MNP’s warehouse management system is designed to flexibly support direct-to-consumer omni channel retailers that ship non-grocery product anywhere in the world. Strongly supporting bulk inbound and outbound orders, WMSActive equally supports both store and direct-to-consumer fulfillment as well. The system also enables users to control multi-channel inventory to meet commitments from catalog, ecommerce, marketplaces, and stores while easily allowing for inventory movement between each channel as needed. With automation applied to meet your operational needs, WMSActive streamlines your workflows freeing personnel to be more productive enabling the company to be more profitable, while also providing detailed reporting to manage the business to meet customer demands.

Features of WMSActive are:

  • Intelligent business logic for put-away and pick path definitions increasing product availability
  • Automated task allocation to user assigned categories keeps employees actively processing requests
  • Supports paper based processing as well as wireless terminals, or a mix of both during unexpected growth
  • Definable pick-run manager to provide greater control over order fulfillment processing
  • Real-time integration to support full omni channel retail goals including direct ship, store pick-up, ship from store, return to store, and stores as remote warehouses
  • Scalability: Grow from start-up to needing multi-client and multiple physical or virtual warehouses, all with flexible, unique configurations
  • Supports necessary warehouse requirements: Complex picking strategies, back and future orders, returns, directed putaway, automated replenishments, and physical inventory which includes cycle counts
  • Improved customer service from faster turnarounds and reduced order errors driven by pick and pack verification
  • Detailed labor and process tracking to help insure service level agreements are met
  • Detailed, customizable reporting (Crystal Reports™) providing real-time data driven actionable insights

Additional WMSActive modules to meet specific needs:
With the base software loaded with features, additional modules can be purchased to meet specific requirements to enhance daily workflows. You can learn more about our add-on modules to enhance your warehouse management system requirements here.

WMSActive: Distribution Controller

This Warehouse Management software module primarily controls goods-in operations. Receiving may be completed against Purchase Orders or ASN’s (often used to receive containers of goods covering multiple PO’s). Parameters control if and when goods are sent for Quality Control and any number of staging locations may be set up for any purpose with WMSActive tracking contents of each, receipt timings, and user information for audit purposes. The warehouse management solution allows for multiple receipts against orders to cater for partial deliveries.

WMSActive: Task Director

Task Director is used to control the allocation of tasks to clocked in warehouse users. This may be controlled manually if desired, or the WMS software system can automatically allocate tasks to the next available qualified operative. Tasks being allocated to an operative may result in the production of a WMS report advising a batch of tasks to perform, or a single task may be sent to a hand held terminal (HHT) RF device.

The following tasks are controlled using Task Director:

  • Receiving
  • Put-away
  • Replenishment
  • Picking
  • Stock Counts/PI
  • Transfers

In the case of paper-based warehouse operations, Task Director provides task feedback screens to update WMSActive on completion of the task. There are many parameters within the software for controlling the rules surrounding where goods are to be put-away. An often-used approach is to first fill the pick slot with any other goods being stored in a reserve location close to the pick-slot to minimize travel time.

Replenishment is also controlled by parameters and may be done as automated housekeeping tasks periodically when resources are available. It can also be initiated at the point of order release for picking; in this instance, the warehouse management software system will create replenishment tasks for all pick slots with insufficient quantities to fulfill the batch of orders just released. Stock counts are controlled by parameters within the software system and may be generated based on rules.

WMSActive: System Manager

This Warehouse Management module is used to manage the set-up of data, behavior of the system (parameter setting) and the flow of outbound orders through the warehouse.

Pick Run Manager allows great control over which orders are to be released with simple or complex selection criteria. Orders may be selected based on:

  • Customer
  • Order dates
  • Shipping dates
  • Campaign code (which can refer to a wide range of criteria)
  • Shipment type
  • Priority
  • Number of items on the order and many other criteria.

This is very important for the efficient flow of orders within the warehouse and to ensure that customer SLA’s are met.

System Manager also allows for the warehouse setup in terms of configuration and location management together with definition of things such as picking containers and outbound shipping containers. Employee data and permissions, product information, definition and life cycle management (together with dashboard information to monitor service achievement), are among the other areas controlled by this warehouse management software module.

 

 

WMSActive: Pack Confirmation

This software module allows the picked products to be scanned into the shipping container with visual images available to further ensure order integrity. This is a quick and simple process ensuring rapid and accurate shipping of goods and of course the shipping confirmation, along with other status changes during the order life-cycle, are typically fed back to the ecommerce front-end in real time. Real-time integration with carriers is provided to make the whole process highly efficient and remove the reliance of 3rd party shipping systems.

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