Warehouse Management

Inventory Control, QC & Order Fulfillment

Mobile WMS

Elegantly simple, the V5 Mobile Warehouse Management System (WMS) enables the following functionality  on mobile devices running Windows 8/10 or greater.

Standard functionality

  • Receive, Move, Adjust, Withdraw inventory (Ingredients, WIP, Finished Products)
  • PO Receive (imported Purchase Orders)
  • Create Sales Orders (or import them)
  • Pick and Allocate Inventory
  • Ship Sales Orders
  • Produce & Reprint (inventory, WIP, pallet)
  • Commodity / Event Specific Quality Control Questions

The Warehouse Management System is an ideal option for customers looking to expand the V5 Production Systems to manage inventory, WIP & finished products.

Managing Inventory

From the main tile menu, a simple user interface presents the user with a choice of functions to support all aspects of warehouse management.

To adjust inventory, simply select or scan exiting commodity lots from the finger scroll controlled touch screen, choose the new location if required (configurable to your site with racks, bins ect), update new values accordingly (from key entry or scale connection), print new labels with updated information as required.

Configurations exist to filter the inventory to only show quantities above zero balance and within the set expiration date.

Receiving Inventory

Inventory can be received from suppliers using several methods (Imported PO with Line Items, Supplier Specific Commodities or Free Entry (All Commodities & Suppliers)).  Operators Receiving Inventory and prompted to enter variable information such as lot number (Supplier and Internal), expiration date, quantity received and (storage location or bin number). Print labels to network printers (mobile or fixed position) and update inventory levels in real time.

PO’s can be imported / exported or manually entered.  Various status exists (complete, suspended, aborted) depending on Operator permissions.  Live ‘Red, Yellow, Green’ indicators show the status of the received line items.

Inventory Labels

Labels can be produced to identify received, moved, adjusted and withdrawn inventory.  The printed information is configurable and usually determined by the installation itself, however several preformatted options exist which satisfy the majority of  customer installations.

2d barcode symbology is robust and allows multi directional scanning (perfect for industrial applications).  Commodities requiring special handling (such as Allergens) can print the necessary warnings.

Printing options exist for direct serial, usb and networked printing (wifi or hardwired) and support existing for ZPL (Zebra), IPL (Intermec) plus FTP printing for use with print servers such as Loftware & Bartender.

Shipping Inventory

Inventory can be shipped to customers using several methods (Imported SO with Line Items, Customer Specific Commodities or Free Entry (All Commodities & Suppliers)).  Operators Shipping Inventory are prompted to enter variable information such as manufacturing lot number and quantity shipped and (FIFO/FEFO vailable). Print shipping labels / delivery reports to network printers (mobile or fixed position) and deduct inventory levels in real time.

SO’s can be imported / exported or manually entered.  Various status exists (complete, suspended, aborted) depending on Operator permissions.  Live ‘Red, Yellow, Green’ indicators show the status of the received line items.

Shipping Labels & Delivery Notes

Many retailers require GS128 compliant shipping labels for all palatalized shipments with 4 x 6″ Hybrid Pallet Labels printed for all outbound shipments.

The SSCC Label (Serial Shipping Container Code) provides an accurate and simple method for producers to ship merchandize and relate the product type (GTIN), quantities and lot numbers to the receiver, via a single GS1 Bar-code.

The Vantage System enables finished products to be associated with the relevant sales order and routes (by downloading from your existing sales order system or utilizing the Vantage Systems’ own internal Sales Order Processing Software).

This style of SSCC label meets the requirements laid out by the PTI and global standards in many countries (GS1).

Each label can contain up to 4 horizontal GS1 Bar-codes. Each GS1 Bar-code contains GTIN, QTY & Lot Number of the products shipped. Each time a change is made to a lot number on a consignment, or even a product type, a new bar-code will be produced.

The horizontal GS1 Barcode gives reference to any EDI (Electronic Data Interface) & ASN (Advanced Shipping Notice) which is present. If you do not use EDI or ASN, no vertical GS1 Barcode will be printed.  Further detail on Global Standards can be found here.

In addition to the automatic generation of a hybrid pallet label, a Delivery Note can be printer automatically.  The delivery note provides a complete listing of all the finished product lot numbers contained on the delivery (across all pallets).

Hardware Specifications

The WMS software application runs on any mobile device with Windows Mobile 8/10 or later.  SG Systems is an Intermec / Zebra / DataLtd partner and provide most models for customers using the mobile WMS applications in refrigerated / freezer or general manufacturing environments.  All hardware is WiFi enabled (for factory or warehousing applications).

Networking

Standard factory devices utilize TCP/IP communications to a database using wireless LAN.  This allows multiple site operations to communicate with a central database.  Terminal support is conducted using VNC or RDC.