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Title: WMS


1
WMS
2
  • Components of a WMS
  • ROI
  • Hidden Cost
  • Which one is right for you

3
WMS Definition
  • Warehouse Management Systems - Software that
    integrates mechanical and human activities with
    an information system to effectively manage
    warehouse business processes and direct warehouse
    activities. These systems automate receiving, put
    away, picking, and shipping in warehouses and can
    prompt workers to do inventory cycle counts. Most
    support radio-frequency communications, allowing
    real-time data transfer between the system and
    warehouse personnel.

4
WMS Modules
  • Packing Station - This application consists of a
    fixed position PC, often with a tether scanner,
    which is used for non RF picking and packing. It
    gives users the ability to create carton level
    ASNs, it supports wave-batch collection in the
    warehouse, repacking to multiple orders in
    addition to many other features.
  • RF Picking - This core module supports multiple
    styles of RF picking, picking stations, split
    pack-sizes, batch-pick and repack, shipment
    labels, and warehouse packing slips. Pick bins
    are replenished using Hot Replenishment, which is
    the process of requesting that inventory be
    replenished to pick bins to meet current sales
    order requirements.
  • RF Receiving - This core module supports
    paperless check-in, product and carton labeling.
    It also supports non-PO receiving, for warehouses
    that allow receipt of products into the warehouse
    that do not appear on a purchase order.
  • RF Locator - This core module supports bin
    labeling, real-time multi-bin stock locator,
    paperless adjustments, and real-time cycle
    counting.
  • UPS Shipping - Full two way integration to a
    high-performance Multi-Carrier Shipping system,
    with UPS shipping enabled.  This is easily
    upgraded to Multi-Carrier Shipping.
  • Multi-Carrier Shipping - Rate shopping,
    pre-release verification, and pre-rating are
    provided through an integrated Multi-Carrier
    Shipping System.

5
WMS Modules
  • Order Management- Allows you to plan your
    warehouse activities, allocate stock to specific
    customers according to your corporate policies,
    and manage your fill rate and backorders.
  • Multi-Zone - A zone is an area within a physical
    location where inventory is stored or different
    activities are performed. A zone serves to
    organize stock and warehouse staff workloads. The
    Multi Zone module allows you define up to 26
    zones. This module enables zone picking, pick and
    pass picking, multi-zone simultaneous and
    sequential picking, and replenishment by zone.
  • EOL Shipping - This module provides Bills of
    Lading and lets you configure end of line (EOL)
    settings. EOL is a set of automatic processes
    that are to be executed once a sales order is
    completed. These processes include packing slips,
    carton content labels, communication with
    integrated shipping systems, and other
    functions. 
  • Lots/Serial/Expiry - This functionality allows
    attributes to be assigned to a product. An
    attribute is characteristic of a product that
    differentiates it from other products of the same
    type, such as lot number, serial number, expiry
    date, color, size, and so on. The attribute
    number appears in a field after the main product
    number, separated by a character delimiter such
    as a slash (/). This module tracks attributes
    through the warehouse and provides advanced
    allocation and inventory controls for attributes.

6
WMS Modules
  • Advanced Replenishment - This module supports
    Advanced Replenishment, which is the process of
    requesting that inventory be replenished from
    overstock bins to pick bins before the products
    are actually required to fill sales orders.
    Warehouses are configured to use of one two types
    of advance replenishment min/max, or days on
    hand. Min/ max replenishment is based on a
    predefined minimum quantity of product that must
    be in pick bins. Days on hand replenishment is
    based on a defined minimum number of days that
    the product must be available in pick bins. When
    a dispatcher runs the Advanced Replenishment
    function in Web Dispatch, the system issues
    replenishment requests for any bins that are
    found to be below this minimum.
  • Kitting - A kit is a unique product composed of a
    number of other products, sold as a single unit.
    The kitting functionality enables the collecting
    and assembling of individual products to create a
    new, saleable product unit.
  • Putaway/Slotting/Cube/Weight - This module
    enables directed putaway, which allows a putaway
    driver to search for an appropriate bin to which
    to move a product during Receiving, Fill Bins,
    and Direct Move functions. Suggestions provided
    to the user are based on empty bins, or current
    bin locations. The module also allows slotting
    reports and cube and weight measurement to
    improve slotting and cube utilization.

