Receiving goods in the warehouse can involve different processes (from the supplier, from another site, from internal production, from customer rejects or returns, etc.). Each process can be configured according to its specific features.
Inbound shipment visibility relates to the production or purchase orders that will be received with different shipments, or to the actual shipment that will be received in terms of packages and/or articles, quantities or other attributes. As soon as they are acquired via the web portal, EDI or Excel import, the Shipment, ASN and/or PO interfaces enable total visibility at different levels of aggregation.
Registration of documents via reconciliation with the Shipment, ASN and/or PO or, in their absence, direct entry in the shipment system which determines the official reception of the goods. Another option is to enter the consignment in the ERP system and populate the data in the WMS.
Together with the traditional receiving process aimed at the replenishment of warehouse stock (to storage locations or directly to picking), Click Reply™ WM also supports cross-docking, thereby freeing up warehouse space.
Material received and already assigned to an order (Planned Cross Dock), or anonymous material (Opportunistic Cross Dock), passes directly to the end user without the need for storage.
Reconciliation with the Delivery Notes document and account status in automatic and user-evaluated mode, rework, de-kitting, re-labelling, identification of appropriate in-warehouse destination, transfer or delivery to customer.
Click Reply™ WM enables control of automated processes and management of the variables and exceptions characteristic of inbound processes, in order to obtain maximum control of qualitative and quantitative accuracy of incoming materials and optimised management of the storage of goods in the warehouse.
Since it can handle different requirements within the same site or for the same customer, it can obtain improved performance in terms of activity phases and their follow-up, automated system processes, data to be handled and its mandatory or non-mandatory status. Some examples: - separation or unification of system and physical reception and allocation phases - separation or unification of put-away and admittance closure phases - execution of jobs using RF terminals, printed lists or labels - automatic repalletisation based on pre-configured rules and guided by the system via web or RF - sorting management based on RF terminals or interface with sorter - multi-step management via frontal and trilateral stackers in intensive warehouse operations
Incoming sorting via web, RF or interface with automatic sorter to rationalise put-away operations and warehouse space. Sorting rules and compatibility configured by system and physical status of goods, supplier, owner and wide range of article attributes, map and incoming delivery slip.
User-configured content and layout, automatic and/or on-demand generation.
System-guided transfer to Quality Control as per configured rules (reason, supplier type or other logistics attributes of the incoming goods), determination of quantities to be subjected to control as a percentage of configured incoming quantities, with on-request transfer to Quality Control.
Manual or automatic allocation rules depending on management strategy, configured to take into account numerous factors such as article classifications, provenance, status and map ownership.
Single or multi-article SKU management.
Temporary parking of material received in by-pass mode, pending order for its immediate shipment to the end customer.
Direct fulfilment from the staging area of incomplete orders due to stock shortages.