Oracle WMS also uses the optimized transportation plan to recommend trailer loading in reverse stop sequence. Oracle WMS can be leveraged in combination with Oracle Transportation Management and/or Oracle Global Trade Management as a stand-alone supply chain execution solution. The Distributed Warehouse Management (DWMS) feature is a deployment option which provides upgrade flexibility and allows you to run Oracle WMS against multiple ERP systems including legacy and non-Oracle systems. Oracle Warehouse Management also provides a comprehensive solution for the Third Party Logistics companies (3PL) and Logistics Service Providers (LSP) with the flexibility of hybrid warehousing (client and self-managed inventory) and a client-centric billing solution.
“One” Warehousing With Oracle Warehouse Management customers require only a single, global warehouse management solution for all aspects of business including distribution, discrete & process manufacturing, maintenance, spare parts, and field service.
Any Type of Business Oracle Warehouse Management supports component picks for discrete jobs and schedules, ingredient picks for process manufacturing batches, part picks for maintenance work orders and repair orders required for asset management or depot repair. Upon completion, end items will be put away to the optimal storage location or intelligently cross-docked to an outbound staging lane. Any Size Facility Oracle Warehouse Management’s architecture enables companies to start small and expand as necessary to support growth in users, transaction volume and business processes while maintaining high performance service levels. Oracle Mobile Supply Chain Applications (MSCA) provide a simple, mobile materials management solution for smaller facilities. Oracle MSCA shares the same product architecture as the more feature-rich Oracle Warehouse Management solution for larger & sophisticated facilities. Inbound and Outbound Flows Oracle Warehouse Management also offers the materials management feature set required in reverse logistics operations. Starting with return receipts, users can define the material flow required for product received on returns documents and guide subsequent inspection and rework processing. The product can then be routed to the repair depot for repair, refurbishment, teardown, and write off or return to vendor as required. This enables users to seamlessly manage reverse logistics operations in the same distribution centers that handle vendor receipts and customer order fulfillment.
Cost Reduction Through Optimization Resource Optimization Oracle Warehouse Management enables users to optimize resources such as storage space, labor and equipment. Directed Put Away Rules recommend storage locations based on configurable parameters such as velocity, volume and/or weight, and material classification to dynamically slot material. These rules can minimize storage fragmentation, enforce compliance with hazardous material, reduce obsolescence or implement other storage restrictions. Wave Planning allows customers to balance the number of orders to release with the amount of labor on-hand and then monitor the outbound progress. Task Management streamlines warehouse operator picking by optimizing the pick path and dispatching queued tasks only to qualified warehouse operators who have the required equipment to perform the task. Labor Management allows warehouse managers to define labor standards and then measure their workforce’s productivity from an individual level to across the entire warehouse. Oracle Warehouse Management Extensions for Oracle Endeca delivers unprecedented visibility and control to warehouse managers and senior logistics professionals. Material Optimization Cross Docking minimizes material handling by eliminating unneeded put away. Cross dock opportunities may be planned in advance or executed on an opportunistic basis. In distribution operations, finished goods may be cross docked from inbound directly to outbound staging for customer sales orders. In manufacturing operations, opportunities may exist to cross dock raw materials from inbound directly to manufacturing and to cross dock finished product from manufacturing directly to outbound staging.