Attention all manufacturers in Australia, there is a great opportunity to think about purchasing new manufacturing software and/or upgrading equipment. The Australian Government has just announced a grant of up to $1 million to help you become more productive and create more jobs.
The Australian Government has just announced a Manufacturing Modernisation Fund providing up to $1 million co-funding for small and medium manufacturing companies in order to modernise their business. This includes technology updates, efficiency upgrades, energy or process optimisation or transformative changes to the business.
The RIC Group solves supply chain problems across the globe with a tailored approach to allow for an agile deployment for our WMS. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Approximately 30 % of our annual revenue is invested back into research and development for our Warehouse Management Solution. This ensures we are always staying ahead of our competition and up to date with the latest releases from the ERP Vendors we integrate with.
The Launch Day Event for Acumatica 2019 R2 is September 11th, 2019 in Massachusetts. With two major product releases every year, Acumatica cloud ERP improvements consistently increase usability, resulting in high end-user satisfaction.
Our WMS has been tested against the 2019 R2 release ready for our customers to update to the latest version of Acumatica when they are ready.
The RIC Group's WMS is a highly competitive solution which is highly scalable and a real-time WMS. We have a full commitment to Acumatica and are a current ADN (Acumatica Developer Network) Partner.
The WMS accelerates the cloud transformation offering full flexibility. We offer maximum flexibility, low complexity, and best control of the business for customers with our cloud WMS.
MYOB Advanced is an ERP Solution that is based upon the Acumatica ERP Platform. The RIC Group's WMS integrates with MYOB Advanced for customers in Australia and New Zealand.
MYOB has announced it will cease support for MYOB AccountRight Classic (also known as V19, which includes MYOB AccountRight Premier) on 30th of September 2019.
Your business is part of the digital economy and the cloud has changed the game. The RIC Group's Warehouse Management Solution integrates with MYOB AccountRight Live. It now has multi currency and also multiple locations.
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The RIC Group's WMS for Acumatica will help you streamline your processes, reduce errors and increase productivity. It is a loosely coupled solution for the multi cloud world and uses the Rest API for integration.
Our WMS is browser based so will work on any device with any operating system. This helps to future proof your business as it is not fixed to an operating system which can be a risk with other WMS solutions. It is certified with Acumatica 2018 R2 and one of the biggest key benefits is it will allow you to have a paperless warehouse.
Our WMS integrates with Acumatica using Web Service Endpoints. An end point really works by using requests and responses.
There are key reasons we use a loosely coupled solution WMS with Acumatica:
In short decoupling your solution is good, as the architecture allows each component to perform its tasks independently of the others. One of the key benefits is it allows for scalability as it separates the program's memory access and execute functions.
FlashCo have been utilising The RIC Group’s WMS for warehouse management with SAP Business One for about 4 years and it has been an integral part to promote growth for the business.
FlashCo has grown to be one of the largest manufacturers of roof flashing and accessories in North America with over 8 million parts made since 2000. FlashCo manufacturers standard and custom flashing for commercial and residential roofing contractors that are sold through hundreds of roofing supply distributors located throughout the U.S.
FlashCo went to market and wanted to implement and easy to use and cost effective Warehouse Management Solution with Proof of Delivery for SAP Business One. Since implementation everyone within the business has been very happy with The RIC Group’s WMS solution has helped reduce most of our non value added work in our customer service roles. The pick system has lead to a cultural shift on our production floor stopping and containing material errors and scrap from getting downstream in our process.
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. Matt from the FlashCo team, states “The RIC Group provides fantastic support and the warehouse management solution has helped deliver efficiency and streamline our business processes. The WMS system is helping transform more than just our warehouse. It’s helping drive real time information across the entire supply chain.”
As The RIC Group’s WMS is a best-of-breed WMS it incorporates and supports visibility across the extended supply chain, enabling proactive disruption management and continuous adaptation to change. With the ability for integration with Power BI it allows customers to report on metrics and KPI’s in the warehouse.
For warehouses, the growth of e-commerce fulfilment, where one and two line orders are common, also comes with substantially increased order volumes, smaller order sizes and reduced order cycle times. As the number of orders increase with small order sizes the distribution company needs a cost and time-efficient approach to pick the orders.
