With our Warehouse Management Solution (WMS) it has an option where customers can automatically generate batch numbers for items during the goods receipt process. The WMS generates a sequential batch code and then allows you to print a GS-1 128 barcode label to easily stick onto the product.
The user can enter in their own batch number and expiry date but when added in the WMS a new batch code will appear in the batch field. The batch number the user entered will appear in the Manufacturer Batch Code.
The sequential batch code created by the WMS will be automatically imported into the ERP when the goods receipt is completed.
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A Licence Plate (LP) allows you to uniquely identify a box or pallet in our Warehouse Management Solution. We have called it Kitting in our WMS and our customers use it mostly for helping to scan pallets. The Licence Plate knows its contents (item, lot, quantity) and its location. When completing shop floor and warehouse transactions, our WMS knows the Licence Plate and you won't need to specify the other pieces of data. The user simply just scans the barcode which is on the Licence Plate. This barcode is printed from The RIC Group's WMS software and is normally printed during the Goods Receiving Process.
The principle of Licence Plate is to allow for quick and easy movements of pallets around your warehouse. You can easily transfer the goods on a pallet, lookup an inquiry, stocktake and pick the items by scanning the kit barcode. Using the Licence Plate barcode which is printed from the WMS it ensures you can move products through the warehouse with less scanning while helping address errors related to manual input and data integrity.
Licence Plating allows for efficient transactions which increase your overall warehouse operation efficeincy.
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On July 9, 2019, support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end. That means the end of regular security updates. Don't let your infrastructure and applications go unprotected.
SQL Server 2008 end of life is on July 8, 2019, and Windows Server 2008 end of life is on January 14, 2020. For further information visit Microsoft website here.
You can also visit the Microsoft website here to see the new options available.
On May 23rd The RIC Group was an exhibitor at the inaugural Conference and Technology Showcase by Apps4 Wholesalers. Was fantastic to meet a number of different companies using different ERP's which needed ISV solutions to help streamline their business and become more profitable.
The next conference is going to be in Melbourne and we can't wait to once again be an exhibitor. Was also a great opportunity to showcase our product with a 20 minute presentation.
Western Pet Supplies was established in early 1980’s as one of the first barn style retail outlets in Australia. It has expanded its wholesale operation to the extent that is now one of the principal pet product suppliers and distributors to the pet trade in New South Wales and Queensland.
The ERP Western Pet Supplies use is MYOB EXO and the warehouse operations had created a multitude of manual processes which was leading to subsequent confusion about vital figures. The manual processes in the warehouse was becoming unsustainable for the growth Western Pet Supplies was achieving and in 2017 Western Pet Supplies went to market to evaluate the right Wraehouse Management Solution (WMS) for their complex business needs.
Western Pet Supplies selected The RIC Group’s WMS as it provided a modern browser based user interface and for the experience and success The RIC Group had with a number of MYOB EXO customers. The WMS provides best business workflow with releasing of orders to pick and releasing of orders for pick and pack with also having Zone picking. Phase one of the WMS implementation was for 20 WMS users in the Sydney warehouse.
The errors in handling the orders is now minimal and the double handling has been stamped out, saving time and money for Western Pet Supplies. With the success of the WMS in the Sydney warehouse the WMS has also been deployed to the Brisbane warehouse which means the total WMS users is 50.
The success of Warehouse Management Solution has allowed Western Pet Supplies to use Power BI for business intelligence reporting and analytics. This has helped to unlock insights and drive more informed decisions and monitor the progress of employees in the warehouse.
The RIC Group is a sponsor at the Apps4 Wholesalers conference on May 23rd in Parramatta, NSW. It will be a great day to discover on the options to help optimise your business and what is available in the market.
We are an exhibitor and ready to help answer questions on the Supply Chain and show our agnostic Warehouse Management Solution.
Use the code RIC to get a FREE ticket (and save $99)
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Here is the article I wrote Anzac day 2018.
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.
Recently, Integrated Industrial went live with The RIC Group’s multi bin WMS for MYOB EXO and the integration is complete with the Job Costing module of MYOB EXO. It has been a great success and as it is a browser based solution it has allowed for the warehouse team to pick up and use after two days of training.
One of the key requirements for Integrated Industrial was to develop a strategy of having special bin locations for particular items as they were for customer special orders. The multi bin WMS for MYOB EXO needed to automate the putaway location and ensure the WMS user scanned the correct bin location and product during the putaway process.
The warehouse team quickly adapted to the Intelligent WMS. This enabled the team to swiftly receipt goods and put them away in their suggested bin location displayed on the scanners and have labels printed by the WMS. This significantly reduced the amount of paperwork and manual entry back to MYOB EXO which has completely streamlined the whole process. The team at Integrated Industrial has given very positive feedback about the Intelligent WMS from The RIC Group on how intuitive it was and how it immediately increased the accuracy of the work they complete.
Just automating the putaway process has already allowed for efficiency gains and Integrated Industrial look forward to implementing the scan picking for the jobs in phase two. With the start of strong digital foundations now in place Integrated Industrial is poised for ongoing transformation, making greater use of the data to manage the business with KPI reporting and dashboards.
The RIC Group's Intelligent Warehouse Management Solution now has the ability to capture a Proof of Delivery signature and ensure the right goods are dropped off to your customer. All integrated with SAP Business One Delivery Notes and AR Invoices. This will allow our customers to have their customers sign for their goods when they pick them up or when they are getting dropped off.
On the WMS the user simply opens up the correct document number and can scan the goods being dropped off to the customer site which increments a delivered quantity. On completion of the delivery the customer signs for the goods and enters in their name. Date and time is captured of the signature. All details captured is sent back to SAP Business One against the Delivery Document or AR Invoice.