7
WMS Modules
  • Remote Monitoring - Remote monitoring is a method
    of monitoring your warehouse network using your
    SNMP-enabled switches, to keep your network and
    hardware running error free and at top
    performance. Using a secure VPN, our remote
    monitoring partner, Adeste, connects to your
    network, and by using just two ports (Ping and
    SNMP), confirms that all devices are performing
    as expected.. If any irregularities are
    discovered (including possible intruders), your
    IT staff are notified instantly by email.
  • Web Dispatch - This is the web-based user
    interface for RADIO BEACON WMS, accessed with
    Internet Explorer from any client PC. The Web
    Dispatch core module provides reporting
    capabilities to monitor daily warehouse
    operations in real time, and to generate
    historical reports. Web Dispatch also displays
    sales, work and purchase orders in the warehouse.
    To allow warehouse managers to control order
    processing in the warehouse via Web Dispatch, you
    should purchase the Order Management module.
  • Container Receiving - This module enables the
    process of receiving products into the warehouse
    against the inbound manifest rather that
    individual purchase orders. This simplifies
    check-in, improves accuracy, and speeds your
    operations. This module also provides the ability
    to break outbound sales orders into deliveries.
  • Multi-Location/Site Transfer - The
    Multi-Location/ Site Transfer module allows a
    single RADIO BEACON WMS installation to manage
    multiple locations, controls visibility between
    locations, and provides tools for efficiently
    transferring stock between locations.

8
WMS Modules
  • RMAs - This module enables Returned Materials
    Authorizations (RMAs), which allows customers to
    return products to the warehouse. It
    automatically generates purchase order for the
    returned goods, with the appropriate RMA codes. 
  • Packaging - The packaging functionality supports
    warehouse with substantial repackaging
    operations. It helps prioritize and manage the
    repackaging lines.
  • Carousels/Conveyors - This module supports
    various brands of horizontal carousels and
    vertical lift modules (VLM), plus provides
    support for conveyor automation.
  • Click Billing - Allows third-party logistics
    (3PL) providers to bill their customers based on
    activity. It also provides tools to determine and
    model the costs of warehouse activities.
  • Multi-Company/3PL - This functionality supports
    distribution centers that service multiple
    companies or are third-party logistic (3PL)
    providers, and multi-company warehouses. 3PLs are
    specialized outsource warehouse operators
  • Web Order Entry - This module enables purchase
    orders to be entered into RADIO BEACON WMS
    through Web Dispatch. Web order entry is used by
    warehouses that do not have a host system, by
    third-party logistics (3PL) providers that do not
    use a single host system, or to provide a web
    order-entry portal suitable for B2B sales.

9
WMS Modules
  • Advanced Web Order Entry - A complete B2B
    solution, which integrates a web-based interface
    for customer ordering with your WMS. A great tool
    to improve your customer relationship management
    by providing          automatic emails to
    confirm receipt of order and upon          
     shipment with tracking information         
    allowing customers to enter their own PO numbers
            allowing customers to see current
    order status in real            time, as well as
    ordering history. Demand Forecasting -This
    module activates the future demand forecasting
    component of RADIO BEACONs demand management
    system. By analyzing past sales records and using
    basic replenishment and safety stock
    calculations, RADIO BEACON automatically
    generates monthly forecasts of the products and
    quantities that are expected to be ordered in the
    next forecast period

10
Cost Savings Major Categories
  • Improved Inventory Accuracy
  • Reduced Inventory levels
  • Space Utilization
  • Labor Cost
  • Physical Inventories
  • Reduce/Eliminate Errors
  • Eliminate chargebacks
  • Increased Sales

11
ROI
  • Payback worksheets

12
ADP
  • ADP, the worlds largest processor of shareholder
    communications to corporations, banks, brokerage
    firms and mutual funds, distributes more than 800
    million documents to investors worldwide each
    year.
  • Reduced labor costs by 150,000 during the first
    quarter after implementation
  • Increased throughput by 30 percent without adding
    costs or personnel
  • Increased average number of pallets
    processed/week by 43 percent
  • Decreased delivery truck wait time by 60 percent

13
Direct Fulfillment
  • Direct Fulfillment is a third-party logistics
    provider (3PL) based in Robbinsville, N.J. The
    companys services include direct mail marketing,
    inventory management and order fulfillment,
    geared primarily toward pharmaceutical companies.
  • Increased average quality performance accuracy to
    99.5 percent
  • Reduced labor costs 10 percent
  • Reduced per-order pick time 12 percent
  • Streamlined put-away to its 50,000 locations

