The RIC Group participated in CeMAT 2018 on the Cipherlab stand. The exhibition ran for three full days from July 24th to July 26th. We were able to exhibit our Warehouse Management Solution and capabilities to a domestic and international audience.
It was a fantastic opportunity to see the latest industry innovations and to exchange ideas and insights on the warehouse of the future.
Our WMS has now been released with its latest feature of receiving for production for SAP Business One users. This allows users now to use the Warehouse Management Solution to capture the receipt for production as soon as the goods come off the production line. As soon as the user captures the quantity they can press complete and it will create the receipt to production within SAP Business One.
One of the biggest advantages with using our WMS for capturing each receipt for production there is a date and time stamp. Power BI can then be used to capture important KPI reports such as many pallets off one line has been produced for a day or how many receipt for productions have been captured by a user.
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Chromagen, a pioneer in the production of solar water solutions has a long history of innovation and excellence.
Prior to The RIC Group’s WMS, the growing picking operation was run through a legacy system which relied on a lot manual processes and did not have any integration with SAP Business One.
Chromagen continues to grow the business by increasing the volume of work via existing and new customers. The increase work meant finding an alternative to a separate scanning solution without integration to SAP Business One. After looking at the market place, The RIC Group was identified as an industry-respected solution.
The RIC Group’s Warehouse Management solution (WMS) is able to track products as they enter the warehouse and scan and automate picking to speed up the overall fulfilment process. A great competitive advantage The RIC Group offered over the other solutions was it was organic with SAP Business One. Allowing Chromagen to use Pick Pack Manager to release Sales Orders, using the bin structure within SAP Business One. All information such as serial numbers captured by the WMS is sent straight into SAP Business One and the delivery document is automatically created.
Dov from Chromagen states “One of the key reasons for implementing The RIC Group’s WMS solution was to attain high levels of accuracy. We now have that and it means we know exactly what has been picked and what we have left. We also required some customisations to handle the serialisation complexity and they were able to deliver.”
A big plus with the The RIC Group has been their prompt support and willingness to help says Dov. Because of their prompt and timely support Dov said he would always be happy to recommend The RIC Group to any customer who is looking for a WMS.
Our Warehouse Management Solution has now been released with the feature of Goods Issue and Goods Receipt for SAP Business One users.
With the Inventory Tab the users can now have the features of Stock Adjustments In and Stock Adjustments Out. The flexibility we have added is the ability for the user to select the different General Ledger accounts which are setup in SAP Business One.
Once the user completes the Stock Adjustment In or Stock Adjustment Out using the Warehouse Management Solution and press complete it will go and automatically create the Goods Issue or Goods Receipt in SAP Business One.
With the functions as well the user can add multiple products to the one Goods Issue or Goods Receipt. They can also select different GL accounts for each product line in the Goods Issue or Goods Receipt.
The RIC Group's WMS has the feature of Transport & Logistics which adheres to the GS-1 guidelines. This allows our customers to pack pallets into a shipment and consignment for Export orders.
Recording and monitoring the movement of logistic units is an essential part of supply chain management. Logistics labels help to track logistic units. Companies often need to label and re-label logistic units at each stop on the way of their destination.
Customers will need the ability to print SSCC labels for the pallet which is the recommended logistic label. There are really two pallets which you can have which is the homogeneous pallet and mixed pallet. SSCC is a unique identification of a logistics unit. Value for the lifetime of that unit to only be used for material handling.
For a Warehouse Management Solution to handle the requirement of export orders it will need to handle the pick and pack phase. Once the pack phase is completed the WMS will need to capture the container numbers each pallet is being packed into and then capture the Shipment number and also the consignment number. For one shipment there can be multiple containers.
Shipment represents the end-to-end delivery of goods between supplier and customer. The Global Shipment Identification Number (GSIN) is a number that identifies a shipment and is assigned by the seller of goods. There is also a GINC standard as well.
Our WMS allows the user to pack the pallets into a number of containers. With each container there is a different seal number as well.
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Here is a link to the GS1 Identification Keys in Transport and Logistics.
The RIC Group's Warehouse Management System is now available in Spanish. All the features of pick and pack, receiving and put-away, stock lookup, bin transfers and stocktaking are all available in Spanish. With our customers using Power BI for dashboards and intelligence reports our WMS is a complete solution for Supply Chain requirements.
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The answer is simple - agility. A warehouse management system (WMS) that has the power, functionality, configurability, and adaptability to meet not only today's needs, but also unforeseen changes as your business grows is imperative in today's competitive business environment.
