AbakusWMS Warehouse Management System
AbakusWMS is a warehouse management system that provides market leading productivity for warehouses. AbakusWMS suits all types of warehouses, from wholesale distribution centers to material warehouses of production plants. It is designed to optimize all aspects of warehousing, maximizing the service quality with significantly lowered costs.
AbakusWMS Solution provides transparency and visibility on the warehouse-floor processes eliminating errors and resource consuming processes. It easily resides on top of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP) and controls all aspects of performing a work task from the initial business transaction to the final reporting and analysis.
AbakusWMS optimizes product placement and order grouping in real time to maximize warehousing
Processes from inbound to outbound can be configuredeasily to meet varying business needs from distribution centers to material warehouses of production plants.
Productivity & Shipping AccuracyEasy-to-use mobility and voice control enables productivity improvements from 15%-35% with 100% shipping accuracy.
Process quality & efficiency
The solution focuses on work process quality and
effectiveness, with significantly reduced
Enables over 50% reduction of the pass-through time in reception, reducing
requirement of extra inventory.
Agile all-in-voice warehouse processes
Warehouse processes from inbound to
outbound can be performed with voice control
or/and using tablets or handheld devices.
Typically, voice is the most productive technology for full time piece picking operations, since it leaves the pickers with both hands free for moving goods. Voice option provides exceptional accuracy levels based on the use of location check digits. Usage of handheld devices is an excellent alternative in cases where the picking process involves constant scanning of barcodes (such as verifying serial numbers) or if the operators must frequently be able to switch between picking and other warehouse operations during the work shift.
Auto-grouper and picking area split features
updated all the time, which makes operating the whole warehouse smooth and accurate.
Cycle counting inventory
AbakusWMS optimizes warehousing by providing location management, static and dynamic put-away strategies, ABC analysis, automated multi-order picking, automated work queue management, task priorization and much more out-of-the-box. It is the best match for implementing modern warehousing on top of a standard ERP system. As all warehousing management and optimization is handled by AbakusWMS, it also expands the life cycle of the ERP to meet the evolving demands of tomorrow’s logistics.
Some key AbakusWMS benefits are described below.
|Business need||ERP in warehousing||AbakusWMS|
Labor costs represent 50% of total costs in warehousing. The biggest potential in cost reduction is to improve human work productivity.
Goods receiving is done by registering each purchase order via computer or handheld device directly into ERP.
No workflow optimization, no human work productivity gains.
AbakusWMS is the only all-in-voice WMS in the market. In addition to handhelds, tablets and forklift computers all tasks can be executed with pure voice recognition. The concept supports hands-free-eyes-free operations, providing maximized productivity.
|Dynamic product placement is required to maximize picking productivity and to optimize warehouse space utilization.||Product placement is based on static pick/reserve locations.|
Unnecessary product transfers are needed when business requirements change.
|AbakusWMS supports both static and dynamic product placement. The
desired strategy can be set per product, giving flexibility to meet
varying business needs.|
AbakusWMS ABC-analysis is based on the quantity of pick events. It therefore uses the most accurate data available to optimize product placements and picking strategies.
task grouping and allocation is the biggest single source for
productivity improvements. Moving operators to release bottleneck areas
should be easy and flexible.||Orders are allocated to operators manually.|
Lack of task management results in poor human work productivity and high personnel costs.
|AbakusWMS has a powerful rule-based auto-grouper that can be configured
directly from the management view; meeting varying business needs is
flexible and fast.|
AbakusWMS splits orders to area specific sub tasks, allocates them into desired work queues and combines orders to optimal multi-order tasks – all automatically.
|Modern warehousing is a data driven
service business; delivery tracking, lot tracing and adding value via
customer specific services bring new competitive edge against
traditional box moving business.||Necessary base data such as LOT numbers and serial numbers are collected manually, creating significant labor overhead|
Tracing locations for LOT numbers, serial numbers and products that are pre-allocated to orders is not supported.
|AbakusWMS support FIFO/FEFO, LOT and serial number handling out-of-the-box.|
AbakusWMS provides market leading productivity improvement to standard warehouse processes. It is designed to upgrade warehousing from box moving into modern service business.
|Managing and correcting warehouse stock balances is a mandatory routine. Cycle counting is a time and resource consuming process.||Yearly cycle counting procedure of the whole warehouse should be executed on a specified day.|
Planned cycle counting process causes significant personnel costs and delivery stoppages.
|AbakusWMS provides several options for cycle counting: managed cycle counting using a pre-created cycle counting task (stock list); spontaneous cycle counting when the operator performs an ad-hoc counting procedure for a single location; or balance query operation to enhance the warehouse operators’ daily operation.|
Possibility to do cycle counting in a warehouse location when processing orders reduces the need to organize expensive planned cycle counting events.