Supplier Collaboration

Daily Demand

This function supports lean manufacturing and distribution by requesting suppliers to send you only material that are required for the current production or delivery schedule. This will minimize your inventory on hand or "Sleeping money". WmsView interfaces with planning system or its own production scheduling module to provide you a daily production schedule and the material that are required per work cell. Through EDI, XML or other electronic means, demand pull is sent to suppliers on a daily basis. Upon receipt of material, they will be directed to point of use to minimize handling and cycle time.

wmsView on a pre-set interval basis, based on a work cells material requirement schedule will request, track and monitor inbound of material to satisfy work cell with extra inventory. Note that the work cells material requirement schedule can be imported to wmsView or they can be generated through a compreshensive wmsVision provided scheduling module. For further documentation, please contact wmsVision.

Demand Pull

Per work cells or stockroom, if there is not sufficient on hand to cover the production or ship schedule, this module will perform the neting and sourcing. The result is industry standard demand pull transactions will be generated and fed over to the suppliers. For Sku(s) that are multi-source, system will perform split based on a user supplied split percentage. Minimum and multiple order quantites will also be applied before orders feed over the Internet.


This feature allows suppliers to acknowledge the demand pull and provide a positive confirmation. In the event of no acknowledgement, appropriate alerts will be sent to the Supply management for remedies.

Performance measurement

Demand pull is being monitored and delivery performance is measured. These results can be published or accessible by the suppliers to facilitate a self-serve performance measurement system.


This module allows your work-cell to signal replenishement either another work cell or directly from suppliers. You delivery schedule can be reviewed on-line to aid order integrity. This function also aid you to insure supplier agreement such as blanket order is in place. Additionally, it will on-line checking usage, or future demand of the Sku(s) to verify trending and demand and provide appropriate warning. Upon verification, orders will be placed on work center or supplier through EDI transactions or Fax or email configurable by suppliers.

Proximity Warehouse

wmsView support for proximity warehouse operations enables tracking inventories on consignment from multiple suppliers. Inventory is pulled and delivered to point of use as demand arises, achieving zero inventory cost prior to actual usage.


In addition to the powerful built-in receiving functions covered earlier, wmsView facilitates generation of EDI 861 (receipt advice) and/or fax reporting to vendors to acknowledge receipts. The EDI/fax option is based on supplier capability.


At determined intervals or upon request, wmsView generates inventory advice to suppliers, either in EDI 846 format, or in report format for fax transmission to suppliers. Advanced audit capability is also available, including viewing receipt and/or pull history by supplier, purchase order number, packing slip number, or outbound order number within a given date range.
The system generates alarm reports and provides visibility of stocking level and min/max points to insure adequate stocking by SKU supplier combination.
Upon demand or at determined intervals, wmsView also generates a balance-on-hand summary for material requirements planning purposes.


For proximity warehouse operations, the product ID label incorporates point-of-use or drop zone data into the order fulfillment process described earlier. When pull occurs, an EDI 867 product transfer is generated to support vendor invoicing and to facilitate quick check-in. A system generated packing slip goes along with the pulled material. In addition to the normal shipping information, this packing slip has the original receipt data (the purchase order and packing slip number) of the pulled material. This facilitates quick and accurate check-in.
Whether receiving sites use the EDI 867 transaction set or wmsView software, receivers simply have to scan the container license plate to check-in the container. The system will receive the material, interface with accounts payable, update the inspection system where applicable, and direct delivery to the point of use or the drop zone.