The WMS is integrated with the accounting system via a special gateway. The gateway operations include the following functions:
Solvo.WMS is based on three key concepts:
This means that the program code is owned by SOLVO. The system can be made configurable for the specially trained customer's personnel (this training is carried out within the scope of the project) to the extent of the mutually agreed upon project specifications. In other words, the system is open for you to the extent that is required for fully fledged commercial operation and configuration without programmer involvement.
Normally, this is the customization of the facility's topology (adding/modifying storage locations, changing their properties) and configuration of logic for all warehouse operations from receiving to shipping (putway rules, compatibility rules, planning rules, etc.). Additionally, it is possible to connect external subsystems for generating reports (table descriptions are provided), configuring interface forms, work rule, personnel privileges in the system, and more.
The cost of system implementation consists of costs for software (licenses) and implementation services. The exact cost can be determined after receiving information about your port based on the filled-in questionnaire, available on our website.
The WMS is integrated with the accounting system via a special gateway. The gateway operates as follows:
The system optimizes putaway, maintaining a balance between long term storage zones, buffers and unit picking zones. The movement of load handling equipment along with worker task are also optimized. This increases the volume of productive space at the warehouse by 5-20% and along with labor productivity up to 25%.
Our company has vast experience integrating various types of equipment used at warehouses and production facilities. Typically for these projects, a separate interface is developed for each module integrated with third party equipment, along with a separate interface for information exchange between the system and the equipment. It is very important that experts from the equipment supplier side also take active part in the project.
A count is performed when necessary. The frequency of cyclic counts is configured by the users in the system. Tasks are issued automatically upon the beginning of a new count in accordance with the configuration.
The system supports such an object as a “kit.” There are two types of kits - these are goods that can be received, stored and picked as one SKU, but consisting of several packages, and then kits themselves, which are not physically stored as one SKU at the warehouse and are always assembled for an order or are created in the warehouse from multiple SKUs. In the first case, such an item can be shipped from the warehouse only after a special kit assembly procedure; in the second case, the goods are always stored by component and picking of the given kit into an order is carried out by component, i.e. the system will find the required components in accordance with the kit’s bill of material and will create a task to assemble it for an internal or external order.
Work based on paper technology is supported in the system for individual operations. The most common is order assembly based on paper pick lists. The system supports the creation of pick with a breakdown by various parameters - warehouse zones, package type, order weight and volume, package fragility, etc.
The system supports the entry of serial numbers during receiving and/or packing (control) of goods. The requirement to verify the serial number serves as ID of the item and can also be presented as a parameter of an order. All serial numbers are stored in the database, and their uniqueness is checked during number verification. The system also supports a feature that allows planning of a load which has a serial number indicated in the order line.
Our company experts have developed a special function for processing such barcodes. Information received after reading the barcode based on its “profile” in the system, is used for automatic filling in of the radio terminal’s receiving, picking and other forms. If the loads are labeled with these barcodes, the given function will significantly speed up the receiving process and reduce the possibility of input errors. This is especially useful when working with catch-weight goods.
The given feature is supported in the system and is used at several facilities. Besides the average carton weight, the system also records the actual weight - both net and gross. Information about received and shipped goods is sent to the host system by their actual weight.
Typically, all implementation projects are divided into 3 stages:
The duration of implementation depends on a series of factors. Today, we carry out projects based on a standard 2-2-2 scheme. I.e. 2 months for the project specifications, 2 months for configuration and 2 months for implementation. We can shorten the duration to 1 month for the project specs and confguration stages. Therefore, the minimum period of implementation is 4 months.