The RIC Group's WMS is an advanced, real-time WMS which leverages technology to support personalisation within the warehouse operation. Our WMS being a best-of-breed WMS incorporates and supports visibility across the extended supply chain, enabling proactive disruption management and continuous adaptation to change.
Our WMS will streamline your processes to achieve the primary mission of distribution and manufacturing companies. Delivering the right product, to the right location, at the right time for the right cost.
Hobbling along with no WMS or an inefficient WMS that lacks agility is a liability to a growing business. Frequently, changing business requirements with short time-to-market demands call for a highly responsive WMS that is configuration without IT involvement.
The telltale signs to upgrade your WMS.
- Customers ask for new services the company can't deliver, or takes too long to deliver, risking loss of business.
- Functionality gaps frequently require new process workarounds.
- Integration with trading partners is difficult, making real-time visibility into data impossible, which comprises customer service.
- There is a vast amount of data, but no simple way to view and work with it to make information actionable.
- Technology isn't adaptable to business and might actually be making things more difficult than they need to be.
As business needs change, a WMS should be agile and adapt accordingly.
For this very reason over the last 18 months our WMS at The RIC Group has transitioned from a Windows Mobile technology to browser based technology. Delivering to our clients a real-time WMS leveraging the latest technology.
It has also ensured our WMS is a best-of-breed WMS giving our customers the power of IoT with powerful integration to the ERP.
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The RIC Group is an Australian run and owned family business. Being a family business means there are great challenges and opportunities at the same time. There is no doubt we have been able to weave our own family values right through the company's culture and this is one of the reasons I believe our employees have a strong loyalty effect as they support our aspirations.
What I also take great pride in is on a day such as Anzac Day which is Australia's most important day, my great grandfather Clifford Arthur Alfred Ellis was a Lieutenant for the Australian Army for the 24th Battalion. He was part of the Battle of Gallipoli. From Gallipoli he then marched into the Western Front and was part of Battle of Le Somme. It is hard to imagine exactly all he experienced but some of it was being gassed multiple times, shot, losing a number of friends and mates on the battlefield, and being away from home for a substantial period.
Wikipedia states that Anzac spirit has perceived qualities which include endurance, courage, ingenuity, good humour, larrikinism and mateship. For me these are the qualities for the Anzac but also qualities you need in run a family business.
Here is a story from my great grandfather from his diary:
The bully picked on him once... He said OK I'll fight but let's have a drink first... CAA (Clifford Arthur Alfred) made sure the big bloke had plenty so when the fight was on the bully could not fight at all... That is smart, force not the answer but brains. The fight created a bond with the bully as all your mates were like family.
In a way with a family business your team becomes your family. Everyone is aligning themselves to help the company goal.
Below is a photo of my great grandfather Clifford with his battalion. He is the lieutenant in the middle sitting down at the front.
Lest we forget.
Bronson Safety have been utilising The RIC Group’s WMS for warehouse management with SAP Business One for over 5 years and it has been an integral part to promote growth for the business.
Bronson Safety went to market and wanted to implement an easy to use and cost effective Warehouse Management Solution for SAP Business One. Rob, the Managing Director from Bronson Safety, states that a big advantage of selecting The RIC Group was that you are working with the actual software developers of the WMS. When support or customisations were needed The RIC Group were able to help in a very timely manner.
Since implementation everyone within the business has been very happy with The RIC Group’s WMS solution and it has helped reduce the picking error rate and streamlined customer service.
The solution has been extremely stable and helped with business processes. The great part is that the Warehouse Management Solution is seamlessly integrated with SAP Business One. A great feature of SAP Business One has been the feature of using Reserve Invoices for online orders. As the WMS retrieves released picks from the Pick Pack Manager of SAP Business One, it has kept the business process the same for sales orders or reserve invoices.
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As a business you would like to select a WMS because you want to implement efficiencies in the warehouse and lower item handling costs. Once you have decided to look at WMS vendors there are variables you will need to consider.
Firstly if the WMS is a real time WMS and needs to query the ERP database then you will need WIFI implemented through the warehouse. Commercial access points would be recommend to use and it is best to have a heat map completed to know if there are any weak or dead spots in the warehouse where there will be no connectivity. When a real time WMS is scanning bin location barcodes or product barcodes the WMS is making an entry back to the database which could be on premise or on cloud.