Within our Warehouse Management Solution one of the features which gets used is our 'multi-order tote-picking'. This is where a wave pick is released and it contains multiple orders. The picker uses a trolley which is loaded with multiple reusable tote bins and the picker makes a single pass through the pick zone to pick all the orders concurrently. This reduces the pickers travel distance significantly. Therefore the picker will pick the items for multiple orders in one pass through the warehouse.
Once all orders are completed the trolley is brought back to the packing area where each tote has a single order in it to be packed. After the orders are packed, the picker reuses the totes to pick the next wave of orders. The RIC Group's WMS also allows the picker to print a pick label which can be placed in the tote. This allows the packer to scan the pick label to bring up the right order for packing automatically.
Above shows how to release multiple orders into a wave. Ticking the check box for documents 000690 and 000691 will release into one wave pick. This creates one Pick ID.
In the above screen you can see that multiple document numbers are in the one Pick ID of 153.
When the picker drives into the product to scan the products they are picking, the document number is displayed at the top. Each tote represents a document number and the picker picks into the tote. Once completed the wave the user presses the complete button and the multiple shipments or delivery documents are updated in the ERP.
Our Warehouse Management Solution is up on the Honeywell Marketplace. You can view it here.
As the volume of global shipments continues to rise, logistics companies are facing increasing pressure to get more goods loaded faster, more efficiently and at a lower cost. To over come challenges, logistics companies are automating their operations and leveraging new technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), mobility and cloud computing to heighten visibility and ultimately revolutionise business processes.
According to the white paper from Zebra which you can download from here, transportation and labour account for 70% of total supply chain costs. Also that customers have redefined expectations of 'fast shipping' from 3 to 4 days to within 2 days.
With implementing systems such as Warehouse Management Solution (WMS), companies are gaining new visibility into their dock and loading operations and using it to optimise critical processes. In The RIC Group's WMS our Load Truck feature is now starting to expand its capability and help load runs more efficiently. Also with The RIC Group's WMS there is now integration to scales from Wedderburn which dimension cartons electronically.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about putting technology to work in your warehouse.
TBO4 is a Cloud WMS and integrated with MYOB EXO. It provides a platform for automated workflow and inventory optimisation.
Hunter Pacific International is an Australian company specialising in the design and distribution of world-class ceiling fans, lighting and accessories that are unsurpassed in terms of design, quality, finish and utility.
Hunter Pacific have been using MYOB EXO for many years and found the ERP to be fantastic for their business. However, they reached a stumbling block when they wanted to automate their warehouse and become paperless.
Hunter Pacific decided on implementing a Warehouse Management Solution (WMS) from The RIC Group as it was a proven WMS for MYOB EXO. Michael Allen met with the team at The RIC Group and straight away felt comfortable that their solution could fit the requirements of the WMS Hunter Pacific.
Michael the Operations Manager, stated “Our requirements had a number of intricacies within our business and The RIC Group always seem to have great understanding of the requirements, which made the team at Hunter Pacific feel comfortable.”
Hunter Pacific now has a WMS solution completely integrated within MYOB EXO for picking sales orders and also streamlining stocktaking.
Michael states “We have found The RIC Group to be very capable and professional in their implementation of their WMS product at our locations and have always found their team focussed on a solution that is best for our business.”
With a completely integrated Warehouse Management Solution with MYOB EXO it has allowed all up to date information reporting and sales to be within MYOB EXO. This has allowed for easier reporting for the management team, and provides far more flexibility as the new Browser Based WMS allows us to run multiple warehouses at once even for stocktaking.
Data privacy is becoming very important for everyone and companies need to have the highest standards. This includes Independent Software Vendor solutions who integrate with ERP solutions.
Business intelligence helps organisations improve the customer experience, it also presents new data security challenges. The two aren't mutually exclusive.
At The RIC Group we have improved the security for our Warehouse Management Solution with implementing oAuth 2.0 which is a concrete protocol for authenticating end users. More information can be found here.
As our WMS runs in IIS as a website, we have also implemented the ability for it to run as HTTPS to improve securing communication. More information here.
For further information on data ethics please read the blog Can you keep a (Data) Secret here.