Earlier this year at the Acumatica Summit, FoodMaven was announced as Impact Customer of the Year. FoodMaven acknowledged Acumatica's adaptable platform, functionality, and customer emphasis as major reasons for selecting Acumatica cloud ERP.
FoodMaven also use The RIC Group's Warehouse Management Solution called TBO4 with its organic integration with Acumatica. FoodMaven have deployed the WMS to all locations and it features capturing catch-weight, lot numbers, product grade and expiry date.
Our philosophy is to keep the core clean. This ensures our Warehouse Management Solution (WMS) requires minimal support and with the organic integration to the ERP our customers can implement lean operations to eliminate waste.
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Common question our team will get asked is what environment we use to development our Warehouse Management Solution.
The structure of our WMS is we use MVC. MVC stands for Model, View, and Controller and C#. This is using the ASP.NET MVC Architecture. MVC is commonly used for developing modern user interfaces, which our WMS (TBO4) is. It is our fourth generation Supply Chain Solution that we have released over the last 20 years of building best of breed WMS and TMS solutions.
The user interface is then built using ReactJS and Node.js. React allows us to design simple views for each state in our WMS and TMS applications and the biggest benefit is React will efficiently update and render just the right component when your data changes. We know with a browser based application one of the most important points is to ensure rendering performance for the users.
From here our WMS and TMS screens have Kendo UI grid. Kendo UI grid is a powerful widget which allows us to present the data in a table representation. It is fast, light and complete. The Kendo UI grid is used for sorting, paging, searching and more.
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Replenishment is typically a task triggered by the need of the picking line. The item is typically picked from a bulk location and replenished to the pick face. The min / max rules are set by the WMS and our Warehouse Management Solution allows users to replenish the pick face while other WMS users are picking.
For our WMS the Replenishment is released in our Pick Pack Manager. It creates a pick called Replenishment and the users are directed to the bin locations to replenish.
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Recently our update of our Supply Chain Solution includes the ability to display your Power BI dashboard in the framework of the WMS as an Insight Dashboard. Therefore as a user you can modify your own reports, have your KPI's display to the users and have up to date real time dashboards. This workspace can be unique per customer with the dashboards relevant for their business as it is your Power BI workspace which is displayed.
One of the common reports is a heat map for bin locations. It gives warehouse managers a strategy of looking at the efficiency of warehouse layout.
Another report with our FMCG customers is traceability reports. The user look at a batch number and see which supplier it was received from, which movements in the warehouse, and which customers it was supplied too.
Another feature we have added is icons for the quick pick buttons. These icons can be changed by customers as well.
One of the differentiating points of our Warehouse Management Solution is its completely flexible for each customer and each user. When deploying a software project the ability for the software to be flexible and customised is an important key to a successful outcome.
While we all are navigating the uncertainty of COVID-19, The RIC Group is committed to supporting your business throughout the course of this pandemic and to provide continuity of service at all times.
We realize that in this time of crisis, it is critical that we make it possible for you to continue your operations and help you respond to the unique demands that you may be facing.
At The RIC Group we are working to do our part by ensuring the safety of our employees and resources to our customers to help them do their best work while remote.
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Devices have the ability to display in either portrait or landscape mode. Therefore as developers it should always be a consideration that your software will run by a variety of physical devices and users with different usage patterns. Some devices have physical keyboards and some devices force landscape or portrait mode. Usability must be high and therefore allowing for both orientations needs to be supported by the application.
In a lot of warehouse environments users could be using rugged PDA devices running Android or users may select using tablet devices. Tablet devices are often used on picking trolleys and also are the preferred unit for forklift drivers.
The software you decide to use for your business needs to adapt to the users's orientation. Our WMS and TMS is a browser based application and runs in both portrait and landscape orientation. We understand that clients will use a variety of devices. We have users using rugged devices such as Zebra TC 56, 57 and 52, Honeywell CT 60, CT 40, Cipherlab RS 51, 50 and Point Mobile. There are also users using tablet devices such as Samsung Galaxy Active 2.0, Windows Surface, and iPad's. With our TMS solution we have clients using phone devices such as Samsung and iPhones.
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There are reasons why you may want to find out who is logged into the Warehouse Management Solution within your organisation and to also have an audit of the user.
Within our Warehouse Management Solution there is a section for User Management. User Management allows you to setup users to user groups. Each user group has its own set of privileges. Customers have the flexibility to setup user group for picking, for receiving, for logistics, for management and so on.
