PdWMS
(Warehouse Management System)

Features:  

PdWMS manages all aspects of inventory, item definitions and packaging. Inventory control and management is the heart of the PdMAIN software. Inventory excesses tie up cash; shortages interrupt customer demand and fulfillment. Accurate and timely inventory on-hand and replenishment information is critical to controlling inventory levels.

PdMAIN's inventory management system affords complete visibility of where inventory has been used, is currently being used and where it is committed for future use. It provides the tools to minimize inventory while running an efficient, customer-service focused operation.

Raw Materials, Work in Process, Sub-assemblies, Components, Finished Goods, Customer Stock, Supplies, Machine Parts etc. are tracked and controlled within the Materials application using Radio Frequency scanning and Bar Code technology as appropriate. Multiple warehouses and multiple locations are supported.

The Material Modules are used to track all aspects of inventory management, including shipping, receiving, issuing and adjustments. The Bill of Material is used to calculate cost roll ups and display Item "explosions". There are over 100 PdMAIN modules that are affected by the inventory system directly.

Feature Highlights:

INVENTORY MANAGEMENT

  • Work orders to deal with Raw Materials and the creation of new items
  • Multiple locations
  • Purchase orders to deal with incoming inventory
  • Sales orders to deal with outgoing inventory
  • Quality Modules to deal with quality assurance and rejects
  • Adjustment modules to monitor and record movement of inventory
    Counting, cycle, physical and bin to verify inventory
  • Packing modules to deal with inventory associations and packing
  • MRP to calculate required inventory
  • Item Master to allow control of items specific to inventory.
  • Lot and Serial Number Control
  • Re-order point, Minimum/ Max imum, Lot Size Control
  • Tracks On Hand, Allocated, Committed, On Order, In Transit & In Process
  • Engineering Change Control
  • Delivery route optimization system and container volume maximization
  • Incorporates dynamic or static bills of materials for the creation of the new items
  • Can associate costs inventory
  • Complete integration to general ledger.
  • Full cost rollup for all or selected items.
  • Weighted average costing option.
  • Consumes raw materials either automatically or by enforcing validation.

WORKFLOW MANAGEMENT

  • PdMAIN touch screens have been designed to maximize inventory control
  • Allows for complete control of item management, including zones, bins and FIFO control.
  • System monitors which items are out of date and restricts them from use.
  • System allows for the allocation of stock to sales order to reserve the inventory and lock it.
  • Enforces validation of materials used and automatically consumes inventory.
  • Feeds the Resource Planning system.
  • Management has a complete overview and can generate numerous reports or run queries in the PdMAIN system.
  • Touches all components of the PdMAIN system including financials, sales orders, purchase orders and every other module in PdMAIN.

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Materials

Managing materials is the largest challenge to any manufacturing or logistics business. PdMAIN understands this challenge and has developed an entire system around managing inventory. The PdMAIN Materials modules manage all aspects of Inventory (Items, quantities, locations and transactions). All items are tracked and controlled within the materials application typically using Radio Frequency scanning and bar code technology. Multiple warehouses, division, companies and serial/lot control are also supported.

Raw Materials, Work in Process, Sub-assemblies, Components, Finished Goods, Customer Stock, Supplies, Machine Parts etc. are tracked and controlled within the Materials application using Radio Frequency scanning and Bar Code technology. Multiple warehouses and multiple locations are supported.

The Item Master table specifies most of the information about the various products, materials and items to be controlled.

The Material Modules are used to track all aspects of inventory management, including shipping, receiving, issuing and adjustments. The Bill of Material is used to calculate cost roll ups and display Item "explosions". Key features of the Materials module include support for:

Feature Highlights:

  • Lot and Serial Number Control
  • Control and Inspection
  • Cycle-Counting
  • Re-order point, Minimum/Maximum, Lot Size Control
  • Unlimited Bin Locations
  • Standard, Actual and Average costs
  • Tracks On Hand, Allocated, Committed, On Order, In Transit & In Process
  • Up to 99 Bill of Material levels
  • Unlimited number of components
  • Unlimited number of Routing records for each Bill of Material
  • Engineering Change Control
  • Rapid creation of Bills using copy "same as except" feature
  • Delivery route optimization system and container volume maximization

PdMAIN's materials management system affords complete visibility of where inventory has been used, is currently being used and where it is committed for future use. It provides the tools to minimize inventory while running an efficient, customer-service focused operation.

The benefits of materials management are: improved on-time shipments; reduced inventory levels; reduced clerical cost to maintain accurate inventory and GL; fewer rejected items through analysis of inspection history; improved inventory accuracy through cycle counting; increased productivity and accuracy with data collection devices and automation systems; reduced obsolete inventory with analysis of item usage history and use-up effectivity.

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Logistics & Shipping

The benefits of PdMAIN's Logistics and Shipping modules is in improved customer service, reduced finished goods inventory, reduced shipping costs and increased production. Shipping and tracking movement of inventory towards shipments is the one of the last steps in the delivery cycle for manufacturing plants.

