FidaWare WMS contains all of the tools needed for efficient warehouse operation and management. The aim is to maintain the desired service level while minimising operation costs.
By accelerating inventory turnaround, real-time warehouse management reduces the amount of capital tied up in storage.
FidaWare WMS flexibly manages basic warehouse data such as product, location, and batch details. It efficiently controls and optimises all major warehouse processes and ensures error-free deliveries that are traceable along the entire intralogistics supply chain. Furthermore, FidaWare WMS optimises order-picking by making use of ERP data.
Versatile, up-to-date warehouse management – the core of efficient intralogistics
User-friendly graphical tools
FidaWare includes intuitive graphical tools for modelling the physical environment – for example, the reception area, warehouse, order-picking routes, shipping bays, outdoor facilities, and production spaces. In addition to easy facility management, visualisations can be used for displaying specific information such as the location of a product along the picking route. The graphical user interface offers various search functions and warehouse management functions.
Easy reception of goods
Flexibility is the key at a warehouse that receives goods from highly varied sources, be they production facilities, other storage locations, or external suppliers. The system’s intelligent reception management is based on advance information pertaining to orders and shipments. Alternatively, reception data can be copied manually from the accompanying paper documents.
FidaWare WMS guides reception inspections, quality monitoring, and the actions that may be initiated on the basis of these. Optionally, incoming goods are labelled and their storage locations are optimised by the system. The software updates the ERP system with the daily balance information in real time.
Smart and efficient product shelving
FidaWare WMS facilitates the immediate shelving of products after reception, without temporary storage. The assignment of item locations within the warehouse is governed by user-defined criteria such as weight, volume, shelf height, and sell-by date. Placement can also be demand-based (that is, use ‘ABC’ classification). Storage locations can be static or dynamic, active or reserved.
An optimised shelving routine helps to avoid unnecessary internal movements, reduce errors, improve efficiency, and generate significant savings.
Shipping area management and loading
The shipping area is managed with FidaWare WMS’s graphical tools. Functions include real-time management of product and data flows, generation of loading instructions and freight documents, and the control of other shipping-related activities (such as quality control). FidaWare WMS also guides loading operations, ensuring that pallets are loaded and unloaded in reverse order.
FidaWare WMS offers continuous inventory: the system keeps stock information up to date without interrupting warehouse operations. An up-to-date inventory prevents merchants from missing sales and helps to ensure the satisfaction of end customers.
Cross-docking means taking goods directly from reception to the shipping bay, avoiding unnecessary handling in the warehouse.
It can be either pre-planned or situation-based. Situation-based cross-docking is performed as part of warehouse operations in order to balance outgoing orders and incoming volumes. Immediately upon arrival, the incoming goods are transported to the shipping area; there is no intermediate storage.
Pre-planned cross-docking is a steady link between incoming and outgoing goods flows. The process is defined in advance and guides warehouse or terminal operations. The supplier compiles, packs, and labels the shipments on the basis of end customers’ individual orders but sends them all together to the buyer (either to the reception area or directly to the shipping bay). Without intermediate storage, the bulk shipment is then split into its individual items, which are shipped out to the end customers.
Service warehousing functions
The versatile FidaWare WMS warehouse management solution can easily be supplemented with dedicated service warehousing functions. Applying user-defined parameters, these functions generate auxiliary (e.g., event-based) invoicing data, thus enabling the warehouse operator to create and offer various added-value services. Here are a few examples:
Management of several owners’ goods under the same roof
Customer-specific additional services such as bespoke packaging, storage, assembly, and labelling.
An extranet portal that allows customers of logistics operators to monitor the movements of their goods in the warehouse or place orders
HRS management and visualisation
FidaWare includes visualisation and content-analysis tools for high-bay storage systems. The graphical user interface provides the user with a quick, intuitive overview of the warehouse situation. Daily routines are sped up and simplified via time-saving pre-programmed auxiliary functions, and even exceptional situations become considerably easier to handle.
Featuring standardised interfaces, the high-rise storage module can be integrated not only with other FidaWare components but also with existing warehouse automation systems.