In our Warehousing Management Systems (WMS) for SAP Business One workshop we will review:
SAP Business One – Sales Order Input and allocation
A SAP Business One sales order is transferred to the Accellos WMS system. After transfer of an order into the WMS it must be allocated: the process for allocating an order is an operation that reserves goods from warehouse stock for picking based on a customer order or work order typically transferred by data interface from ERP system. The allocation process can be automatic or manual. In the event of goods reservation not being possible for various reasons, there are always several ways of dealing with such a situation. These include the automatic reduction of amount on order or automatic generation of supplementation requirements, or partial allocation and generation of retroactive order.
SAP Business One – AccellosOne Picking
The process for picking SAP Business One orders represents a succession of requirements for picking individual items for sales order, which are displayed on the mobile terminal screen in the order determined by rules for setting up picking routes. These rules can be fully configured and will also enable inclusion of specific parameters determined by the customer – for example mass and size. Questions of the mobile terminal during picking of one item are in the minimum recommended version a requirement for confirmation of the correct storage location being visited, removal of the correct product and confirmation of picked amount. Questions that the terminal displays during picking of item are adjustable – you can display or require the entering of user parameters or entering of number of dispatch package into which it is being picked.
The packing as standard takes place during picking, when the WMS system stores the picked item into the assigned (by scanning bar code) dispatch carton or pallet or alternatively into the last open dispatch package. During picking, new dispatch packages can be requested for which dispatch labels are automatically printed out and at the same time packing sheets are printed out for closed packages. The system also enables work with dispatch packages – e.g. movement of goods between individual packages or creation of new packaging at the same time as printing of labels and marking by SSCC codes. This enables the use of different packages for picking and dispatch (Repacking)
The WMS system of course enables wave picking, i.e. consolidation of multiple sales orders into ‘waves’. Orders consolidated like this can be picked at once and significant time savings can be made.
SAP Business One – AccellosOne Receiving
One of the basic processes in Accellos WMS is receiving. It is one of the ways of bringing goods into the warehouse. Receiving is based on a SAP Purchase Order, during the receiving process, the user has the option to print out labels with bar codes for marking of received goods either after commencing receiving or continuously throughout the receipt process – product, pallet, stacking and others. Receiving very often takes place concurrently with the put away, but one of the options is also receive in two steps – receipt of goods to an inbound staging bay (there can subsequently be e.g. a quality check etc.) and only then put away takes place.
SAP Business One – AccellosOne Put Away
Put away to stock often takes place concurrently with receiving. During the process you can let the system recommend the optimal storage place for goods, with consideration of adjustable parameters such as capacity of storage location, turnover of goods, size, mass etc.
After processing of purchase order, completion of receipt and put away – SAP Business One is updated.