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Functional Overview

Oracle Warehouse Management System

Agenda

What is Warehousing?
Warehouse is a commercial building for storage of goods
Warehouses are used by most manufacturers, wholesalers, distribution
centers, 3PL operators etc.
Warehouse is primarily made up of the following:
People
Shipping Area
Receiving Area
Material Handling Equipment
Processing Area
Inventory
Warehouse primarily provides the following benefits:
Supply & Demand Coordination
Storage of manufacturing components & finished goods to assist
production processes
Kitting, Packing & Labeling Services
Warehousing is the methodology employed to maintain a warehouse

Activities / Functions in a Warehousing?

Internal
Inbound

Outbound
Processing

Purchases
Customer Returns
Transfers
Outside Processing

Pick
Pack
Inspection
Count

Assembly
Storage
Move
Replenish

Customer Shipments
Vendor Returns
Transfers
Outside Processing

Challenges in Traditional Warehousing Activities


Stockroom congestion
Inefficient data transfer
Misplaced Inventory
Difficulty with receiving
Inaccurate performance reporting

Poor inventory records


Cumbersome Inventory Transactions
Tracking of Serialized Components
Stock Count & Inventory Adjustments

What is required?
A solution to optimize operations at warehouse facilities
A system to manage space, equipment, people & inventory efficiently
A flexible real time solution to manage complex & ever changing challenges
in warehouse operations.
A system by which customers receive what they want, when and where they
want it

Definition of WMS?
A Software to integrate mechanical & human performed activities
An information systems to manage warehouse business processes &
activities
WMS packages generally support RF communications, real-time data
transfer, and ID technologies (bar codes, RFID, etc)

WMS Features
Supply Chain
Inventory
Management

Inbound
Logistics

# Receiving
# Incoming
Inspection
# Directed put
away
# Cross docking
# Label Printing

Storage and
Facility
Management

# LPN
Management
# Stock rotation
policies
# Task assignment
# Cycle Counting
# Physical
Inventory
# Replenishment

Manufacturing

# Mfg Component
Picking
# Mfg Assly
Completion & Put
Away
# All WIP
transactions

Outbound
Logistics

# Pick
Release
# LPN
Consolidation
# LPN Packing
# Dock Door
Appointments
# Shipping
methodologies

Reverse
Logistics

# Return Material
Authorization
# Return to
Vendor
# Refurbishment
and Recycling

WMS Integration Points


Order Mgt

Receiving

Receipts

Manuf.

Issues

Pick
Release

Completions

Inventory

Quality

Costing

Putaway
Returns

Shipments

Shipping

Oracle
WMS

Enable Integrated Enterprise


Built-In, Not Bolt-On Functionality

Procurement

Manufacturing

Fulfillment

Eliminate
Integration efforts
Reduce Cost and
Complexity

MSCA &
Warehouse
Management

Reduce Risk and


Upgrade Issues
Eliminate Problems
with Reconciliation

Service

Finance

Planning

Simplify Support

Improve Warehouse Mgmt Functions


Warehouse Efficiency
Worker Productivity

Resource Utilization

Inventory Utilization

Automate Warehouse
Processes
Optimize Task
Assignments
Reduce Worker
Travel Time

Optimize Total
Warehouse Space
Maximize Use of
Equipment
Optimally Locate
Inventory to Reduce
Travel Time

Reduce Inventory
Carrying Costs
Streamline
Material Flow
Reduce Inventory
Obsolescence
Automate
Replenishment

> Warehouse Labor Hours


> Total Inventory

> On time Deliveries


> Improved Capacity Utilization

Key enabler - LPN

Containers
LPNs

PO Receipts into LPN


Groups
Inspection of Receipts LPN based
Putaway to Warehouse Location using LPN
Unpack LPN at Putaway (Deliver) transaction
WIP Component Issue using LPN
WIP Completion into LPN and putaway into designated Location
Use of LPN in Outbound transaction
LPN Consolidation

of Items

Barcode & License Plate # Support


Multiple Packages
and Products

Single Unique Number


for All Information

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Barcode Support
Automatically Track All
Related Product Information
Capture All Information
with a Single Scan

Reduces Cycle Time &


Improves Accuracy

Container and LPN* Support


Supports Infinite Nesting Levels
Perform Complex Moves via a Single Scan
Fully Integrated with ASNs

