Support for high-capacity storage
Define a storage structure
To prepare the system for storage, you must define a system structure that reflects the actual organization of the storage space. This structure should be hierarchical, allowing for the correct location of resources and consist of the following elements, supported by the system:
Warehouse space management
With the system it is possible to manage all processes necessary for the proper functioning of the warehouse, including activities requiring very advanced logistics processes, such as cross-docking. Cross-docking functionality is a way to save time and effort by directing inventory from the receipt zone to shipment without placing inventory in stock. Cross-docking requires precise synchronization of all deliveries, both internal and external, so that resources are at the place of transhipment at a specific time; resources are not stored in this model, which reduces storage costs.
Division of storage into zones
To efficiently handle warehouse processes, divide the warehouse into functional zones, best reflecting the most important processes to be performed:
- reception zone
- cross-docking zone
- storage zone
- completion zone
Advanced warehouse operations support
Warehouse processes can be integrated with barcode readers with ADCS. It is also possible to record inventory locks of items with quality defects.
Warehouse classes, storage priorities, special equipment
WMS’s functionality allows you to define warehouse classes that provide the right way to store inventory under different conditions, as well as repackage inventory collected in larger units of measure into smaller ones.
You can handle all inventory operations on the go, such as receipts, shipments, and offsets. This can significantly increase storage efficiency and reduce process duration.
Optimizing the use of storage space with container replenishment
To make the most of the storage space, the company needs a tool to automatically detect unused space in containers and calculate the amount needed to completely fill the container. At the same time, such a tool can also suggest where to get supplies and update the status of the container. For this type of needs, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central offers a Offset Journal.
Full inventory support
At any time it is possible to verify the data registered in the system with the facts. In the case of High Storage Warehouse, it is particularly helpful to use barcodes and labels that significantly shorten and facilitate the inventory process.
Records of internal warehouse operations (in-store logistics)
All activities within the warehouse are recorded in the system, which creates detailed records of documents and actions taken, such as internal receipt (CP), internal issue (RW), as well as the history of downloads, put-aways, returns, transfers, and additions. The system also creates inventory records.