Warehouse Management System Processes

WMS Processes

Efficient, accurate warehouse management is a challenge without the right tools. Exacta's warehouse management system lets you focus on your core business by handling processes such as inventory control, order fulfillment, consolidation and packing.


Inbound Processes

Receiving - Speed Dock to Stock

The receiving process in the Exacta warehouse management system provides options for verification of receipts against purchase orders, advanced shipping notices or blind receipts based on your operational needs. Problem product can be placed into quarantine with a reason code associated for quick and easy visibility and reporting. Configuration enables an appropriate put-away location to be identified as products are received, allowing operators to process more efficiently and get product put away into stock quickly.

Returns - Enhance Reverse Logistics

When products are returned to your warehouse, the Exacta WMS enables operators to input data regarding the returned items and determine the appropriate action to take. This could include putting the items back into inventory, a staging area for delivery or scrapping the item.

Quality Control - Exceed customer expectations

Based on your business rules, the Exacta WMS detects if an item requires any quality control (QC) procedures. If QC is required, the check is performed during the receiving process, and Exacta will display the necessary instructions. Any item that fails the QC is placed into a quarantine zone for additional handling.


Outbound Processes

Waving - Plan and Process What You Need When You Need

Waving is the process of grouping orders and activating them for processing. Together, the waving suite of programs, wave planning, wave management, and wave closeout and exception handling provide end-to-end control and visibility for order processing.

Picking - Improve Your Accuracy

Batch pick is performed using an RF handheld scanner to pick orders. Exacta displays instructions on the RF screen, and the operator provides feedback via barcode scanning or manual keying of data.

Packing and Shipping - Reduce Costs, Stay On Time

With the rising costs of transportation, it is even more important to find ways to reduce costs while still meeting the delivery requirements of customers. Proper packing and shipping is important to minimize monthly freight bills while meeting customer delivery expectations. The pack process is used to prepare orders for shipping and can be performed by the operator scanning each item for a complete order audit or by a single scan of the container or order to accept it as picked.


Inventory Management

Replenishment - Stock Products for Faster Order Fulfillment

The Exacta warehouse management system monitors current inventory levels in the forward pick locations and once inventory is removed from a location, Exacta evaluates if that product requires replenishment. Once the warehouse management system knows that the product needs to be replenished and has found the appropriate locations to pick from and stock to, a replenishment order is created to bring the appropriate quantity from reserve storage to the forward pick location.

Cycle Count - Eliminate Downtime for Costly Physical Inventories

Cycle counting is used to check and maintain accurate inventory and many companies employ rigorous cycle count programs as part of an overall strategy to move away from having to perform a physical inventory.

Cycle count updates may be posted to the host system upon completion, ensuring the host system has the most up-to-date inventory level possible to promise to customers.


Visibility to Your Workflow - System Intelligence

Workflow Monitoring

Managing your employees effectively requires supply chain software with real-time visibility to balance the workload and exception alerts to handle small problems before they have an opportunity to grow. Within the Exacta WMS is a set of web-based tools to help monitor and track work flow and productivity as well as provide alerts to problems.

Visibility Benefits - Eagle's Eye View of All Processes and Movement

The system visibility in the Exacta warehouse management system is critical to companies looking to have leaner and more agile operations. Whether it is a question of how much of an item you have in stock, if an order has been shipped or how many line items an employee has picked in the past hour, increased visibility gives your managers the ability to work smarter and more efficiently.

Questions about Warehouse Management Systems?

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