The Logistics module (WMS - Warehouse Management System) assures goods turnaround management and record keeping including returnable packages in the logistic warehouse together with assurance of the needed administration. All movements may be controlled from online terminals with barcode readers. With connection to the Conveyance module of IS PRYTANIS it is possible to arrange the transport of shipped goods. The functional part is complemented with survey sets.
The Logistics module includes the following applications
The application is designed for keeping a record of goods in logistic warehouses. It is possible to record any number of warehouses with more goods owners in each with differently set properties and behaviours. Data to be recorded can be defined for every goods type (production number, batch number, receipt date, production date, expiry date). Goods accepted for storage are monitored from preliminary acceptance via acceptance confirmation to placing in particular shelf positions. On release the order can be traced back to its placement, including blocked ordered goods, goods release and shipment. It is possible to prepare data for goods transport assurance. Goods moves from acceptance, through reloading to release of pallet or complete orders can be performed from on-line terminals with barcode readers. Records are also kept of damaged goods, individual suppliers and clients and their pallet accounts. The module allows for uploading and exporting documents in various formats, automatic report sending to goods owners and complex access to stocktaking.
A specially adapted Logistic Warehouse application for the purpose of motor vehicle storage.
Reader (on-line terminal)
The movement of goods within the warehouse may be controlled from on-line terminals with barcode readers. The terminals are wirelessly connected directly to the server showing the terminal application running on the server. All moves initiated from the on-line terminal are immediately reflected in the system. Several terminals at once may work on individual orders.
At the start of the shift each warehouseman logs onto the on-line terminal and receives work from the system. Every performed warehouse operation is entered in the system and may be used for monitoring employee performance, or for analysing demands of the operations.
The on-line terminal may be used for the following (but not exclusively) operations:
- Goods acceptance and return of returnable packaging to the warehouse
- Release of palletised or completed orders
- Movement of goods between shelf positions
- Sorting mixed pallets into positions
- Consolidation of prepared goods on pallets (checks and transfers of the prepared goods between reusable packaging)
- Replacement or removal of the pallet on which the prepared goods are displayed
- Goods taken from the delivery note and returned to the warehouse
- Check of goods loading onto a vehicle
- Information search
All planned warehousing operations are placed in a queue in the system. From there the system allocates the requirements to the individual warehousemen directly on their on-line terminals according to the set priorities, subject to the selected handling technique and whether the warehouseman is authorised to access customers and individual storage areas. The warehouse dispatcher can change the allocated priorities for the individual queued requirements and thus accelerate performance of an urgent operation or he can allocate the requirement to a specific warehouseman manually. The system allocates individual requirements for warehouse operations to the warehousemen´s terminals at the moment when the operation can be performed. For example the system is able to wait until the respective goods are replenished in the shelf positions for release and then allocate the respective requirement for the release of the goods. The system also automatically queues requirements for completion according to the order in which the goods are placed in shelf positions according to the defined completion way among shelves.
The system checks whether the warehouseman took the right goods from the shelves. It is not possible to release goods past their expiry date - if the expiry date is monitored for the given client and the shipment date for the order is known. Even individual items within the same order may be connected with a different expiry or batch requirement. In such a case the system will not allow release of goods other than those required by the order.