Simple Distribution Center
Even the simpler distribution center becomes difficult to control when the number of transactions increases to the point where manual transaction posting is simply inefficient. When this happens SYSPRO’s stock integrity is compromised and the effectiveness of the DC is affected.
Lot Traceable Distribution Center
In the typical lot traceable warehouse there are a number of key aspects that need to be managed to ensure that the oldest lots are picked and distributed first. Also, there is an aspect of expiry date control to ensure that any product nearing its expiry date is highlighted and sold on a discount basis before it expires.
RFID Kanban Solution
The Kanban solution is an advanced solution developed for repetitive manufacturing operations which are looking to take their existing manual Kanban system to the next level.
All component warehouses, raw material warehouse, and finished goods warehouses are operated as normal in the “traditional” WMS processes. In other words, PO receipt or Sales order picking is run in a normal WMS environment as described in the Simple DC model above.
Advanced Conveyor & Voice Picking
This is the most advanced DATASCOPE WMS solution. It involves using Voice based picking to cartons which move through zones on a conveyer systems. The solution is currently in operation in an apparel distribution centre and in a cosmetics distributor. The solution is applicable to any large DC where there is a high volume of carton based fine picking across a wide SKU range.
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MHE Directed DC
The MHE (Material Handling Equipment) directed DATASCOPE WMS model is used by advanced warehouses where the main constraining element in the picking process is expensive material handling equipment.
Area-Based Picking DC
The Area Based DC is similar to the MHE model but is different in the sense that the released picking slips are automatically released to each area of the warehouse. In other words, if we have a very large warehouse we may structure the warehouse with 8 or 10 areas. Within each area, we would have multiple zones and within the zines multiple bin locations.
Carton or Tote Driven DC
The carton and tote driven model again makes use of all standard DATASCOPE WMS functionality as described in the Simple DC model but during the picking process it differs.
Shared Inventory & Non-Stocked Project-Based DC
For those clients running SYSPRO in a shared inventory environment with multiple sales companies in SYSPRO all working off a single shared inventory base, DATASCOPE WMS as a solution to manage this.