The stocktaking procedures comprise a number of loosely related functions. Together these offer a comprehensive set of tools to secure the integrity of the warehouse inventory.
This is the initial stock take performed when the contents of the warehouse is first loaded into the Stocker. A range of physical warehouse locations are chosen, the list either printed or sent to a remote device and the stock counted. The actual contents of these locations are then entered into Stocker's database. The process is repeated until the entire warehouse contents have been added to Stocker.
Whilst this is the recommended method, it can impose a significant amount of work to organise and carry out. It may be required to shut down a warehouse for possibly an entire weekend and incur extra costs, for example remunerating staff, lighting, heating etc. If you carry out the stock take during normal working hours it could adversely impact your operational performance. As an alternative, therefore, Stocker is able to accept a data import file and load the current warehouse inventory into its database. Note using this method will also import any errors into Stocker and so a full stock take is recommended after importing the inventory.
These are the periodic stock checks carried out at regular intervals after the WMS is up and running.
If you operate part pallet picking, via picking locations, perpetual inventory is provided as part of the normal picking process based on the picking frequency of individual picking faces.
Creates an interface (data export) file containing the warehouse physical stock holding for transmission to an external stock control system.