RAW MATERIAL RECEIVING & PUT AWAY
DATASCOPE WMS is not a factory planning tool but it sure helps with the planning process.
Deciding what jobs to open and where to run those jobs in your factory is the subject of a planning tool. However, most planning tools consider capacity buy do not consider material availability. DATASCOPE WMS does not consider your capacity but it does manage your stock availability.
WIP JOB CONTROL
DATASCOPE WMS has an advanced feature set for manufacturing companies
In many cases, jobs are released across two warehouses. A standard raw material bulk warehouse and a pick face warehouse. Each job component material allocation is split intelligently so pick full cartons or bags from the bulk warehouse and remaining “less than bag size” from a pick face warehouse. The replenishment system is then run to move inventory from the bulk warehouse to the pick face warehouse.
Many industries have the need to be able to effectively track product batch numbers through their factories. For instance, in the food industry if you eat a product that made you violently ill the manufacturer would need to be able to pull the records of that particular batch and find out who else the batch was sold to.
MASS BASED PICKING
In some industries, there is a need to pick component stock for the factory that needs to be weighed out. Factories in the Chemical, Paint, Food or Pharmaceutical industries have this need.
The Kanban module in DATASCOPE WMS should only be implemented in an already functional Kanban environment. The expectation is that the software is applied to existing physical Kanban systems to improve them and to make them electronic.
The solution essentially links the DATASCOPE WMS TrackID field (unique tracking entity) to a Kanban card by assigning each Kanban card with an RFID tag. Each tag is scanned to activate it and the DATASCOPE WMS software links the TrackID number to the RFID reference number. A stock code and standard Kanban quantity are then assigned. DATASCOPE WMS then knows every Kanban card as well as the linked stock code and package quantity.