14
Standard Process
  • Standard Process has been a leader in the field
    of nutritional supplements for 75 years. The
    company is committed to a whole food philosophy
    first introduced by its founder, Dr. Royal Lee.
    The company processes between 600 and 700 orders
    per day for a customer base of 20,000 qualified
    healthcare professionals nationwide.
  • Reduced finished goods inventory by 16.5 percent
  • Improved shipping efficiency by 35 percent
  • Reduced shipping expenses substantially

15
Djangos.com
  • Djangos.com is the worlds largest new and used
    music and movie website offering more than 1
    million titles, with 19 stores in five major
    markets and a network of kiosks in four states,
    all linked with Djangos.com proprietary "real
    time" technology.
  • 99 accuracy rate
  • Orders processed within 4 hours
  • 97 fill rate, best in industry
  • Best customer service and return rate in the
    business
  • Provided capacity to fill 20,000 orders daily

16
Cost Comparison
50-100 Users Lower Tier Middle Tier Upper Tier
Software 17,000 85,000 140,000
Professional Services 49,900 66,000 80,000
Maintenance 4,500 17,000 30,000
Total Software 71,400 168,000 250, 000
Hardware 200,000 200,000 200,000
Total 271,000 368,000 450,000
17
Hidden Costs
  • Integration Scope Creep
  • Custom Code is expensive, time-consuming and
    risky
  • Modules add up
  • Total Cost of Ownership
  • Maintenance fees
  • Process Changes gt Programming Changes
  • Customer Compliance Demands

18
5 Common Mistakes Made in Choosing a WMS?
Mistake 1 Not doing enough homework Analyzing
and then selecting a warehouse management system
takes time and effort. Mistake 2
Misunderstanding the benefits of
automation Automation does not fix poorly
designed processes It only makes them happen
faster. Mistake 3 Ignoring hard-to-quantify
benefits Difficult to calculate possible future
gains such as increased productivity, better
warehouse efficiency, improved customer service
should not be overlooked. Mistake 4 Passing the
buck Top management and other key personnel
within the organization must be involved in the
selection and the implementation process. Mistake
5 Underestimating the ramp-up and debug
phases of a project
19
Which WMS is right for you?
  • Developed for your industry
  • Fits your core business process
  • Bolts on to your Business Systems Back
    Office/ERP/CRM/SCM
  • Seamless Integration
  • Standard database ( SQL, Oracle, DB2, etc.)
  • Inherently flexible
  • Scalable The right size

20
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Title: WMS


1
WMS
2
  • Components of a WMS
  • ROI
  • Hidden Cost
  • Which one is right for you

3
WMS Definition
  • Warehouse Management Systems - Software that
    integrates mechanical and human activities with
    an information system to effectively manage
    warehouse business processes and direct warehouse
    activities. These systems automate receiving, put
    away, picking, and shipping in warehouses and can
    prompt workers to do inventory cycle counts. Most
    support radio-frequency communications, allowing
    real-time data transfer between the system and
    warehouse personnel.

4
WMS Modules
  • Packing Station - This application consists of a
    fixed position PC, often with a tether scanner,
    which is used for non RF picking and packing. It
    gives users the ability to create carton level
    ASNs, it supports wave-batch collection in the
    warehouse, repacking to multiple orders in
    addition to many other features.
  • RF Picking - This core module supports multiple
    styles of RF picking, picking stations, split
    pack-sizes, batch-pick and repack, shipment
    labels, and warehouse packing slips. Pick bins
    are replenished using Hot Replenishment, which is
    the process of requesting that inventory be
    replenished to pick bins to meet current sales
    order requirements.
  • RF Receiving - This core module supports
    paperless check-in, product and carton labeling.
    It also supports non-PO receiving, for warehouses
    that allow receipt of products into the warehouse
    that do not appear on a purchase order.
  • RF Locator - This core module supports bin
    labeling, real-time multi-bin stock locator,
    paperless adjustments, and real-time cycle
    counting.
  • UPS Shipping - Full two way integration to a
    high-performance Multi-Carrier Shipping system,
    with UPS shipping enabled.  This is easily
    upgraded to Multi-Carrier Shipping.
  • Multi-Carrier Shipping - Rate shopping,
    pre-release verification, and pre-rating are
    provided through an integrated Multi-Carrier
    Shipping System.

