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Dexterity WMS is a complete, real time and integrated barcode driven warehouse management system designed to streamline all your warehouse operations. From inbound receipts, putaway to location, picking, packing & despatch, Dexterity WMS manages every process to know where every item of stock is in the warehouse and the status of every customer order to ensure accurate on-time delivery. Optimise stock location strategies in the warehouse to make sure stock is always available for fast, efficient & accurate order picking. Utilise every aspect of your warehouse operation to the full : labour, space, layout, inventory and equipment. Dexterity WMS manages every process. Dexterity WMS enhances warehouse management by increasing accuracy, improving order fulfillment and reducing the time from order taken to pick and ship. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Dexterity WMS v3

Dexterity Warehouse Management
  • Jim Southern

Company Profile
  • Established 1992 Clitheroe, Lancashire
  • Dexterity Software is wholly developed and owned
    by Dash
  • Accredited Developer for Sage Mid Market (Sage
  • Microsoft Development Partner
  • Cisco Select Certified Partner (WiFi Networks)
Dexterity Technology
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008/2012
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET Development
  • Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 Compatible
  • Virtual Server Compatible VMware / Microsoft
    Hyper V
  • Sage Integration via Sage Business Objects (SBO)
  • Same environment as Sage 200
Industries Served
Dexterity WMS Functionality
Dexterity Warehouse Management
Order Management
Pick Face Replenishment
Goods Receiving
Stocktake PI Checks
QC Checks
Order Picking
Despatch Carriers
Intelligent Putaway
Audit Traceability
The Smart Warehouse
Payback ROI
Manage Every Process
  • Goods Receipts
  • ASN / Containers
  • QC Procedures
  • Label on Receipt
  • Cross Docking
  • Guided Putaway
  • Open Putaway
  • Zoned Putaway
  • Primary Locations
  • Space Managed
  • Stocktake
  • Cycle Counting
  • Batch/Lots
  • Date Managed
  • Replenishments
  • Order Planning
  • Order Picking
  • Packing Despatch
  • Documentation
  • Carrier Integration
Dexterity Process Map

Goods Receiving
  • Inbound Processes
  • PO Receipts
  • Containers
  • Guides the Putaway
  • Inbound Processes
  • Label on Receipt
  • QC on Receipt
  • Pallet Management

Guided Putaway
Replenish Pickface
Bulk/Rack Storage
QC Manage
  • Manage the Stock
  • Locations
  • Quantities
  • FIFO/FEFO Dates
  • Batches / Lots
  • Expiry Dates
  • Traceability
  • QC Management
  • Manage Release
  • User defined QC Reasons
  • QC History of Stock
  • QC Labelling
  • QC Emails

Stocktake / Counting
Manage Stock
Stock Moves
Works Orders
Sales Order Management
  • Pick, Pack Ship
  • Manage Release
  • Single/Group Picking
  • Pack Process
  • Courier Labelling
  • Despatch
  • Manufacture
  • Works Orders
  • Bill of Materials
  • Issue to Production
  • Finished Goods
  • Labelling

Issue Raw Materials
Order Pick/Pack
Receive Finished Goods
Order Despatch
Top Warehouse Issues
  • Inventory Inaccuracy
  • Poor Space Location Management
  • Poor Picking Put-Away Procedures
  • Stocktake Timeouts Effort
  • Bookings to / from Manufacturing
  • Inefficient Labour Utilisation
  • Order Picking Errors
Warehouse Efficiency Improvements
  • Efficient Labour Utilization
  • Efficient Put-Away Procedures
  • Efficient Picking Procedures
  • Eliminate Picking Shipping Errors

Paper Based
Travel Time
Pick Orders
Find Products
Process Orders
Time analysis in a typical warehouse Tompkins
Associates 2008 - USA
WMS Based
Equipment in the Warehouse
Handheld Terminals
Fork Truck Terminals
Wireless Network
Mobile Printers
Desktop Printers
Barcode Driven
SSCC Pallet Label
GTIN Item Barcode
  • Product Labels
  • Batch Numbers
  • Pallet ID Labels
  • Pick Notes
  • Package IDs
  • Tracking Numbers
  • Despatch Notes

