Acumatica has released REST as the preferred API method. The new REST API builds on top of the contract-based API, and allows you to access the endpoints and entities configured in Acumatica in a RESTful manner.
Using the preferred API method from Acumatica ensures our WMS is leveraging the latest in technology to be real-time and uses a browser based front end so the users can use any device such as rugged PDA or tablet device. There is no doubt the landscape is changing for ISVs in the marketplace and they have to be prepared to use the latest technology from the Vendor including using the latest API methodology to safeguard your investment
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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