What is e-city stock and how do you provide warehouse management services?
eCity Stock serves
as the hub of Slingshots integrated supply chain management solution
providing global supply chain visibility, inventory valuation, tracking
and transaction control across multiple warehouses and organizations.
Add other eCity distribution and financial applications for a complete
supply chain solution.
Balances are kept by location and as needed, by lot#, serial #, asset #, expiration date, condition and owner. Condition codes can be assigned manually or by a warehouse process (e.g. inspection). Lot characteristics can be recorded as well (potency, test results). Optional bar code identification enhances efficiency and accuracy. Bar codes can be applied to inventory or containers. RFID tags are supported as well. Confirm receipt or shipment by moving tagged units through a reader cell.
Tasks can be system generated or user directed. Tasks completion can be reported on a browser (paper based) or on a wireless PDA or radio frequency terminal.
A pick locator
facility selects inventory to pick. Options allow you to:
A put away locator selects warehouse locations for put away. Options allow you to:
- verify dimensional
and reports are provided allowing you to continuously, measure supplier
delivery, product quality, on time shipping and labor performance. Compare
your inventory investment to service levels provided. Set process improvement
goals. All reports are developed using Business Objects Crystal Reports
toolset and can be easily tailored.
Processing options are summarized below
- build kits
- build loads or
- wall to wall
Inventory Valuation / Financial Integration
Every change to on-hand inventory is logged, and inventory transactions are valued automatically. LIFO, FIFO, Standard Cost, Replacement Cost and Average Cost valuation methods are supported. Costed transactions are passed directly to your accounting system.
Labor Reporting and Analysis
A worker identifier and time stamp is recorded with each task. This information is used to provide a Labor Analysis report. This report measures productivity for each worker over a period of time. Measures are provided for pick, put, count and replenishment tasks.
Automatic Tracking of Reusable Containers
Reusable packaging is automatically tracked with its contents. When the package is empty the system continues to track it. For example, If you receive a spool with 1500 foot of cable and issue the cable, the empty spool remains. When picking, you can pick up the spool or, pick the cable and leave the spool. You can also put cable back on an empty spool.
eCity Buy allows you to strengthen supplier relationships, negotiate favorable contracts, and reduce purchasing costs. Purchase order entry is simple and quick. Entry tools allow you to order a standard kit, access a catalog, use a shopping list or copy an order. Pricing, accounting, freight and tax calculations are automatic.
Use the Internet
to integrate purchasing processes with your suppliers. Create a master
Request For Quotation and automatically email it to a bid
list. Create a supplier portal, register new suppliers and accept bids.
Use the punch out feature to access supplier websites and
find, select, and configure goods for purchase. Check availability,
request a quotation, review supplier catalogs all without leaving the
purchasing application. eMail purchasing documents to contacts at a
supplier location. Use eCity Connecttm for real time connections via
XML based messaging. Implement integrated Internet Sourcing and watch
prices and purchasing lead times drop.
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