GTIN Case/Carton Barcode
Managing Stock
  • Stock Management Rules
  • Batch / Lot Numbers
  • Expiry / Best Before Dates
  • Shelf Life
  • Serial Numbers
  • Pallet IDs
  • Packages / Boxes / Bundles
  • Complete Traceability

The Rules
Managing Storage Units
  • Dexterity manages multiple storage units and
  • Each, Carton, Box, Pallets
  • Unique Pallet ID binds the stock together in
    the system
  • Manage pallet sizes locations
  • Single scan for pallet movements
  • Pick whole pallets units for bulk orders
  • No item counting or errors
Goods Receiving QC
  • Receives against the PO record or ASN
  • Label Pallets / Items at Goods In
  • QC Stock Status Management
  • On receipt by product
  • In location at any time
  • By reason (Approval, Quarantine, QC hold)
  • Mobile terminal process
  • Dexterity screen process
  • Cross Dock / Back to Back / Reservations
Receiving Putaway Strategies
  • System can guide the putaway based on warehouse
  • Pickface for product first (pickface(s) per
  • Bays above the pickface
  • Zones the warehouse
  • Reduces putaway time and accuracy
  • Puts product nearest to pick locations
  • Increases order pick efficiency
Pickface Management
  • Pickface Replenishment Tasks
  • Task lists to fill pick face locations
  • Active Dashboard Views and Alerts to Identify Low
    Pickface Replenishment Tasks
  • Replenishment tasks driven by
  • Empty Pickface
  • Low (Minimum) Stock Levels
  • Demand for an item based on current orders
Stocktaking / Cycle Counting
  • Physical Counts Scan the locations and items to
    quickly count stock
  • Create Count Sheets
  • Products
  • Locations
  • Cycle Counting Periodically by Location
Planning Order Management
  • Colour codes for order status
  • Live view of all outstanding orders
  • Carrier Service selection
  • Prioritise Orders for picking
  • Print Pick Notes Labels
  • Paperless Get Next Pick
  • Group and Sort Picks by parameter
  • Due Dates
  • Order Priority
  • Carrier Collections
  • Singles Multi Line
  • Tabbed Views show order progress
  • Drill Down to order detail
  • Mission Control for the warehouse
Order Pick, Pack Despatch
  • Automates Order Picking via Mobile Terminals
  • Dexterity guides the picker to the correct
    locations to pick order lines with validation
  • Prioritise, Group Release Orders Customer,
    Carrier, etc.
  • Single Order, Collective Consolidated Picking
  • Pick Notes with Barcode or Get Next Pick
  • Pack by Order or by Carrier in Packing / Despatch
  • Print Despatch Notes with Shipping ID, Customer
    Labels, Package Labels, Carrier Tracking Labels
  • Ensures Customers Receive Accurately Picked /
    Labelled Documented Orders

Order Pick, Collective, Consolidated
  • Single Order Picking One Order at a time
  • Pick one order at a time
  • Pick Note with barcode or Get next Pick -
  • Collective Picking Multiple Orders - Item Qtys
    by Order
  • Pre-printed labels / Pick notes with multiple
  • Order 001, Pick 2 Order 002, Pick 4 Order
    003, Pick 5 - Order 004, Pick 1
  • Pick direct to box ready for shipping
  • Scan Despatch
  • Consolidated Picking Multiple Orders Item
    Qtys Totalled
  • Pick notes with multiple orders
  • Pick total Qty for all orders, 2451 12
  • Marshall and Split out individual orders at
  • Label, Scan Despatch
Pick Strategies - Pickface Bulk
Packing Stations
Drop Off Locations
Pick Strategies - Pickface Zones
Packing Stations
Drop Off Locations
Pick Strategies - Zoned Picking
Packing Stations
Drop Off Locations
Carrier Software Integration
  • Seamless Integration with Carrier Shipping
  • Automatically creates shipping labels, scan to
    record carrier tracking details
  • Complete traceability from pick to delivery
Live Messaging - emails
  • Automates the line of communication from
    Warehouse to Sales / QC / Management
  • Emails when orders are despatched (Account
  • Emails when stock is received (Purchasing)
  • Emails when stock lines are low
  • Emails when pickfaces are low/empty (Warehouse)
  • Emails when QC status changes (QC)
Pick to Box/Bundle/Pallet
  • Pick Pack Multiple Packages for an Order /

Unique Package Label
small items
  • Individual package numbers shown on delivery
    documents with contents
Works Orders BOM
  • The Kitting and Bill of Materials (BOM) module in
    Dexterity WMS allows you to manage top level
    items and sub-components.
  • The Dexterity module can integrate with the ERP
    BOM and Manufacturing modules or operate as a
    standalone feature.

