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   Radio Frequency Warehouse System 

    IBM AS400 (iSeries)       

Picking    Packing    Shipping    Inventory     Virtual DC Store  

                 

Application System Interfaces

 

  • Picking  (Back to Top)
    • Assign by Picker and Warehouse Zones
    • Pick by Items
    • Pick by Batches
    • Discrepancy Management
  • Packing  (Back to Top)
    • Assign by Packer
    • Discrepancy Management
  • Shipping  (Back to Top)
    • Manifest Printing
    • Advance Shipping Notification
      • Email automatically sent to Stores
      • HTML automatically sent by FTP to any Site
  • Inventory  (Back to Top)
    • Periodic Warehouse Inventory
    • Store Inventory
  • Virtual DC Store  (Back to Top)
    • For a "Store" within the DC used for ECommerce or other purpose, provides an Item Locator Module not normally associated with a store.
  • Application System Interfaces  (Back to Top)
    • Island Pacific (IP) Retail Package Interface
      • Picking Slips create Interface to RF System
      • Discrepancies interface to IP Methods 2 and 3
      • Confirmations
    • Interfaces can be Custom Built to accommodate other systems
      • Although this system was designed with interfaces to IP, the RF system is independent of IP and interfaces can be written to other applications as needed.

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    AS400

    This system is built on the IBM AS400 (iSeries).  All of the programs access data in a real time mode, so there is no loss of accuracy or data integrity.  Also, the access to your computer is handled by the AS400 security, and data back-ups are part of your everyday AS400 procedures.

    Scanning directly to the AS400 has been found to be extremely fast with no noticeable wait times even with the fastest workers scanning many items.

    The displays on the Scanner are presented using emulation software that makes the scanner appear to the AS400 as a PC terminal.        (Back to Top)

     

     

    Island Pacific Interface     (Back)

    This system was programmed with interfaces From and To the SVI Island Pacific Retail System.

    • From IP 
      • Picking Slips are run normally, using whatever options are best for your organization.  The output of that program is used to create data in the RF System for Picking and Packing.
    • To IP 
      • Confirmations
        • When items are shipped a confirmation is sent to IP.
      • Discrepancies
        • Shortages that are discovered either during Picking or Packing are recorded in a file that the manager reviews as they occur.
        • The manager determines whether or not the items can be found.
          • If some or all of the shortages are Found, the manager would update the system with the amount found, and the item will re-appear on the Packers scanner to be Packed.
          • If the item can't be found the manager updates the screen to indicate that none could be found.
        • All items that were short are then sent to the IP System as a discrepancy.  Because of the manual search done on the spot for the material, companies may want to use IP so-called Method 2 to have the item finalized in the shortage store.  But, you can use IP-Method 3 to have the item re-cycle.
      • Control Numbers
        • Since the IP System is not involved in the process of Packing into Cartons, it assign control numbers with no regard for the actual cartons that were used.  The RF System updates the IP Control Numbers to reflect the proper box number, so that the store can properly acknowledge the material for each box.

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