Improves Efficiency,
Accuracy, and Tracking
*License Plate Number

Key enabler WMS rules

Material Allocations
for Picking
Issue to WIP Jobs using FIFO

Label Printing
PO receiving

Inspection
WIP Completion

Put Away Locations


PO Receipts Putaway
WIP Completion Putaway

Cost
Groups

Optional

Task Type
Assignments
WIP Picking

Cycle Count

Rules-Driven Processes
Flexibly Meet Needs without Customization

Transaction
(e.g. Pick)

User Defined
Strategies & Rules

(e.g. > 30 Days Shelf Life)

Suggestions
(e.g. LPNs
or Locators)

Support for: Directed Picking, Directed Put-away,


Tasks Assignment, Costing, Labeling
Eliminates customizations

Improves ROI and


ongoing support

Supports common tool


with examples
Easily changed and evolved

Accelerates implementation
Increases long-term flexibility

Key enabler - MSCA


Enables users to perform common warehouse & shop
floor transactions through Radio frequency (RF)
devices
Transactions can be carried out on these wireless
devices at the point of use

Advantages of MSCA
Real time transaction processing
Improved data accuracy
Increased mobility and convenience

Oracle Mobile Applications Architecture

Application /
Data Base

SQL
Net

RF Device

RF Base
Station
(Router)

Mobile
Transaction
Server

LAN or WAN

Telnet over TCP/IP

Automated Task Dispatching


Assign tasks to the optimal, qualified resource and send them
directly to that users RF device.
Eliminates manual, parallel systems
Correctly matches skills and equipment to tasks
Minimizes travel time
Move
Orders
Line 1
Line 2
Line 3
...

Task
Queue
Task 1
Task 2
Task 3
...

Advanced Materials Management


Material Status
Lifecycle status of an Item instance (Serial) or Item lot
e.g. Raw, Immature, Rework, Used, ...
Can control which transactions are valid
Additional to Item Type which is for whole product

Sub-lot support (split and merge)


Lot and Serial Genealogy
Lot and Serial Attributes

Lot Attributes
Provides additional information about a specific lot
Lot Expiry Date is one of the attribute
Some of the most notable lot attributes are
Country of Origin
Grade
Best by Date

Attributes are optional and can be used for a item / category


depending on business needs
Can allow free form data entry or can be validated against value
set

Serial Attributes
Provides additional information about a specific serial
Most notable serial attribute is (for eg)
New or Refurbished
Attributes are optional and can be used for a item / category
depending on business needs
Can allow free form data entry or can be validated against value
set

Automated Compliance Labeling


Meet Customer Specific Requirements
Support Numerous Types and Variations of Labels
LPN, LPN content, LPN summary, material, serial, location,
shipping, shipping contents, WIP contents

Flexible to Meet Your Business Needs


Design and rendering choices
Highly flexible configuration
Adapts to changing
requirements

Data Transmitted via XML


directly to printer or via
middleware of choice

Print at the Right Time in the Correct Format

Cross-Dock and Direct Ship


Selectively Accelerate Warehouse Material Flow
Cross-Dock

Receive

Inspect

Deliver

Put-Away

Inventory

Direct Receipt

Configurable flows
Express ASN receipt
Cross-docking
Express picks & load
Direct ship

Pick
Release

Pick

Drop

Direct Ship

Adjust implementation to

business
Accelerate receiving process
Reduce handling and inventory
Increase operator efficiency
Support lean mfg processes

Ship

Performance Management Tools


Proactively Manage Warehouse Performance
View current status, perform transactions and calculate
availability via Materials Workbench

Monitor and refine facility activity via Control Board


Provide real-time status
with active alerts and
notification messaging

Handle last minute

changes with
workflow exceptions

Keep key personnel

informed with multiple


reporting options

Mobile User Interface (Character Based / GUI)

Few R12 features


Distributed WMS
User Extensible Label Fields
WCB enhancements Manage tasks as groups, Queue a group tasks to role or user task type,
Manage tasks zones, Cancel tasks,

LPN Visibility in Shipping Execution -

ensures that LPNs in WMS and Shipping are


unique and auto generation is supported in WMS and Shipping using the same organization level
parameters

Labour Management -

amount of time that specific events Vs benchmark for employees


to measure productivity. warehouse manager to compare expected to actual times taken to
perform work, forecast the amount of labor required and optimize labor usage

Locator Alias
Multi Delivery Consolidation
Planned Cross-Docking set crossdock criteria identify crossdocking opportunities in the
warehouse by comparing expected receipts and outbound shipments

Locator Inquiry

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