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.
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.
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.