Warehouse Management Modules
RF Warehouse System
The RF Warehouse System provides a wireless, real-time connection with remote devices to handle receiving, inventory, backstock management and freshness date control. It facilitates receiving by noting exceptions (overages, shortages, unexpected product) to the original PO, and expedites up-to-date product availability. Current product availability is essential in providing high service levels, and avoiding failure to ship product that is on the receiving dock but not yet reflected in inventory.
RF receiving also handles UPC collection and maintenance. Due to the fluid nature of UPCs (new products, packaging changes, etc.), capturing and maintaining UPCs is an ongoing business challenge for distributors. RF scanning of product during the receiving process drives the accuracy of UPCs, which are essential throughout the supply chain.
Physical inventory and cycle counting via RF devices offer an efficient method for maintaining perpetual inventory. Count variance reports are available to help your staff validate inventory counts prior to posting.
Backstock management is an important facet of warehousing when a finite amount of space exists. With RF, guns are used to put product in back stock locations, and replenish pick lines from back stock as picking slot quantities are reduced.
Combined with RF receiving, freshness date control facilitates the receiving and stock rotation of code dated products.
Product returns are scanned and an authorization document is produced for the next scheduled delivery. Products returned to the warehouse are scanned again, and only items purchased from your company are accepted for credit. A put-away document is generated for products which are saleable, and inventory is adjusted automatically.
Non-saleable products are moved to return locations for valuation and disposal or for vendor pickup. A credit memo is automatically generated for the amount based on the last price paid for the returned items.
The picker productivity process is based on pre-established standards, such as the number of pieces and the distance between pick locations. Estimated tote counts are calculated, and order labels are printed. Personnel can be reassigned according to the picking times calculated for the sections of a warehouse. By calculating the total weight and cubic size of orders, assigning the appropriate truck for each delivery route is easily accomplished.
The system calculates, by warehouse, the time it should take to pick an order. A standard minute summary is printed before the picking documents to determine the number of pickers assigned to each area. After picking, a picker productivity report is created which lists actual picking time compared to the standard minutes.
The PickRight Interface module provides real-time data transfer between DAC and the PickRight system, a wireless picking system which features a wearable touch screen computer.
This module provides an interface to ShipRight, ProCat’s application for delivery route information with electronic signature capture.
This module provides an interface to the Tax-Right system used to control tax stamping with a R.E.D. Stamp machine and to Check-Right, which is used to verify picking accuracy before orders leave the warehouse.
This module provides an interface to SmokePick, Velociti Alliance’s system using put-to-light technology to pick cigarettes.
With the Voice-Directed Distribution system by Vocollect, distributors achieve increased productivity, improved accuracy and reduced training time in their warehouse operations. DAC is seamlessly integrated to the Vocollect system, providing two-way communication between DAC and warehouse personnel.