If you would like to implement a WMS then you will need to define the bin and rack locations in the ERP or WMS. A lot of the time clients will have the Pick Face Location in an extra field kept in the ERP, as when they print a picking slip the items will be to pick will be displayed in bin location order. However, when implementing a multi bin WMS all bin locations will need to be kept in the ERP or WMS depending whether your ERP has the feature of multi bin.
Once you have setup all the bin locations, you will need to get them barcoded. With a WMS solution for multi bin, the operator is constantly scanning bin locations. The user could be scanning the bin locations during bin transfers, or during the picking process or during a stocktake. It is very important to start considering what height the barcodes should be and the position of the operator who will be scanning the barcodes. Will the operator be walking or will they be driving a forklift? You will need to make sure the operator can easily scan the bin location barcodes during the processes of picking, bin transfers, stocktaking e.t.c.
For a lot of customers, not all products will be barcoded. To ensure the efficiency of a WMS, customers will need to consider how to have these products barcoded. Some users will place a barcode on the pick face for the product if they are using static pick face bin locations. Other customers will barcode these items when they come in through the Goods Receiving process.
Lastly, when implementing a WMS you will want to implement a WMS that is going to last you over time. Like an ERP solution, it is very difficult to change WMS solutions once you have implemented. With the ever changing landscape of technology, implementing a WMS which takes advantages of the latest technology should be a big consideration. You will need the choice of having your WMS implemented on cloud servers, being able to use any device with any operating system and ensuring your WMS can take advantage of IOT and being loosely coupled. This will allow users to take advantages of products such as Power BI, freight integration and other API's.
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The RIC Group was a sponsor at the recent SAP SMB Innovation Summit in Vietnam. It was held on March 21st to 23rd in Ho Chi Minh City, Sheraton Saigon Hotel. It was a fantastic opportunity to meet all the SAP Business One partners from APJ region and show them our Warehouse Management Solution.
One of sessions we went to was Partner Features for APJ. The RIC Group's warehouse management was presented, and was a top 5 SSP (Software Solution Partner) for the region in 2017. This was really great to see and a great reward for our team.
We are also a sponsor for the SMB Innovation Summits in Barcelona, Spain which is April 10th - 12th and then in Orlando from April 18th - 20th. We are really looking forward to meeting more SAP Business One partners and showing our loosely coupled Warehouse Management Solution for SAP Business One.
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AVT Paints is a global manufacturer and distributor of premium quality paints, inks and aerosol products based in Queensland, Australia.
Total Parts selects The RIC Group’s WMS for supply chain management with MYOB AccountRight Live.
Total Parts is a wholesale transport refrigeration company. Supplier of original OEM and aftermarket parts, based in Adelaide, South Australia.
Total Parts wanted to implement and easy to use and cost effective Warehouse Management Solution for MYOB AccountRight Live, and have been very happy with The RIC Group’s WMS solution.
The solution has been extremely stable and helped with business processes. The great part is that all the core data is in MYOB, and the WMS helps with stock accuracy coming in and going out.
If your business currently only uses rugged mobile devices with Windows embedded operating systems, you're already behind the competition.
Our Warehouse Management Solution is a real time, online browser based solution which is agnostic and runs on all devices such as rugged PDA's, tablets and PC's. With integration to MYOB EXO our WMS has a Pick Pack Manager which allows Warehouse Operations Managers to have a formal release process.
Warehouse Operations Managers are responsible for overseeing the supply chain management processes and coordinating warehouse staff. It is incredibly important to ensure the sales orders which need picking are being picked, the correct shipping methods are being selected, and stock is being replenished. To ensure all this you need a warehouse management solution which is real time.
With the pick pack manager, the warehouse operations manager can define the search by looking at due date, customers and zones. All of these filters help narrow the search to the specific sales orders.
Our Pick Pack Manager allows the Operations Manager to release by document or by specific lines. This can ensure that that if there are specific sales orders which need to be released, or specific lines of a sales order they can be released and a PickID will be created. Our WMS for MYOB EXO also allows the Operations Manager to release DA Transfers from MYOB EXO Distribution Advantage.
When you release sales orders or DA transfers using the Pick Pack Manager it creates PickID's. These PickID's are what the pickers on the floor using rugged devices or tablet devices see. The pickid contains the products to pick and the quantities also guiding the warehouse picker on the shortest route around the warehouse.
With the pick pack manager it ensures there is an operational work flow. You can see the sales orders waiting to be released, the sales orders which are waiting to be retrieved or are in process of being picked, and then the sales orders which have been completed and returned back to MYOB EXO.