The PdMAIN application handles the logistics associated with material movement through the Material Planning modules. The shipment is considered to be either the incoming materials that will be warehoused or the outgoing materials that are sent to customer. PdMAIN addresses both processes using the same modules and calculates the logistics around the shipment. The Packing Orders modules are part of a specialized sub-system of PdMAIN for receiving, packaging and shipping 3rd party materials, items and components. Some PdMAIN customers handle shipping on an up to the minute degree of accuracy, especially for the automotive industries or Just In Time processors.

Feature Highlights:

  • Shipments may include: Regular, Inter-company, International, Domestic, Local, Direct or Rush.
  • Direct Ship, delivered from your Supplier directly to your Customer.
    Trailer Control
  • PdMAIN touch screens have been designed to maximize efficiency and the same modules are used for incoming and outgoing shipments.
  • Integrates with inventory system and automatically adjust the inventory
  • Manages incoming and outgoing trailers
  • Track time for load and unload of trailers
  • Shipping 3rd party materials
  • Ability to transmit electronically EDI files as the truck is leaving the dock
  • Provides numerous modules to deal with various shipping requirements, package shipping, sales order shipping, ship by bin etc.
  • Can be used to calculate load on a trailer and automatically divide the order if weight is not within tolerance.
  • Enforces validation of materials with RF devices
  • Feeds the Resource Planning system
  • Allows for entry of specific shipping companies
  • Integrates directly with accounting system and adds records automatically
  • Extremely versatile in reporting and provides easy to view modules for on screen monitoring
  • Management has a complete overview and can generate numerous reports or run queries in the PdMAIN system
  • Touches all components of the PdMAIN system including financials, sales orders, purchase orders and every other module in PdMAIN

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Warehouse Management

PdMAIN provides a comprehensive warehouse management system designed for customers who are focused on warehousing, distribution and fulfillment, with a need for complete control and visibility of all distribution operations. The PdMAIN system can deal with a single warehouse, multi-divisional, or multi-company warehouse operations. Managing resources and inventory is the critical element to profitability for many organizations. The PdMAIN system is capable of simplifying this complex requirement with many features developed through decades of experience and seamless integration of the modules within the enterprise software. The warehouses may be various physical, geographic locations or may be logical warehouses in one location used for GL account assignments. For example, warehouse codes may be assigned to different kinds of shipments and sales or shipments by warehouse can be tracked in the GL.

Throughout the complete warehouse management system, automated bar-coding and sophisticated data collection devices are used as appropriate offering very deep functionality. For example there are approximately one hundred types of data collection transactions, including a "Light Directed Picking" transaction, where the operator picks from the bin with the light that is turned on, hitting a button to indicate complete, and the system back flushes the quantities automatically, all ensuring a high degree of accuracy. The warehouse management system in PdMAIN is integrated into the complete system and is comprised of many modules and deals with the following:

Feature Highlights:

INBOUND PROCESS

  • Controls incoming purchase orders and inventory electronically in a sophisticated planning workbench
  • Uses EDI modules for inbound information capture and reports on the errors
  • Advanced Shipment Notification (ASN) functionality
  • All inbound inventory is captured and validated prior to entering the warehouse
  • Numerous reports and screens to show the status of the inventory in the warehouse
  • Exportable EDI files
  • Allows for the creation of working times and schedules for the employees and equipment
  • Incorporates shift premiums and skill codes into pay calculations

MANAGEMENT PROCESS

  • Third party logistics management
  • Multiple locations.
  • Tracks receiving of materials in the warehouse and ensures the receipt is associated with a receiving record
  • Receiving record could be a purchase order
  • Associates items by warehouse and costs by warehouse
  • Tracks all movement of inventory in the warehouse including re-work and quarantine sections
  • Sets priorities on stock and where to pick from to ensure FIFO and LIFO
  • Enforces Tracking numbers and Serial Lot control
  • Provides detailed snapshot analysis of inventory in the warehouse
  • Sleek and efficient inventory control modules
  • Integrates with distributions, packing, sales order, shipping and accounting system
  • Built in reject/quality system to deal with damaged inventory
  • Automatically calls for replenishment for internal packing and picking operations
  • Full costing interface to work in process and to the general ledger

OUTBOUND PROCESS

Providing the right products at the right time can mean the difference between lagging sales and market leadership. PdMAIN's Logistics and Shipping modules provides rapid access to the information you need to increase inventory turns, enhance customer service and improve profitability.

  • Allocates inventory for sales orders and protects the inventory from being consumed
  • Tracks movement of inventory until it physically leaves the warehouse
  • Allows for the creation of pick lists and packing sheets to complete the sales orders
  • Introduces work orders to allow for manufacturing of new items from raw materials while capturing all the transactions
  • Assigns trailer and carrier to all inventories being moved out of the warehouse
  • Creates electronic travel slips or advanced shipping notices.
    Numerous reports associated with time analysis studies, inventory movement, stock status and more

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