Warehouse Shipments

Summary

Orders are generally entered prior to receipt at the warehouse.

After order entry product can be automatically reserved or manually selected.

How an order is processed depends on whether you have a paper driven system or have the Ranger mobile solution for hand held and truck mounted terminals.

Paper Driven System

  • All full pallet reservations are added to the movement list for the order.
  • For picking operations all part pallet picks are added to the picking list.
  • The lists itemize what is to picked, the quantity and from which location.
  • Both movement and picking lists are printed.
  • Warehouse operatives use the lists to pick the stock.
  • The lists are returned to the office and product is confirmed as picked in the WMS.
  • After despatch the order is confirm as despatched in the WMS.
  • Finally the order is closed.

Ranger Mobile Solution

  • All full pallet reservations are added to the movement list for the order.
  • For picking operations all part pallet picks are added to the picking list.
  • FLT driver selects an order for processing.
  • The movement list is sent to the truck mounted device.
  • FLT driver actions each instruction which is immediately confirmed in the WMS.
  • Picker also selects an order for processing on mobile device.
  • As each pick is actioned it is immediately confirmed in the WMS.
  • Optionally a stock count of the pick location can be requested.
  • After despatch the order is confirm as despatched in the WMS.
  • Finally the order is closed.

Additional Information

  • Orders can be manually entered or electronically received.
  • Order numbers can be manually entered or automatically created by Stocker.
  • Stock Allocation reconciles stock availability against product demand. This can assist in partial order fulfilment if stock is low.
  • Automatic product substitutions can cater for out of stock condition and promotions
  • Order fulfilment and product selection is by earliest BBE date or FIFO, latest BBE date or LIFO, or rotation number.
  • When required, automatic stock selection rules can be overridden and product easily selected manually.
  • Part pallet picking using dedicated picking locations with automatic replenishment.
  • A comprehensive set of status indicators provide instant visibility of order status and individual order line status.
  • Ranger informs the WMS of any problems immediately.
  • Vehicle Scheduling planner.
  • Consignments enable processing of batches of orders.
  • Processing of back orders (partially completed orders).
  • Optional confirmation of goods despatched can be sent to an external computer system.
  • A comprehensive set of order reports e.g by order/due/despatched date, customer etc.