Take a look at our latest video showing how to use the Pick Pack Manager with our Warehouse Management Solution for MYOB EXO to release waves and see the complete control in the supply chain process.
The festive season is a great time to celebrate and connect with your nearest and dearest. We would like to thank our customers and suppliers for staying connected to us over the last 12 months.
Wishing you all the best in the holiday season and a prosperous New Year. The RIC Group office will be closed from 5pm 22nd of December 2017 to 9am on Monday 8th of January 2018. During this time, we will have a skeleton team covering support for urgent queries. Please email email@example.com to log the support ticket.
It's been a phenomenal year of growth here at The RIC Group and we thank you for being part of the journey.
A pay-as-you-go model reduces investments in large capital expenditures. In addition, you can reduce the operating expense (OpEx) costs involved with the management and maintenance of data. This frees up budget, allowing you to quickly act on innovative initiatives that can’t be easily pursued when managing CapEx.
There is a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Calculator here on the AWS website:
The TCO calculator will allow you to estimate the cost savings when using cloud hosting such as AWS.
A core reason organizations adopt a cloud IT infrastructure is to save money. The traditional approach of analyzing Total Cost of Ownership no longer applies when you move to the cloud. Cloud services provide the opportunity for you to use only what you need and pay only for what you use. We refer to this new paradigm as the Total Cost of Operation.
Eliminate Upfront Sunk Costs Organizations considering a transition to the cloud are often driven by their need to become more agile and innovative. The traditional capital expenditure (CapEx) funding model makes it difficult to quickly test new ideas. The AWS Cloud model gives you the agility to quickly spin up new instances on AWS, and the ability to try out new services without investing in large upfront, sunk costs (costs that have already been incurred and can’t be recovered). If you are using the cloud you can return CapEx to the general fund and invest in activities that better serve your constituents.
There is no doubt that the warehousing requirements for manufacturing, transportation and wholesale market segments are all changing rapidly. Factors for driving change are lower transportation costs, faster delivery times, omnichannel issues and talent shortages.
The exponential growth of omnichannel shopping and ever-burgeoning demand for faster merchandise deliveries is redefining the supply chain's distribution of consumer products goods. As retailers look to merge their brick-and-mortar and online operations to cut costs and boost efficiency, warehouse management systems must keep pace.
This wave of next generation, technology-enhanced warehouses is bringing unprecedented levels of real-time visibility into organisations' assets, people and transactions across a myriad of industries, from discrete manufacturers in automotive, electronics and machinery to food and beverage processing companies, to the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors, to name just a few.
Supply chain networks are poised to undergo an extreme makeover over the next few years. Indeed, the retail, wholesale, transportation and logistics sectors are transitioning to "best-of-breed" warehouse management systems that take automatisation to new heights - from equipping workers with mobile devices that increase the speed and accuracy of order picking to the rollout of radio frequency identification technology (RFID) for real-time inventory visibility.
The RIC Group's WMS has moved to a browser based platform equipping companies to handle the deluge of goods moving through the product-delivery pipeline. Our browser based WMS has allowed our customers to bring their own device (BYOD) to the supply chain and see in real-time what exact movements are being made in their warehouse or warehouses with a real-time audit feature.
As customers prepare to increase the volume of items shipped in the coming years, they rank outfitting staff with new technology, as well as increasing the use of barcode scanning, tablets and the Internet of Things, as their top initiatives and lead investments for an optimised supply chain.
Warehouse management systems in today's environment need to offer the flexibility on operating on rugged devices and also tablet devices. It is very important to be able to offer customers the ability to operate on the different devices with access to real-time information.
Warehouse management systems now need to include feature of load optimisation. New mobile and data capture load optimisation technology solutions to maximise efficiency and agility in packing, staging, loading and shipping.These pack and load solutions offer real-time analytics designed to boost worker productivity and reduce transportation costs.
Moving to best-of-breed, real time warehouse management systems is to move to the smart warehouse.
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Our Warehouse Management solution for SAP Business One SBO4 is now browser based. This is gives our customers using SAP Business One HANA and SQL a real-time WMS and the ability to handle sophisticated warehousing needs.
It has features of allowing customers to leverage advanced fulfillment logic, wave management, real-time replenishment and optimization of picking strategies such as label picking.
The biggest benefit of being a real-time browser based WMS, is now our customers can have multiple pickers pick the same sales order or have multiple users receive the goods. After completing the goods receipt on the WMS, it has the feature of put away. This feature allows our WMS to have certain logic built in, such as telling the user to go to pick face bin first for replenishment.
