In the time since their inception, the OrderWise Warehouse Management (WMS) Mobile Devices have come a long way. Wi-Fi and 3G enabled, these barcode scanning devices come complete with a whole host of mobile software modules that can send and receive information from the main OrderWise system completely wirelessly in order for warehouse activities to be conducted effectively and efficiently. The impressive technical specification of the devices and ability to operate seamlessly in on and offline environments as users move through connectivity areas combined with the ultra-modern software and cutting edge technology has resulted in a constant rise in popularity. Each month we see more customers choosing these unique devices to deliver outstanding improvements in their warehouse operations.
This demand has been led to and driven by the functionality available on these devices increasing substantially over the past few months, with more modules and features introduced in order to meet the requirements of mobile device users. These new additions have included Tote Picking, Stock Replenishment, Barcode Templates, Transfer Goods In, Container Goods In, Goods Put Away, Shipping, Despatch Goods In, Average Time Countdowns and more. This extensive suite of mobile software has helped our Mobile WMS Devices to evolve into a complete industry leading solution for managing warehouse operations.
With the ability to perform this wide variety of warehouse tasks in a fast, accurate and efficient manner, our Mobile WMS Devices allow users to truly harness the power of OrderWise in the palm of their hand.
Modules included with OrderWise Mobile WMS Devices:
Mobile WMS Devices integrate seamlessly with the OrderWise Despatch module to help increase picking speed and accuracy. Removing the need for paper picking notes, users have their picks sent straight to their mobile device and are directed around the warehouse using the most efficient walk route. Then they simply follow the on screen prompts selecting each pick line, confirming the bin location and pick quantity required to complete their picks. Details are then sent back wirelessly to the main system ready for the goods to be packed and shipped.
Any business looking to achieve maximum efficiency and productivity within despatch operations will benefit from the OrderWise Tote Pick solution. During this process orders are sent directly to a picker’s Mobile Device where they scan in and out of the relevant containers, commonly referred to as Totes, simultaneously picking stock from multiple orders. This scalable solution allows for multiple trolley/trolley types to be used and configuration set up specifically for the needs of the business, ensuring pick speed and volumes are fully optimised.
Regardless of the size of the warehouse operation, many companies will hold stock of the same item in multiple locations and multiple bins. When stock is distributed throughout the warehouse in this way, as stock of an item from one bin is depleted, staff can find they are travelling further and further to pick stock for orders, leading to significantly reduced picking speeds. The OrderWise Mobile Replenishment module has been designed to provide structured management of pick face and bin replenishment. By making full use of the barcode scanning functionality and up to date information as data is wirelessly synced, pickers are guided by the Mobile Device firstly to pick the required stock via the best walk route, before replenishing into the relevant bins. The Stock Replenishment licenced feature is required to utilise this functionality.
Unrecorded stock movements are a serious problem for many companies. Although movements often take place for legitimate reasons, staff can be pulled away to other tasks before updating systems or simply forget to update altogether. This situation can lead to incorrect audits and stock takes, missed picks, unfulfilled orders, incorrect stock adjustments and wasted time. By using a Mobile WMS Device to move stock, systems can be updated over Wi-Fi, eliminating unrecorded stock movements and the costs incurred as a result.
Annual or rolling stock takes are a necessity for every business and the OrderWise main application has a host of features to help businesses meet their stock take requirements accurately and efficiently with as little disruption as possible. By removing the paper trail and re-keying of information along with validation of the item being counted, the Mobile WMS Device provides an even faster, more flexible tool for managing stock takes. Users can be assigned either the entire stock take or part of it before simply scanning and entering the quantity with updates being sent back by Wi-Fi to the main system.
Provide an efficient, accurate and flexible way for your staff to book goods in to your warehouse. With the Mobile Device Goods In module staff can view outstanding purchase orders and select which they require to book into stock as received. As within the main OrderWise application, staff can record delivery note numbers, expiry dates, bin storage locations, quantity received and any relevant batch or serial numbers.
Transfer Goods In
Companies that regularly transfer stock between branches and stock locations need to ensure this activity is not only accurate, visible and easily managed but also as efficient as possible. The OrderWise Mobile Transfer Goods In module has been built to help customers through this process, moving stock in an efficient and structured way from one location to the other whilst also retaining a full audit trail for stock valuation and serial and batch traceability purposes. The Stock Transfers module is required to utilise this functionality.
Despatch Goods In
For goods that are quickly turned around in this way or items that are ordered in on the back of sales order demand, businesses will find that it is much faster, more accurate and additionally cost effective to turn orders straight around at the point of goods receipt. Businesses who will frequently come across these circumstances, the OrderWise Mobile Despatch Goods In module can benefit from vastly increased warehouse efficiency and order turnaround from being able to quickly and accurately book in then despatch goods all in one motion.
Container Goods In
When importing and receiving goods by container it is highly likely that the stock inside will be from a wide range of purchase orders, contain part purchase orders and even have a mix of goods from different suppliers. Booking these goods into stock needs to be achieved quickly and accurately. Mobile Container Goods In allows users to accurately book in stock from a container by quickly identifying the relevant purchase order lines for the container being received.
Put Away Bins
The Mobile Put Away module is for companies that use a specific location or bin/s to initially book stock into, enabling them to quickly receive goods and get them booked onto their system, before then moving the stock from this holding location into the correct bins within the warehouse. Managing goods receipt in this way provides more structure and enables the whole process to be efficiently handled, making stock quickly available for picking and despatch, whilst also ensuring full batch and serial traceability is maintained.
The Mobile Shipping module enables users to ship goods, providing faster and more efficient ways of handling picking and despatch operations. Once configured, when a user has completed a pick on the Mobile Device and sends this back to the main system, the order is Auto Shipped, required documentation printed, invoice generation requested and any courier integration associated with the delivery is also handled.
Average Time Countdown
This fantastic feature provides OrderWise Mobile WMS Device users with picker performance monitoring and targeting to help achieve a consistent level of productivity from warehouse staff as well as a way to identify potential efficiency issues within operations. The concept of this functionality is to provide businesses with a way of accurately measuring and analysing the performance of individual pickers as they move between bins and gather the stock for their picks. This detailed information can then be used to create target times which can be displayed on a users Mobile Device, counting down the time expected for them to reach the next bin from which they need to pick. Although activating the on screen countdown timer is optional, it provides pickers with a guide to their targeted levels of productivity and helps maintain a consistent picking speed, increasing efficiency and order throughput within the warehouse.
Mobile WMS Device users can see all bins that contain a certain item by using the variant check option as well as checking, moving and emptying bins by utilising the relevant module.
By continuously introducing new developments to our Mobile WMS Devices, OrderWise has helped users to eliminate almost all paper documents used within the warehouse as well as further improving the accuracy, efficiency and productivity of all standard tasks and procedures.
Hands On Demonstrations
The best way to really appreciate the huge benefits in productivity, efficiency and accuracy that the OrderWise Mobile WMS Devices can deliver along with how simple and user friendly they are for staff is to try them in action. We have a dedicated training warehouse here at OrderWise, fully stocked and set up to provide a practical demonstration of all the features of the devices. Whether an existing customer or looking into OrderWise for the first time, contact us today to arrange a Mobile WMS Device demonstration in our warehouse.
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