The inbound module holds a range of functionality for processing incoming transactions. Here receipts are posted for normal purchase order or LCTs (Landed Cost Tracking shipments) etc.
There are several ways that PO’s can be received in DATASCOPE WMS. These are as follows:
- Basic PC receipt. Here a purchase order receipt can be processed from a PC front end but like one would process a receipt in SYSPRO. This is used when there are specific requirements during receiving such as cost apportionment or price editing. In this case a user with a scanner on the floor should not be processing the receipt. This is also used in simple receiving environments where a user can enter the pallet configurations from an office. Single stock code or multiple stock code TrackID’s can be created. DATASCOPE can automatically allocate TrackID’s with the correct pallet quantity based on the warehouse default pallet qty for that stock code.
- Master TrackID Receipt. Here a PC screen is used to process a full purchase order receipt. This receives all stock into a staging bin location and prints one large mater TrackID. The scanner program “Receipt Palletization” is used to print TrackIDs for each pallet on the floor and product is scanned from the Master TrackID to the Pallets as they are packed out.
- Scanner PO Receipt. This application on the scanner can be used to scan in receipts from suppliers during the delivery. It has been optimized to expect that all product coming in would be pre-labeled by the supplier with a single SKU per TrackID. This is a very fast receiving method for high volume deliveries. This program can be set to default the lot number to the TrackID.
- canner PO Buildup. This Scanner program has been developed to allow receiving staff to scan receipts and build up pallets for put away. The scanned data is validated during the scanning process and then uploaded to the DATASCOPE WMS PC frontend for the final cost adjustments and posting to SYSPRO.
- PO PreReceipt. This scanner program is optimized for scanning a standard supplier 2D barcode at carton level. Each carton 2D barcode label holds the purchase order number, sock code, lot number and quantity. The scanner has intelligence to direct zone based pallet packing as the cartons are scanned. A cross dock function will expedite product with outstanding replenishments.
Landed Cost Tracking receipts get quite complex as there are key steps that must take place in SYSPRO before the receipt can be processed in DATASCOPE. The following receipts options are available:
- PC based LCT Receipt. This application in DATASCOPE WMS allows users to open a LCT shipment that has already been costed out in SYSPRO and then drives the user to enter all pallet packing configurations to build up each pallet. Once all pallets are built up the receipt will post to SYSPRO is the quantities received match the SYSPRO LCT. All Pallet labels are then printed automatically
- Additionally this front end allows a user to import a CSV/excel breakdown of pallet allocation data through an import function in the screen.
- LCT PreReceipt. This scanner program is optimized for scanning a standard supplier 2D barcode at carton level. Each carton 2D barcode label holds the purchase order number, shipment reference number, stock code, lot number and quantity. As pallets are scanned and built up the data builds up the LCT receipt. Once done the receipt can be posted from the PC based LCT Review Receipt screen provided the total quantities balance to the SYSPRO LCT shipment.
- Master TrackID Receipt. Here an LCT shipment can be opened in DATASCOPE’s PC front end and received in one go with a simple “receipt all” function. This generates the SYSPRO receipt and a single full Master TrackID. The receiving staff on the floor then use the scanner palletization function to build up pallets from the Master TrackID to a new set of pallet labels.
DATASCOPE can manage stock codes with inspection requirements in 2 ways, provided the SKU is flagged as inspection required in SYSPRO:
1. Single stage inspection
Here the full quantity is received into SYSPRO inspection and the full quantity passes inspection. The DATASCOPE trackID remains ONHOLD until the quality module(s) release the stock, but the trackID can still be moved into a storage location/bin in the warehouse.
2. Two stage inspection
In 2 stage inspection, the full quantity is received into SYSPRO inspection and remains there until the quality modules release the stock. Since the stock is not yet in stock in SYSPRO it cannot be bin transferred.
Two inbound Quality check functions are available for items that are flagged as inspection required. One is a simple pallet mass check where each new pallet of the affected stock code to receiving in an ON HOLD status and then must be placed on a weigh station linked DATASCOPE WMS to validate the mass. If the mass passes a simply percentage tolerance the pallet becomes ACTIVE and can be moved into the warehouse.
The second check is a very simple quality release function. No QC testing is managed here. It is expected that the client has their own QC system and simply wants to move pallets from ONHOLD to ACTIVE when they are happy to release them.
There is a larger quality module which handles tests and criteria at a stock code level.