During the transfers feature, users can place multiple items FROM the same or different bin locations onto their pallet or forklift and then transfer these items to the right TO bin location.
Stocktaking allows our customers to capture stock counts and have these posted back into SAP Business One Inventory Count table.
The RIC Group brings unmatched focus on the innovation that is most valuable and impactful for our customers, including a single, holistic technology architecture.
Our platform enables TCO through consistency. The ability for administrative security and to see the live audits of what is happening in the warehouse or warehouses at that current time allows for economies of scale. The use of standard technologies, development tools and languages also ensures needed technical skills are readily available in the marketplace.
Take a look at our sophisticated bin transfers feature in the below YouTube video.
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September 19th recognises the great contribution family businesses make to the Australian economy, community and culture.
The RIC Group is a proud family business and here are some points of importance of family businesses to Australia:
Family businesses play an important role, as they employ more than 50 per cent of the Australian workforce.
Some of Australia's most iconic family business brands are Scenic World, Akubra Hats, Haigh's Choclates, Maggie Bear, Coopers Brewery, Packer Leather, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks and many more.
Business Intelligence (BI) is a powerful cloud-based business analytics service which interfaces with your Acumatica and unlocks insights to drive more informed decisions for your company. Through the use of live dashboards and interactive reports, BI gives you the ability to view your most crucial business data instantly and monitor the progress of your sales, inventory or employees on the go.
Our BI integrted with your Acumatica database offers you all the data of your ERP at your fingertips - anywhere, anytime. BI is a cloud-based software which can be accessed through the BI App (available for iOS and Android platforms) or online through your preferred web browser.
Your real-time dashboard gives you the ability to find all the important data at one glance and instantly know when your business requires your attention. This allows you to solve problems as they occur and seize opportunities as they arise.
Every company hunts for new efficient ways to increase productivity. The BI eliminates the need to build time consuming reports and replaces them with interactive reports allowing you to visually drill down into the available graphs and charts and find the proportion that belongs to a specific customer, item, location and much more.
Any of the analytical graphs and charts from the BI can be shared within your company to ensure that everyone sees the same data and are on the same page.
The RIC Group's WMS offers complete integration with Microsoft BI with several clients using the dashboards to track KPI's such as picks per hour, picks by picker, bin location movements.
At The RIC Group, we provide innovative Warehouse Management Solutions. Our customers need to be able to integrate our solutions easily and effectively. To make this happen, businesses must choose an all-encompassing cloud ERP platform – such as Acumatica – that offers a robust API.
We know that the future of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software is likely to be completely cloud based. Acumatica is a sophisticated cloud ERP and can run entirely in the cloud for customers. This means that the infrastructure of running the ERP software is on another network such as AWS or Azure, resulting in customers having less and less IT infrastructure at their office and warehouse locations. The figures suggest that cloud application projects have been found to deliver 2.1x the relative ROI of on-premises projects. The benefits of the cloud only continue to increase.
Cloud ERP platforms need strong API
Even with all the cloud has to offer, customers still need ERP integrations with specialist external applications such as Warehouse Management Solutions (WMS), eCommerce, CRM, BI Tools, Document Management and many more. Almost every business that chooses to implement an ERP solution also needs to use another application for their business. This is where ERP – such as Acumatica – needs to have a strong ERP API for integration.
The RIC Group is a global Software Solution supplier of Warehouse Management Solutions (WMS) for Acumatica. Our implementations typically involve multiple mobile PDA units used for scanning barcodes and capturing accurate information, which is then transmitted from the warehouse over WiFi back to the ERP system.
This can also involve customers using the PDA units from multiple locations such as Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and even multiple countries such as Australia, New Zealand, and the USA. The RIC Group’s WMS is an application running on the PDA units, which are running a client environment of Android or Windows Mobile; for this to be successful, it is imperative that the ERP system has a very strong API.
Advantages of Acumatica REST and Contract-based APIs
Previously, Acumatica has offered Screen-based API. Now, however, Acumatica offers Contract-based APIs, which are SOAP or REST interfaces. Acumatica has now rolled out REST-based and Contract-based APIs and The RIC Group is taking complete advantage of this. REST and Contract-based APIs operate with business logic objects not bound to the screen and expose Acumatica’s data models.