5
WMS Modules
  • Order Management- Allows you to plan your
    warehouse activities, allocate stock to specific
    customers according to your corporate policies,
    and manage your fill rate and backorders.
  • Multi-Zone - A zone is an area within a physical
    location where inventory is stored or different
    activities are performed. A zone serves to
    organize stock and warehouse staff workloads. The
    Multi Zone module allows you define up to 26
    zones. This module enables zone picking, pick and
    pass picking, multi-zone simultaneous and
    sequential picking, and replenishment by zone.
  • EOL Shipping - This module provides Bills of
    Lading and lets you configure end of line (EOL)
    settings. EOL is a set of automatic processes
    that are to be executed once a sales order is
    completed. These processes include packing slips,
    carton content labels, communication with
    integrated shipping systems, and other
    functions. 
  • Lots/Serial/Expiry - This functionality allows
    attributes to be assigned to a product. An
    attribute is characteristic of a product that
    differentiates it from other products of the same
    type, such as lot number, serial number, expiry
    date, color, size, and so on. The attribute
    number appears in a field after the main product
    number, separated by a character delimiter such
    as a slash (/). This module tracks attributes
    through the warehouse and provides advanced
    allocation and inventory controls for attributes.

6
WMS Modules
  • Advanced Replenishment - This module supports
    Advanced Replenishment, which is the process of
    requesting that inventory be replenished from
    overstock bins to pick bins before the products
    are actually required to fill sales orders.
    Warehouses are configured to use of one two types
    of advance replenishment min/max, or days on
    hand. Min/ max replenishment is based on a
    predefined minimum quantity of product that must
    be in pick bins. Days on hand replenishment is
    based on a defined minimum number of days that
    the product must be available in pick bins. When
    a dispatcher runs the Advanced Replenishment
    function in Web Dispatch, the system issues
    replenishment requests for any bins that are
    found to be below this minimum.
  • Kitting - A kit is a unique product composed of a
    number of other products, sold as a single unit.
    The kitting functionality enables the collecting
    and assembling of individual products to create a
    new, saleable product unit.
  • Putaway/Slotting/Cube/Weight - This module
    enables directed putaway, which allows a putaway
    driver to search for an appropriate bin to which
    to move a product during Receiving, Fill Bins,
    and Direct Move functions. Suggestions provided
    to the user are based on empty bins, or current
    bin locations. The module also allows slotting
    reports and cube and weight measurement to
    improve slotting and cube utilization.

7
WMS Modules
  • Remote Monitoring - Remote monitoring is a method
    of monitoring your warehouse network using your
    SNMP-enabled switches, to keep your network and
    hardware running error free and at top
    performance. Using a secure VPN, our remote
    monitoring partner, Adeste, connects to your
    network, and by using just two ports (Ping and
    SNMP), confirms that all devices are performing
    as expected.. If any irregularities are
    discovered (including possible intruders), your
    IT staff are notified instantly by email.
  • Web Dispatch - This is the web-based user
    interface for RADIO BEACON WMS, accessed with
    Internet Explorer from any client PC. The Web
    Dispatch core module provides reporting
    capabilities to monitor daily warehouse
    operations in real time, and to generate
    historical reports. Web Dispatch also displays
    sales, work and purchase orders in the warehouse.
    To allow warehouse managers to control order
    processing in the warehouse via Web Dispatch, you
    should purchase the Order Management module.
  • Container Receiving - This module enables the
    process of receiving products into the warehouse
    against the inbound manifest rather that
    individual purchase orders. This simplifies
    check-in, improves accuracy, and speeds your
    operations. This module also provides the ability
    to break outbound sales orders into deliveries.
  • Multi-Location/Site Transfer - The
    Multi-Location/ Site Transfer module allows a
    single RADIO BEACON WMS installation to manage
    multiple locations, controls visibility between
    locations, and provides tools for efficiently
    transferring stock between locations.

8
WMS Modules
  • RMAs - This module enables Returned Materials
    Authorizations (RMAs), which allows customers to
    return products to the warehouse. It
    automatically generates purchase order for the
    returned goods, with the appropriate RMA codes. 
  • Packaging - The packaging functionality supports
    warehouse with substantial repackaging
    operations. It helps prioritize and manage the
    repackaging lines.
  • Carousels/Conveyors - This module supports
    various brands of horizontal carousels and
    vertical lift modules (VLM), plus provides
    support for conveyor automation.
  • Click Billing - Allows third-party logistics
    (3PL) providers to bill their customers based on
    activity. It also provides tools to determine and
    model the costs of warehouse activities.
  • Multi-Company/3PL - This functionality supports
    distribution centers that service multiple
    companies or are third-party logistic (3PL)
    providers, and multi-company warehouses. 3PLs are
    specialized outsource warehouse operators
  • Web Order Entry - This module enables purchase
    orders to be entered into RADIO BEACON WMS
    through Web Dispatch. Web order entry is used by
    warehouses that do not have a host system, by
    third-party logistics (3PL) providers that do not
    use a single host system, or to provide a web
    order-entry portal suitable for B2B sales.