Raw Materials WH
Pick Issue Components to Works Orders
Receive Finished Goods
Works Orders
  • Complete history of the Works Order from creation
    through issuing materials to manufacturing to the
    booking of finished goods. Links Works Order to
    Sales Order Customer.
Dashboards KPIs
  • The Dexterity Dashboard is a powerful tool used
    to provide a real-time mission control view of
    Warehouse Operations as well as giving instant
    reporting of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Live data views in dials, charts, graphs
  • Say goodbye to hearsay figures
  • This is actual live information
  • Save on manual and spreadsheet work for monthly
  • Measure Actual v Planned in real-time
  • Data Analysis based on Historical Data
  • Pick out warehouse wide statistics
  • Specific Process Statistics (Picking, Receipts,
  • User Specific Statistics (User Activity Levels)
Promotes Efficient Layout
  • Use Dexterity statistics to determine the most
    efficient warehouse layout
  • Generating velocity statistics helps the
    Warehouse Manager improve warehouse layout
Real Time Processes - WiFi
  • Real Time, Easy to Use, Touch Screen User
Systems Integration
System Architecture
  • Built on Microsoft.NET
  • Live end-to-end system

email alerts
Pick Notes
Despatch Notes
Mobile Terminals/Printers
Warehouse Operatives
Dexterity Software Demonstration
  • Warehouse Storage Solutions
  • Sage 200 Integration
  • Distribution Operation
  • QA Inbound Process
  • Back to Back Stock Reservations
  • Pick to Bundle Unique ID Labelling
  • Vehicle Loading
  • Delivery Documentation
  • Multi-Company with Sage 200

We chose Dexterity WMS from Barcode-IT primarily
because of its very tight integration with Sage
200. However, in addition to the software, we
have been very impressed with the completion of
the project by Barcode-IT within our very
demanding timescale. says Eric Wood-Thompson,
Warehouse Inventory Manager at Dexion.
Endon Lighting
  • Premier UK Lighting Wholesaler
  • Sage 200 2011 Integration
  • Container Management
  • Automated Pick Order Allocation
  • Bulk Order Picking
  • Housekeeping Dual Cycling
  • Carrier Software Integration
  • Delivery Documentation

"Dexterity has allowed us to refine our stock
profile, without compromising our customer
service." says Greg Ward, Logistics Manager at
Endon Lighting. "We now always have the right
products ready to ship without over stocking,
which was previously a major problem. Before
Dexterity we re-checked all picked orders before
despatch, but now accuracy is so high we pick and
directly despatch to the customer, which saves
time and man power."
Eat Natural
  • Fruit Nut Cereal Bars Mueslis
  • Sage 200 Integration
  • Manufacturing Distribution Operation
  • QC Stock Status Management
  • Ingredients, Packaging Finished Goods
  • Works Order Manufacturing Traceability
  • Order Picking with Batch Julien Date Management
  • Delivery Documentation
  • Carrier Software Integration (UPS)

Our customer Eat Natural, a manufacturer and
supplier of nutritional cereal bars, needed a
solution to manage and automate their inventory
and warehouse operations and processes to work
alongside Sage 200. After considering their
requirements we introduced Barcode-IT with their
Dexterity WMS solution because it offered a Sage
listed solution and a complete warehouse
management system. Says Natalie White, Managing
Director at ESPI.
Coach House Antiques
  • Furniture Giftware Wholesaler
  • Sage Integration
  • Distribution Operation
  • 500,000ft2 Warehouse
  • 14,000 SKUs
  • Route Planning Picking
  • Reverse Load Building
  • Pick to Box ID Labelling
  • Customer Returns
  • Delivery Documentation
  • Showroom Order Taking

