, Top up, Pick up and deposit (P and D, e.g. narrow aisle) control

Storage Types

  •  Drive in
  •  Drive through
  •  Block
  •  APR
  •  Double deep
  •  Flow through
  •  Mobile
  •  Narrow aisle
  •  Very narrow aisle
  •  Bins
  •  Carton glide
  •  Hanging

Putaway

  •  System selects best location
  •  System selects normal location
  •  Truck driver selects location
  •  Movement via P and D/feeder
  •  Auto / priority direct to picking
  •  Auto / priority direct to out going orders
  •  Identification via stock code or unique pallet / container ID
  •  Prevent put away in block stacking area currently being used for picking
  •  Interleaving of pick, replenishment, putaway
  •  Flexible put-away verification
  •  Flexible performance reporting
  •  Container types and stocking factors – zones (frozen, chilled, ambient, ABC)
  •  Bulk/ pick/marshalling areas
  •  Location access constraints
  •  Temperature levels
  •  Pick-faces
  •  Urgent order handling
  •  User selected
  •  Automated storage

Pick Face Replenishment

  •  Minimum stock balance in location following allocation (allow multiple pallet positions for fast moving product)
  •  Dynamic picking locations for slow moving product automatically or manually initiate replenishment
  •  Top up replenishment by case, layer, full pallet dynamic pick face replenishment
    •  Product definition (seasonal,cyuclical, normal)
    •  Current demands
    •  Storage capacity
    •  Stock availability
    •  User defined rules
    •  Handling categories
    •  Selectable number of days for historical analysis
    •  Selectable number of days storage

Quality Control

  •  Sampling requirements specification
  •  Product re-grading
  •  Q C hold – reasons
  •  Incubation – curing
  •  Best before / sell by
  •  Scrap – reason / history
  •  Product test
    •  Min / max against user defined criteria
    •  Pass / fail decision for pallet / batch
  •  Barcode verification – case, item
  •  Hold by product, date, location, batch

Full Pallet / Container Retrieval

  •  System identifies pallet to be retrieved
  •  Truck driver identifies pallet to be retrieved
  •  Retrieved via P and D.
  •  Tracking to destination
  •  Interleaved with put away
  •  Retrieved by oldest / batch / required date / nearest / order number

Item Retrieval / Picking

  •  Auto replenishment
  •  Consolidated picks
  •  Heavy / large picks first
  •  Retrieved by oldest / batch / required date / nearest / order number
  •  Order pooling
  •  Rationing / back orders
  •  Product Substitution
  •  Promotional product differentiation
  •  Serial number recording
  •  Analyse order pool and optimise
  •  Pick activity based on pick rates, available equipment available manpower, available stock
  •  Pick wave planning
  •  Orders classified by overdue, due X days
  •  Order by customer
  •  Order by delivery zone
  •  Pick accuracy
  •  Orders picked per man per hour
  •  Items picked per man per hour

Despatch Control

  •  Record actual truck departure
  •  Record serial numbers if not recorded
  •  Record catch weights etc
  •  Record chargeable containers / pallet
  •  Order staging prior to despatch
  •  Creation of shipping labels, documents manifest
  •  Transfer of orders / carriers
  •  Stage in reverse drop sequence
  •  Scan onto vehicle
  •  Generate trailer map
  •  Generate despatch documentation
    •  Total weight, total cube

Returns

  •  QC hold
  •  Pre – advice / clearance of returns
  •  Returns documentation
  •  Part used returns (e.g. reels, pallets returned for production)
  •  Re-grade

Stock Check

  •  Cycle counting
    •  By time
    •  Movement history
    •  Mandatory, counting interval stock
  •  Blind counts
  •  More than a defined number of location visits since last count
  •  More than x months since last count

Stock Hierarchy / Coding

  •  Vehicle / load
  •  Pallet
  •  Layer
  •  Case
  •  Inner
  •  Single
  •  Allow for product grade, product configuration, customised products
  •  Units of measure, e.g. metres, Kg etc

Stock Ownership

  •  Own stock
  •  Customers stock
  •  Suppliers stock
  •  Quarantined stock

Reports

  •  Stock by owner
  •  Stock by sell by date
  •  Stock movement
  •  Stock scrapped
  •  Stock by batch / rotation
  •  Stock by product code
  •  Stock by product group
  •  Low stock, zero stock
  •  Slow moving stock
  •  Stock transfer

Traceability

  •  Lot / batch / serial number / pallet / purchase order / works order

Physical Warehouse

  •  Multi site
  •  Multi warehouse
  •  Multi zone
  •  Multi location
  •  Super PI
    •  user confiugrable criteria

Material Handling Equipment interface etc.

  •  PLCs
  •  ASRs
  •  Weighscales

Management Reports

  •  Despatch throughput
  •  Warehouse stock
  •  Warehouse utilisation
  •  Items / orders picked
  •  Items / orders despatched

Miscellaneous Requirements

  •  Invoicing for S H and D
  •  Space occupied
  •  Movement / handling activity
  •  Operations charging
  •  Event handling
  •  Event scheduler

General Requirements

  •  Support RDTs, PDTs, peel off labels
  •  Record variable items on pallets (e.g. reels)
  •  Record serialised items on pallets
  •  Provide general bin store control (fifo traceability)
  •  Provide traceability
  •  Allow multiple and different units of measure
  •  Multi client
  •  Multi warehouse
  •  Mix of products, owners, batches, expiry date, lots, stock condition
  •  Conversion / packaging operations