This article is about the basic overview of the warehouse management module of Dynamics 365Finance and Operations. To create a stand let’s start from simple to moving towards the complex.
What is Warehouse Management?
Warehouse management is the content of several processes that allow organizations to control and administer warehouse operations from the time goods or materials inwards a warehouse until they dispatch.
For example, warehouse management can provide visibility into an organization’s inventory at any moment, and location whether material or goods lying on the shop floor or is in transit by a warehouse worker.
The warehouse management module is available by recognizing all the major and minor aspects of the industry which can streamline supply chain management. Moreover, it is completely integrated with other modules like sales, purchase, manufacturing, quality, and transportation.
The capability of advance warehousing in with compare to basic warehousing:
Out of box mobile application with the help of advanced warehouse management module
Palletized inventory with the use of a license plate
Inventory properties controlled by inventory status
Enhanced and detail order picking, packing, receiving, and shipping process
Barcode/QR code label generation & scanning capability of inbuilt warehousing mobile application
Enhanced cycle counting
Capacity tracking and auto-suggestion of inventory locations
Use of Zone and Zone groups to track inventory based on the physical properties of products
Features of Advance Warehouse management:
Inventory and tracking movement with barcode scanning help optimization to make sure that entry time can reduce material movement. However, it is suitable where automation is required through which human intervention may reduce. Pick and pack are related to the dispatch process in which inventory is out of premises either for selling to a customer or transferring it to other premises. In advanced warehouse management, one can generate work orders for picking and packing. Each work order can assign to a warehouse worker who will complete the specific tasks. Shipping is more specific to the customer side, in WMS one can prepare a shipment doing a combination of multiple sales orders. Shipment documents like packing slip, bill of lading, ASN, etc. can be used as per business standards. One can generate shipment against sales orders and transfer orders.
Label generation at the time of various inventory transactions like purchase receiving, production output booking, sales dispatch, etc Receiving is applicable to purchase and in-house production processes, storing location at the default location and transferring it to a storage location. In WMS one can set storage location or fixed location product-wise, material category wise, variants wise.
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