"The Dexterity WMS has enabled us to expand the
business to a level that we could not have
reached without its implementation." 
says Marilyn Burgoyne, IT Manager at Coach
House. With Dexterity our warehouse operation
is really efficient and completely transparent.
The equipment is easy to use so training new
staff is incredibly quick."
Kays Medical
  • Medical Supplies
  • Sage 200 2010 Integration
  • Linked Back to Back Orders
  • Discreet Order Picking
  • Kit Building / BOM
  • Customer Returns
  • Delivery Documentation

"The Dexterity WMS solution was ideal to
integrate with Sage 200 and Barcode-IT made our
barcoding ideas into a reality." says Andy
Johnson, Operations Manager at Kays
Medical. Dexterity has allowed our operation to
be much more efficient and picking accuracy is
almost 100. Staff literally can't pick the wrong
items now!"
Caledonian Bottlers
  • Manufacture Soft Alcoholic Drinks
  • SAP R/3 Integration
  • From End of Line to Despatch
  • Pallets, Part Mixed
  • Bonded Non-Bonded Stock
  • 3rd Party Products
  • Delivery Documentation

"The project was carried out in a very
professional manner with both the Barcode IT team
and the in house teams creating a very good
understanding from the start. All our
requirements were met and the Barcode IT team
were most helpful when the scope of the project
was in the development stage." says Martin
Meldrum, General Manager at Caledonian Bottlers.
SCO-FRO Seafood
  • Food Plant Manufacture Breaded Scampi
  • 4m Factory Expansion Project
  • Raw Materials / WIP / Finished Goods
  • Pallets, Part Mixed, Weights, Grade
  • Expiry / Best Before Dates Key
  • Microsoft Dynamic NAV Integration
  • Product Material Traceability Key

We selected Barcode IT over other companies due
to their demonstrated experience. The Dexterity
system was delivered to coincide with our 4M
factory expansion in August 2010. Barcode-IT
understood our requirements and delivered the
project they promised on-time says Michael
Murphy, Production Director at SCO-FRO Seafood.
Dexterity Summary
  • Goods Receiving and Putaway
  • Location Management
  • Quarantine Locations
  • Pick Face Management
  • Sales Order Management
  • Create Manage Shipments
  • Directed Order Group (Wave) Picking
  • Despatch Documentation
  • Carrier Software Automation
  • Event notifications (email)?
  • Sage 200 Live Integration
The Dexterity Advantage
  • Flexible Software Matches your Working
  • Takes the Warehouse Rules outside ERP
  • More Flexible Product / Location Management
  • Pallets / Bundles / Boxes
  • Powerful Flexible Order Management Utilities
  • Dashboards KPI Management Reporting
  • Shipments Container / ASN Management
  • Works Order Management for Manufacturers
  • Carrier Software Integration Auto Generate
    Tracking Labels
  • Manages All Warehouse Documentation
  • Live Messaging to Staff / Customer / Carrier
  • Flexible Equipment Options to Suit the Warehouse
  • Software Configuration for a 100 fit
Project Services
  • Project Scope Design
  • Determine Warehouse Best Practice
  • Wireless Site Survey
  • On-Site Installation
  • Configuration Services
  • Systems Integration
  • Project Management
  • System User Training
  • On-Site Go-Live Support
  • On-Going Support
ROI Justification Questions
  • Payback is gained by increasing warehouse
    productivity and throughput, accuracy and
    efficiency, whilst maintaining or reducing cost
  • Be able to deliver more with the same resource
  • Typical Questions
  • Is your labour resource in the warehouse fully
  • Are your warehouse tasks and processes
    streamlined and performed in the most efficient
  • How many putaway, pick and despatch errors do you
    currently have?
  • Do you have customer returns and fines for
    incorrect deliveries?
  • Do you have to shut down warehouse operations to
    do stocktakes?
  • Do you have additional practices and checks that
    could be eliminated by introducing a WMS system?
  • Are you holding too much stock with poor stock
    rotation practices?
  • Do you have to print customer labels despatch
    documentation manually?