If the user has admin privileges it allows the user to see Active Users. What is really important when looking at active users is knowing which screen they are in and which document the user maybe working on. The TBO4 active user dashboard gives you quite a bit of information and will allow you to see if any users need to be logged off.
The next part to seeing active users is to always ensure the product you are using has a full audit of each user. Here is a picture of our Warehouse Management Solution providing a full audit by date by user for the type. You can audit on all the functions of the WMS such as picking, receiving, putaway, stock transfers, stock adjustments and stocktake.
The next step is to then put the audit information into Intelligent Cloud Insights for your business. To make this happen you really need to ensure your working with a product that has an Open API so you can pull data from the different sources. Once you have the data you can create all the interactive reports using Power BI. Below is a sample from our template we give to our customers free of charge.
When companies are using a Warehouse Management Solution with Acumatica or MYOB Advanced one of the requirements could be to produce advanced shipping notice (ASN). The customer must have full flexibility of selecting the VAN (Value Added Network) and EDI provider they prefer to work with. This is part of the multi-cloud world.
Businesses who embrace the multi-cloud world are setup for success. It is really important for the customer when looking at best of breed solutions to see if that solution has an API. Our API for our WMS allows us to connect with different applications anywhere and use oAuth 2.0 for security.
An ERP system truly is the system of record for a business. This is why that the WMS must integrate with the ERP and send back the information of SSCC label, which items were packed into which box, weight of the cartons or pallet. In today's digital economy all records must be in the ERP system. You can't have a WMS not sending vital information to the ERP.
One of the recurring themes we have when implementing our Warehouse Management Solution is about insights into what is happening in the warehouse. This is where we have Intelligent Cloud Insights. We use Power BI for real time Business Intelligence reporting and give customers the flexibility with our Open API to complete reporting using our WMS database and the ERP system. This ensures our customers have all the information what is happening in the warehouse or warehouses in real time without limitations.
Please refer to the picture below where our Intelligent WMS is updating Acumatica with the items into the package. This allows customers to know which item have been packed into which box. Then from here our WMS is updating the Custom Reference Field Number 1. From here the end point is created for the ASN.
The RIC Group Application Certified By Acumatica
The RIC Group application is recognized as an “Acumatica-Certified Application” by the Cloud ERP company
Melbourne, Victoria — 31/01/20 -- The RIC Group, The Intelligent WMS, today announced that its software has been recognized as an Acumatica-Certified Application (ACA). Acumatica, the world’s fastest-growing cloud ERP company, has been recognized as a Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud Core Financial Management Suites for Midsize, Large and Global Enterprises 2019, as well as in The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud ERP for Product-Centric Midsize Enterprises.
Acumatica is a comprehensive, browser-based Cloud ERP solution optimized for ease of use, adaptability, mobility, speed, and security. The ACA title highlights outstanding development partners whose applications have met the highest standards set for Acumatica integration and functionality.
“Customers who want to stay competitive need flexible, responsive technology to execute their long-term business strategies,” said Christian Lindberg, Vice President of Partner Solutions at Acumatica. “Our ACA label is built to help customers find applications capable of delivering that. We’re proud to recognize The RIC Group’s WMS as an Acumatica-Certified Application. It masterfully utilizes the Acumatica platform to meet customers’ growing business demands.”
To become an Acumatica-Certified Application, The RIC Group has demonstrated commitment to quality by passing the Acumatica software test and aligning to future Acumatica roadmap releases.
“We’re honored to receive this kind of recognition from the Acumatica developers themselves,” said Paul Ellis, Director. “This is a testament to the strength of our application and the depth of our integration with the Acumatica platform. With our suite of enhancements and Acumatica’s solid foundation, I believe the sky’s the limit for us.”
About The RIC Group
The RIC Group, based in Melbourne, is solving supply chain problems across the globe with a tailored approach to allow for an agile deployment of our WMS. Learn more by visiting https://www.thericgroup.com.au/
Acumatica provides cloud-based business management software that enables small and mid-size companies to accelerate their businesses. Built on cloud and mobile technology and a unique customer-centric licensing model, Acumatica delivers a suite of fully integrated business management applications, such as Financials, Distribution, CRM, and Project Accounting, on a robust and flexible platform. For more information, visit www.acumatica.com.