Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)
Manage your warehouse with Microsoft Dynamics® NAV ERP...
As experts in business software, with a team of Warehousing specialists, Dynamics Consultants provides a wide range of fully integrated solutions for managing your warehouse. Based on Microsoft Dynamics NAV, a fully integrated ERP solution, we utilise the inventory and warehousing modules to bring you a powerful and flexible warehousing solution fully integrated with financials.
Easily keep track of your stock items using the comprehensive Inventory Management tools in Dynamics NAV with setup to specify unit of measures, costing method, inventory posting group, unit cost and price, and a whole range of other features. Integrated with the General Ledger G/L and with the posting processes, the inventory management module permits for a high level of automation, allowing you to focus your time on managing the warehouse.
Manage Item Vendor Prices
Item purchase costs can be managed at vendor level with special pricing and discount agreements per vendor. Keep track of additional cost components such as freight and insurance (Landed Cost) with Item Charges. Item substitutions allow you to link similar items to cover stock shortages. The Standard Cost Worksheet helps with managing costs by allowing updates without immediate changes to the system.
Easily set up and maintain your bins by defining both the layout of your warehouse and dimensions of your racks, columns and shelves; set up and maintain your planning parameters by defining the limitations and characteristics of each bin. Using this you can optimize space usage and the picking process, either manually or using the opimising report.
Items can be configured to allow you to manage and track stock based on serial number and/or lot numbers. Assigning serial and lot numbers can be manual or automatic. Expiry dates can be assigned at serial and/or lot level if required. It is possible to track items inbound, outbound or throughout their complete lifecycle within your organisation; examples of this are in the pharmaceutical industry where full traceability is usually required. For other industries, only outbound tracking of serial/lot number is required. NAV can manage this at the item level.
Make sales and purchase budgets, fully integrated with Microsoft Excel, allowing you to gain information about future expected demand, aiding purchasing and logistics. Track performance by calculating the variance between the budgeted and actual figures.
Cycle Counting is a basic method of verifying inventory record data used to maintain and improve inventory accuracy. The Cycle counting can be set up on either an item or SKU level.
Reduce excess inventory, minimise stock-outs and produce orders using the integrated NetStock solution or the new integration with Microsoft’s Cortana Intelligence. Using a sophisticated forecast engine, every item gets a forecast based on historical data and forecast budgets. Allowing you to adjust the forecasts based on market conditions, you can make changes on a global level or to individual items.
Setting stocking policies will help to balance service level for customers and make savings on working capital.
Make the process of requisition management easy with a wide range of tools to help automation and provision of useful data.
Using the sales budgets to provide information for purchasing and logistics, calculate the future expected demand by creating item budgets. Integration with Microsoft Excel allows easy import and export of data into the system for manipulation of the figures whilst planning. Calculate the variance based on actual figures to reduce under and over stocking. For stock with expiry dates these can be set up based on item tracking codes based for serial or lot numbers.
The requisition worksheet allows you to automate the supply planning process. Based on an item’s current and future demand and availability, as well as parameters such as reorder points, minimum and maximum order quantities and lead times, the system will generate suggestions for your replenishment based on wide range of parameters which can be set up at item level, including:
- Item current and future demand
- Item availability and lead time
- Reorder Points
- Safety Stock
- Minimum and maximum order quantities
Using a graphical overview, the user can then change the plan with an overview of the planning impact. From the requisition worksheet Purchase Orders can be automatically created, massively reducing the time required and workload on the purchaser.
Automatically classify your contacts based on various performance criteria. Manage your suppliers based on simple reporting to allow you to get the most out of your purchasing.
Item Wizard Functionality
Create items quickly by using the item wizard. This functionality provides a template item setup that allows you to enter details in a number of optional and mandatory fields.
Manage Shipments and Receipts
Manage stock coming and going in your warehouses, as well as moving items within the warehouses, by using a fully integrated system that helps to boost efficiency whilst saving you time.
Receive and Put Away
The fully integrated system allows warehouses to receive goods, as well as enabling warehouse workers to create a put away from the released order. To enable ease of use, Put Away is managed from a separate user interface when receiving items in an order-by-order environment. The system also allows for cross-docking to help reduce storage requirements.
Directed Put-Aways allow you to maximize the potential capacity of the warehouse by allocating stock to specific bins in the warehouse.
Manage your inventory across production plants, distribution centres, warehouses, show rooms, etc. including in-transit locations.
Internal Picks and Put Aways
Create pick and put-away orders for internal use without requiring a source order or sales order. This allows you to move stock, such as for testing or to put away production output, without the requirement for setting up lots of transactions against the General Ledger.
