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Don’t Miss Out on WMS Software for SYSPRO

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Sep 12, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

The speed of business continues to increase, and unless your organization is running in front of the competition, you risk being left in the dust. With Amazon Prime 2-day shipping becoming the “norm,” more and more, customers are expecting faster order fulfillment. The only way to meet this increasing demand is to ensure you have an effectively managed warehouse. Optimizing your warehouse management system and operations will benefit your customers, your employees, and your business as a whole.

The most streamlined warehouses today use warehouse management systems (WMS) to connect their enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for real-time visibility into what goods and materials are available, in which locations. WMS software for SYSPRO plays an integral part in modernizing your inventory and order-fulfillment operations, providing significant gains in accuracy, productivity, and efficiency. 

Warehouse Management Software for SYSPRO

With WMS for SYSPRO, you can ensure that goods and materials are located where they should be, delivered to the shop floor just-in-time based on demand, stored in compliance with regulations, and then accurately picked for dispatch to the customer.

Here are just a few of the reasons to choose WMS software for SYSPRO:

Speed Delivery with Advanced Workflow Automation
WMS software doesn’t just give you visibility into stock location and movement. Using advanced workflow technology, you can leverage powerful rules-based automation to support delivery on a just-in-time basis, manage products with expiration dates or sequence particular shipments.

SYSPRO’s WMS software creates a model of your warehouse environment and recommends actions based on several factors, including the capacity and zone of bin locations, the accessibility, volume and weight constraints of forklifts, and the physical warehouse environments and activity.

Streamline Stock Picking and Tracking
SYSPRO WMS software provides several options for processing transactions. Use desktop computers or mobile devices to enter and query using radio frequency (RFID) technology such as hand-held or forklift truck-mounted devices with barcode readers. Using RFID data, inventory data is updated instantly and is validated online ensuring the correct stock and containers are selected as instructed.

In addition, with SYSPRO’s barcoding application, you can ensure accurate stock labeling and record inventory transactions at the source, removing the need for duplicate data capture. Barcodes can be captured using desktop, touch screen, radio frequency and batch scanners for all transaction types. Operators can pick against a pick list in conjunction with barcode scanning, reducing potential errors.

Gain Visibility into Supply and Demand Issues
The inclusion of sources of supply and demand is configurable and various reports, and related review programs enable easy identification of potential oversupplies and seamless execution of suggested actions. Real-time control over raw materials, usage, and the associated costs eliminates the work involved to conduct annual inventory checks.

Minimize Waste with Lot-Sizing Rules
With SYSPRO WMS software, you can implement lot-sizing rules for purchased and manufactured items using order policies by stock code. Standard analytics such as the Inventory Exception and the MRP Potential Oversupplies reports help identify excess inventory and possible problems with lot-sizing techniques.

Improve Forecast Accuracy
Forecast accuracy depends not only on the regular evaluation of the forecast error, but also on the integrity and nature of the source data. In SYSPRO, forecast accuracy is enhanced through the ability to automatically filter and adjust outliers, as well as to manually adjust forecast base data for quantitative and qualitative factors. Lost sales can also be included in the demand profile.

Furthermore, SYSPRO’s proxy functionality enables you to forecast inventory for new products based on the sales history of similar products. This can be particularly useful in industries where product life cycles are short.

Manage Inventory Depletion
Depending on your business, SYSPRO ERP enables you to use different inventory-depletion methods. These include: sales order entry, point-of-sale and back order release; issuing of stock to Work-in-Progress; and backflushing whereby receiving a finished good into stock automatically records components as depleted so items are available on demand.

Streamline Replenishment and Minimize Out of Stocks
Maintaining appropriate stock levels is critical for both customer service and profitability. SYSPRO provides many of the standard processes and rules to automate and manage inventory replenishment. Set standard order policies for the entire business or create unique policies for different warehouses.

With SYSPRO WMS software, you can easily factor in lead times for purchased and manufactured items, as well as buying and batching rules, including lot for lot, fixed time period, and minimum/maximum quantities, among other rules. 

Better Warehouse Management Today 

If your warehouse could use a little streamlining TLC, then it’s time to look at SYSPRO’s WMS software. PositiveVision has more than 15 years’ experience with warehouse technologies and software. We can find the right solutions for you. Contact us today and let us help you keep your warehouse running at peak performance.