One of the biggest challenges we previously faced our Acumatica integration was when we integrated our WMS with an OEM version of Acumatica, which required two releases (or more) of our software – one for Acumatica and possibly one for each OEM. The reason behind this was when using the Screen-based API, you must call the UI field names and sometimes in an OEM release – such as MYOB Advanced – the field name changes. Below are a couple of examples from the Sales Order and Purchase Order marketing documents:
SO301000.OrderSummary.GSTTaxableTotal, // GSTTaxableTotal (Advanced)/ VATTaxableTotal (Acumatica)
PO301000.DocumentDetails.QtyOnReceipts, // ReceivedQty (Advanced)/ QtyOnReceipts (Acumatica)
The REST or Contract-based API’s have an intermediate layer between Acumatica UI and the integration project, so that minor changes in the Acumatica code will not break the existing integration. Not only this, but our software needs less lines of code now to complete the same task as the Contact-based API, which is more intuitive.
With the Rest or Contract-based API’s, we simply load the Purchase Order or Sales Order object instead of loading the screen. We can also create our own Contract-based endpoints with Acumatica so the fields can have any name our software wants.
Leverage the full power of the Internet
The most important part here is that our WMS project will be a single source that integrates with all versions of Acumatica. This means it’s the same development project for Acumatica and the OEM’s, which is very important for us as we sell global versions of our software – not just in Australia and New Zealand where our WMS is already the leading solution for MYOB Advanced.
Using the REST or Contract-based API’s means we can truly leverage the power of the Internet with The RIC Group’s cloud WMS to access Acumatica ERP anywhere – on premise or on private and public cloud without needing to worry about cohabiting on the same server.
To gain the full benefits of the cloud, customers now understand that we reside in a multicloud world to create a single heterogeneous architecture. Customers must make the right choice in every application they implement for their business, which has the ability to integrate to a multicloud world.
For that reason, The RIC Group has not only recently developed its own web services, but we have developed our own API. This architecture also allows us to develop security layers in our software when transmitting data from mobile PDA devices to the customer’s ERP. We understand the importance of data security.
World-class ERP API
Acumatica not only provides a fantastic ERP solution for customers, but also now offers a world-class API interface for third party applications to take full advantage.
Please contact us if you have questions about how The RIC Group and Acumatica can help your business accelerate using the latest in cloud and mobile technology!
The most common thread asked by our customers when implementing our Warehouse Management Solution is to optimise picking processes. It is very important to minimise travel time, which is the most expensive time expended when picking orders. There are several techniques that can help you achieve this.
Wave / Batch picking: This combines multiple orders into one pick process. This allows the picker to pick multiple products at once and consolidate when picking.
Zoning: Pickers are assigned a zone, and pick the products for different sales orders for that related zone.
Label picking: Labels are printed for multiple sales orders for cartons. Once the labels are printed the pickers can then pick the product. The confirmation of the right product involves scanning the carton label (which links back to the order number) followed by scanning the product. The efficiency here is the picker is working on multiple orders in a single pass.
Selecting the most efficient picking process can help your business improve customer service. Streamlining processes not only will help your business pick more sales orders every day, but will also allow you measure KPI's of your warehouse.
I read a fantastic blog on the SAP blog site by Ralph Oliveira. It is all about moving your SAP Business One on-premises solution to cloud. Click here to read the blog by Ralph.
One of the big strengths of SAP Business One is you can deploy it many ways. From hosted on AWS to on-premises on your own server. When deploying an ERP there are times when you need an Add On solution from the ecosystem such as The RIC Group's WMS.
Typical on-premises solutions are what is called tightly-coupled. They are normally interfacing with SAP Business One using the Data Interface (DI) and User Interface (UI) API's. To take some of these solutions to the cloud there are many considerations needed such as resources, security, ports, and can you install other software onto this environment. This becomes very noticeable when you want to install your software on an AWS environment which has many layers of security.
When you are moving to a cloud solution then you need to look at ecosystem for the loosely-coupled approach such as The RIC Group's WMS. Our WMS will allow you to deploy the ERP such as SAP Business One in any environment and our WMS will be able to interface with it using the service layer. This is also true with MYOB Advanced, which runs in the AWS servers in Sydney, and your Add on solution needs to communicate using the REST API. With SAP Business One the service layer is the REST API.
A huge benefit of this approach is providing our customers the ability to deploy new features without changing anything in the ERP such as SAP Business One. When you look into the future and see that there is machine learning, IoT and blockchain, then to secure the future of your business implementing loosely-coupled solutions with your ERP is the right way.