Specify a list of sellable items, raw materials, subassemblies and/or resources as an Assembly Bill of Materials that comprises a finished item or a kit. Use assembly orders to replenish assembly items, to stock or capture the customer’s special requirements to the kit’s bill of materials directly from the sales quote, blanket, and order line in the assembly-to-order processes.
Pick Items with Warehouse Instructions
Pick items with accuracy using the various WMS features. Create picking lists according to put away templates. Picking is based on zone and bin rankings. Warehouse workers are able to create a pick from the shipment. The Warehouse Shipment is managed from a separate user interface when shipping items in a multi-order environment.
QR Code and Barcode Scanning
The Mobile WMS (Warehouse Management Solution) is designed to integrate mobile barcoding functionality with Microsoft Dynamics NAV. This allows warehouse employees to process orders with an increased level of accuracy.
- Works online and offline
- Increase accuracy and productivity
- Handheld devices with graphical interface
- Easy to use and configurable on a user level
- Scan a variety of barcode formats
- Remote Support of Device
To see more about barcode scanning solutions for warehouse management, please see our dedicated page:
Managing deliveries, dispatch and shipping can be a time consuming process due to the manual nature of the tasks involved. There are many opportunities throughout the shipping process for a wide range of operational and human errors to occur. We can integrate your Dynamics NAV ERP system with your courier to eliminate these errors, as well as saving time and reducing the cost of the shipping process.
Our expert team of developers connect Dynamics NAV with the courier’s Application Programming Interface (API). This means that parcel numbers, labels and documents are all automatically produced against shipments, where possible. The system will also calculate the cost of delivery based on the weight of the order and update the appropriate records. Depending on the courier, we can also add an interface to include information such as the number of packages, proof of delivery requirement and special delivery instructions.
To find out more about courier integration with warehouse management, please see our dedicated page:
Automatic scanning and archiving of documents, such as orders and invoices, allows improved efficiency and accuracy of handling documents. Electronic document storage also reduces - and in some cases, removes - the requirement for document storage facilities. This not only increases space and reduces the cost associated with storing the documents, but also helps with reducing the carbon footprint, reducing the cost of maintaining ISO 14000 for Environmental Management. Our range of solutions allow batch scanning of documents against multiple records, massively reducing the time required to manage warehouse paperwork.
High Levels of Quality Control to Meet ISO9001 Regulations...
Assess and record quality metrics with the fully integrated quality management module. With a full range of features this solution allows your business to turn your quality management procedures from just another task to a selling point for the company:
- Quality samples in purchasing, production, assembly. Determine a sample size and inspect sample as per specification
- Register issues from a project or customer complaint
- Flexible quality sample size allows tailoring to your business requirement
- Define a measurement on any table to tailor check sheets to your business process
- Automatically determine sample size. Calculation based on the Acceptable Quality Levels (AQL) method where the results of the sample inspection is applied to the complete lot
- User definable check sheets. Create Questions and Answers to be completed at measurement time. Set target values to determine Accepted or Rejected
- Quality management lets you track and report on critical data from the samples you take in receiving or at other process steps to quantify the level of quality your vendors deliver
To find out more about the full set of quality management features please see the dedicated quality page.
Using a fully integrated system with a full range of reporting features allows you to gain insight into your business performance. Coupled with a more efficient and automated set of tasks, you will be able to transfer your workload from trying to keep up with the paperwork to streamlining the business.
Set up and use analysis views to analyse General Ledger transactions per dimension and combine dimensions as you want using customizable analytic views. At a click of a button, Dynamics NAV has hundreds of standard reports covering typical business requirements; these reports include Intrastat for reporting EC Sales.
Within the data, it is easy to turn the figures into a chart using the various fields and dimensions to give you meaningful analysis. If you would prefer you can export the data directly to Microsoft Excel.
With a fully integrated ERP system with WMS, quantity and cost records of the posted transactions are stored in the inventory ledger, which is the basis for inventory valuation and other costing calculations. This integration reduces the work required for reporting and improves visibility.
A fully integrated system allows the company to make business decisions based on every area of the company. With seasonal data, customer management with expected orders and market data, there is a lot of information available to make those decisions. With Cortana Intelligence you can use machine learning and Power BI reporting to indicate future requirements of stock.
The Integrated Solution
Save time and achieve more with an integrated system that automates tasks so you can concentrate on making important business decisions.
Manage your business with Microsoft Dynamics NAV
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Find Out How We Can Help You With Your Warehousing Requirements
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