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Warehouse

3PL warehouse - multiple clients in the same warehouse.

Business has multiple warehouses.

If either of these is checked, then a separate form should be completed for each warehouse and/or company.

List all types of products that will be controlled in this warehouse. For example, food, clothing, electrical goods...

Receiving

ASNs or purchase orders loaded from an external system.

ASNs or purchase orders entered at the warehouse prior to receiving.

ASNs or purchase orders not entered. Stock is received "blind".

If the daily volume of receipts is large, consider using the dock booking schedule to coordinate use of multiple docks.

Use dock booking schedule. Dock management.

If detailed information about a receipt has to be visually checked, then it may be better to receive on a workstation terminal where all detail can be viewed. If the operator has to walk around a pallet scanning barcodes, then it may be better to receive on a mobile hand-held device.

Receive using mobile hand-held device.

Receive using workstation terminal

Consider whether any specific data must be entered when receiving each product. Some products may or may not require expiry date and/or lot or batch number entry. Food, pharmaceuticals and chemicals often have expiry dates and batches.

Enter additional data for one or more different products when receiving.
Comment on some of the additional data to be collected.

Serial numbers can also be scanned when receiving some products. electrical and pharmaceutical items have serial numbers.

Scan serial numbers for some products

Some product manufacturers embed that additional information in the shipper barcode, then SEQOS can extract that when the barcode is scanned while receiving. For example, pharmaceutical companies use Data Matrix barcodes containing expiry date and batch information.

EAN barcodes.

QR or Data Matrix barcodes containing embedded data.

Is any received stock Quarantined or has to pass Quality Inspection prior to be available for picking? This feature can be configured separately for each product.

Received stock can be crossdocked.

Putaway and Replenishment

Rules for location storage. The put-away function uses the rules to suggest where to store stock. Otherwise, stock must be manually put-away.

Special storage locations. Fridges, freezers, dangerous goods, cantilever, safe, others.
Comment on some unusual storage rules or storage requirements.
Yard management for containers and trucks.

Enable replenishment. Set min/max for picking locations.

Voice directed put-away and replenishment.

Picking

Orders loaded from an external system.

Orders entered at the warehouse.

Kitting

Kit products prior to picking. The kitted product is received back into the warehouse as a different product code. The kitted product can be subsequently dekitted if required.

Kit products while picking. The kitted product is despatched with the sales order and is not held in the warehouse.

Pick Confirmation

Picking is initiated on mobile hand-held devices by scanning an order barcode or entering the order number.

Orders are queued by priority. The next order from the top of the queue is automatically sent to the next available mobile hand-held device.

No mobile hand-held devices. All picks manually confirmed on a workstation terminal.

Scan product (e.g. EAN barcode) to confirm pick.

Scan location barcode to product barcode to confirm pick.

Voice directed picking.

Pick FIFO/FEFO.

Pick closest matching quantity for some products. This avoids split picks.

Other advance picking rules.

Batching

Single order picking.

Pick multiple orders simultaneously in batch, for example, with a trolley and totes.

Batch orders into a single order for picking, then split picked lines into component orders.

Pick by product-by-product for multiple orders.

Back Orders

No back-orders generated for short-picked items.

Enable back-order functionality.

Packing and Despatch

The packing function can be used as a final check of the picked quantities prior to the orders leaving the warehouse. The packing function records which shipper the line items are packed into.

Pack orders while picking, directly in despatch cartons, totes, or pallets.

Pack orders after picking (for final checking).

Packing not required.

Automatically calculate weight while packing, otherwise the weight must be entered.

Automatically calculate volume from selected packaging, otherwise the volume must be entered.

Scan cartons and totes onto pallets - Consolidation.

Scan cartons , totes, pallets onto trucks - Vehicle loading.

Despatch dock booking schedule. Dock management.

Print despatach labels. SSCC compliant or other.

Print delivery notes.

Print invoices.

Print connotes.

Print manifests.

Customer Order Returns

Customer returns functionality.
Additional non-standard requirements for processing customer returns.

Proof of Delivery

No requirement for recording Proof of Delivery.

Proof of Delivery details are entered on a computer at the warehouse.

Proof of Delivery details are recorded at the delivery point, including sign-on-glass.

Stocktake

Stocktake. By product. By location, aisle, storage area. Wall-to-wall.

Automatically schedule products to be cycle counted periodically.

Assets

Maintain assets. Supplier. Location. Depreciation and maintainance. Warranty. Acquire, commission, decommission, destruction, termination.

Operators and Users

The number of user licenses is calculated as the maximum number of operators and users logged on at the same time. For example, there might be 50 different people authorised to use the system, but the maximum number logged on at any given time might be only 20. Often this is calculated as the number of mobile hand-held devices and the number of workstation terminals.
Approximate number of user licenses