9
WMS Modules
  • Advanced Web Order Entry - A complete B2B
    solution, which integrates a web-based interface
    for customer ordering with your WMS. A great tool
    to improve your customer relationship management
    by providing          automatic emails to
    confirm receipt of order and upon          
     shipment with tracking information         
    allowing customers to enter their own PO numbers
            allowing customers to see current
    order status in real            time, as well as
    ordering history. Demand Forecasting -This
    module activates the future demand forecasting
    component of RADIO BEACONs demand management
    system. By analyzing past sales records and using
    basic replenishment and safety stock
    calculations, RADIO BEACON automatically
    generates monthly forecasts of the products and
    quantities that are expected to be ordered in the
    next forecast period

10
Cost Savings Major Categories
  • Improved Inventory Accuracy
  • Reduced Inventory levels
  • Space Utilization
  • Labor Cost
  • Physical Inventories
  • Reduce/Eliminate Errors
  • Eliminate chargebacks
  • Increased Sales

11
ROI
  • Payback worksheets

12
ADP
  • ADP, the worlds largest processor of shareholder
    communications to corporations, banks, brokerage
    firms and mutual funds, distributes more than 800
    million documents to investors worldwide each
    year.
  • Reduced labor costs by 150,000 during the first
    quarter after implementation
  • Increased throughput by 30 percent without adding
    costs or personnel
  • Increased average number of pallets
    processed/week by 43 percent
  • Decreased delivery truck wait time by 60 percent

13
Direct Fulfillment
  • Direct Fulfillment is a third-party logistics
    provider (3PL) based in Robbinsville, N.J. The
    companys services include direct mail marketing,
    inventory management and order fulfillment,
    geared primarily toward pharmaceutical companies.
  • Increased average quality performance accuracy to
    99.5 percent
  • Reduced labor costs 10 percent
  • Reduced per-order pick time 12 percent
  • Streamlined put-away to its 50,000 locations

14
Standard Process
  • Standard Process has been a leader in the field
    of nutritional supplements for 75 years. The
    company is committed to a whole food philosophy
    first introduced by its founder, Dr. Royal Lee.
    The company processes between 600 and 700 orders
    per day for a customer base of 20,000 qualified
    healthcare professionals nationwide.
  • Reduced finished goods inventory by 16.5 percent
  • Improved shipping efficiency by 35 percent
  • Reduced shipping expenses substantially

15
Djangos.com
  • Djangos.com is the worlds largest new and used
    music and movie website offering more than 1
    million titles, with 19 stores in five major
    markets and a network of kiosks in four states,
    all linked with Djangos.com proprietary "real
    time" technology.
  • 99 accuracy rate
  • Orders processed within 4 hours
  • 97 fill rate, best in industry
  • Best customer service and return rate in the
    business
  • Provided capacity to fill 20,000 orders daily

16
Cost Comparison
50-100 Users Lower Tier Middle Tier Upper Tier
Software 17,000 85,000 140,000
Professional Services 49,900 66,000 80,000
Maintenance 4,500 17,000 30,000
Total Software 71,400 168,000 250, 000
Hardware 200,000 200,000 200,000
Total 271,000 368,000 450,000
17
Hidden Costs
  • Integration Scope Creep
  • Custom Code is expensive, time-consuming and
    risky
  • Modules add up
  • Total Cost of Ownership
  • Maintenance fees
  • Process Changes gt Programming Changes
  • Customer Compliance Demands

18
5 Common Mistakes Made in Choosing a WMS?
Mistake 1 Not doing enough homework Analyzing
and then selecting a warehouse management system
takes time and effort. Mistake 2
Misunderstanding the benefits of
automation Automation does not fix poorly
designed processes It only makes them happen
faster. Mistake 3 Ignoring hard-to-quantify
benefits Difficult to calculate possible future
gains such as increased productivity, better
warehouse efficiency, improved customer service
should not be overlooked. Mistake 4 Passing the
buck Top management and other key personnel
within the organization must be involved in the
selection and the implementation process. Mistake
5 Underestimating the ramp-up and debug
phases of a project
19
Which WMS is right for you?
  • Developed for your industry
  • Fits your core business process
  • Bolts on to your Business Systems Back
    Office/ERP/CRM/SCM
  • Seamless Integration
  • Standard database ( SQL, Oracle, DB2, etc.)
  • Inherently flexible
  • Scalable The right size

20
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