Drive Customer Satisfaction
Aptean WMS enhances visibility and control across every area of your operations—helping you deliver accurately and on-time to your customers. During the order picking process, the system drives efficiency with flexible wave planning while ensuring items are in stock and customers get what they purchased. It supports loading and shipping with real-time tracking and automation tools that help ensure the right product is on the right trailer in the right sequence. The Advanced Crossdock Planning feature further streamlines shipping by enabling received product to be moved directly from the receiving dock to the shipping dock to fulfil outbound orders.
Enhance Employee Productivity
Aptean WMS software replaces manual processes and outdated systems with automated solutions throughout all areas of warehouse operations. This ensures your workers are focused only on tasks that can’t be automated. The system also offers powerful labor and workload management tools - from task interleaving and flexible wave planning to real-time performance dashboards - to help your warehouse managers optimize employee productivity. By doing so, Aptean WMS helps reduce your labor costs while increasing throughput, improving inventory accuracy and enhancing customer service with faster deliveries and superior fulfillment rates.
Scale With Your Business
Aptean WMS is a highly scalable solution that’s been proven in warehouses and distribution centers of all sizes—from sites of 40-50K square feet to sites of up to 1.2M square feet with 300,000 order lines per day. While optimized to manage multinational enterprises with multiple distribution centers, flexible design enables the system to efficiently support smaller supply chain operations as well. By leveraging user-configured strategies, the software also allows for change—supporting your business as it evolves and grows.
Configurable and User-Friendly
Aptean WMS is easily configurable to support your organization’s unique business processes, delivery model, geographic location and scale. From receiving and putaway to picking and shipping, it supports a range of strategies while offering guidance to help you select the most efficient, cost-effective approach. Event-driven, rules-based workflow and availability on Android and iOS mobile devices make it easy for employees to learn and use. Plus, it can readily integrate with your enterprise’s existing applications and equipment.
With Aptean WMS software, your warehouse operators can electronically receive inbound shipment information and advanced shipping notices (ASNs). The system allows for receiving against ASNs, purchase orders, manufacturing orders, or even without an order.
Aptean WMS offers configurable putaway strategies that empower you to efficiently utilize all available space in your warehouse. Leverage RF-scan validation of all putaway activity to ensure accurate storage and choose from a wide variety of picking methods to optimize outbound workflow—automatically directing employees to the best location available.
Order Fulfilment and Picking
Aptean WMS supports multiple pick types - including RF picking, voice picking, paper picking and material handling equipment - as well as automatic item substitution. Flexible wave planning enables managers to align picking activities with order requirements, and configurable value-added processes accommodate required customer or order service levels.
Loading and Shipping
The loading and shipping features included in Aptean WMS help ensure that the right product is always on the right trailer in the right sequence. The system enables workers to easily print customer- and carrier-compliant shipping paperwork, consolidate shipping containers and maximize cube utilization to reduce overall freight charges.
Inventory and Workload Management
Aptean WMS software offers managers real-time reporting on warehouse activity, employee workload and capacity monitoring as well as a complete toolkit for enhancing inventory efficiency and accuracy. Task interleaving helps combine multiple warehouse tasks into one for more efficient use of equipment and personnel. Real-time cycle counts eliminate the need to “freeze” inventory, while inventory holds and releases enable tighter product management. Plus, a user-friendly damaged goods management feature prevents operators from mistakenly mixing damaged and sellable product.
Advanced Crossdock Planning
With the Aptean WMS Advanced Crossdock Planning system, you can associate product arriving at the warehouse with product scheduled to leave, rather than putting product away and then picking it from storage. This means you can move received product directly from the receiving dock to the shipping dock—increasing employee productivity as well as saving time and money. Once product is planned for crossdocking, the movements are executed in the Aptean WMS software.
Aptean WMS Labor Management (LM)
Aptean WMS Labor Management (LM) enables you to make major improvements in productivity by monitoring and optimizing the performance of individual workers. The system decreases costs by helping you deploy and manage your resources for maximum productivity.
Supplier Quality provides a reliable electronic auditing procedure to verify each supplier’s ASN process and monitor ASN accuracy against actual shipment contents. Based upon the results, you can track supplier accuracy over time and stratify your suppliers based on accuracy. The system also enables you to reduce the frequency of audits for trusted suppliers with few inconsistencies.
Yard Management System (YMS)
YMS optimizes yard, dock and warehouse performance by providing real-time visibility into assets and inventory in the warehouse yard—including expected loads and trailers—and managing activities between the yard gate and dock door. You can track inventory still in the trailers parked in the distribution center yard, which the system treats as an extension of the warehouse. The system can also support multiple yard zones that are either on-site or remote.
Aptean WMS’s Slotting system helps reduce labor costs and improve fulfillment rates by positioning products in the optimal locations. Product placement can be based on demand, historical consumption trends, dimensions, weight and various other item and location attributes. Automatic capacity calculations help determine fit and the number of required locations to fulfill the minimum number of days’ inventory.
Aptean WMS Supplier Link allows suppliers of any size to create advanced shipping notices (ASNs), enabling dramatic improvements to the efficiency of the receiving process. Supplier Link also prints UCC labels and allows suppliers to view purchase orders, enter shipment quantities, create mixed-SKU cartons, associate multiple purchase orders to an outbound shipment, create a simple bill of lading, and create and print standard shipping documents like pick and pack lists.
Appointment Scheduling allows you to schedule appointments for your warehouse yard and dock doors quickly and easily. While the module can run as a standalone application, it is typically used in conjunction with YMS. When a trailer is checked into the yard using YMS, the system can match the trailer to an existing appointment and direct it to the matching dock door. The system is highly configurable, allowing you to define the types of appointments you want to track and the dates and times available for appointments.
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