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Warehouse Management System from EMA

Warehouse Management Software (WMS) from EMA, you can ensure that goods and materials are located where they should be, delivered to the shop floor just-in-time (JIT) based on demand, stored in compliance with regulations, and then accurately picked for dispatch to the customer.

If you don’t have a Warehouse Management System connected to your Enterprise Resource Management (ERP) software platform, you could be leaving money on the table. Chances are, you lack real-time visibility into what goods and materials are available, in which locations, causing sales quoting to be a real challenge. Your pick and put-away processes are inefficient, you face compliance risks, and your out-of-stock figures are hurting customer satisfaction – not to mention inaccurate deliveries. Meanwhile you’re managing more SKUs than ever before.

Sound familiar? Discover how the Warehouse Management Solution (WMS) for EMA SYSTEMS modernizes your inventory and order-fulfillment operations, providing significant gains in accuracy, productivity and efficiency.

Why Choose WMS from EMA SYSTEMS?

1)      Speed delivery with advanced workflow automation

WMS for EMA SYSTEMS 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.

Furthermore, Warehouse management system for EMA SYSTEMS creates a model of your warehouse environment and recommends actions based on a number of factors, including the capacity and zone of bin locations, the accessibility, volume and weight constraints of forklifts, and the physical warehouse environments and activity.

For example, a warehouse management system can be set up to perform very simple “chaos binning” or sophisticated priority-based zone binning with all levels in between.

2)      Streamline stock picking and tracking

WMS for EMA SYSTEMS provides a number of options for processing transactions. Use desktop computers or mobile devices with or without touch screens 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 EMA SYSTEMS ’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.

3)      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. And, with real-time control over raw materials, usage and the associated costs, you can eliminate the work involved to conduct annual inventory checks.

4)      Minimize waste with lot-sizing rules

With WMS for EMA SYSTEMS , 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 you identify excess inventory and possible problems with your lot-sizing techniques.

5)      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 EMA SYSTEMS, 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, EMA SYSTEMS ’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.

6)      Manage inventory depletion

Depending on your business, EMA SYSTEMS  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
  • Backflushing: By receipting a finished good into stock, the components are automatically recorded as depleted so items are available on deman

7)      Streamline replenishment and minimize out of stocks

Maintaining appropriate stock levels is critical for both customer service and profitability. EMA SYSTEMS  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 EMA SYSTEMS , 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.