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Oracle WMS

Oracle WMS

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Published by: Pardha Saradhi Janyavula on May 30, 2011
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Oracle Warehouse Management

Dave Herring Lion Apparel, Inc. Daveh@lionapparel.com Brian Pellot Pelley Consulting, LLC Bpellot@earthlink.net


Project Status and Background WMS Basics LPN Concepts and Processing Task Processing Rules Engine Key Learnings Wrap-up

.Background and Project Status    100 years plus World s largest maker of protective clothing Turn-out gear. boots .. . helmets.

Configurator. WIP. AR and WMS Starting second round of system testing Planning to go-live March.Background and Project Status    Implementing OM. Quality. Cost. BOM. 2004 . Inventory.

Shipping.WMS Basics     WMS augments other modules functionality (Inv. Mobile Supply Chain Apps (MSCA) Handheld/RF ready interface . Quality) Additional responsibility and set of forms plus forms from the other modules Rules engine Core of WMS functionality Mobile Web Applications(MWA). WIP.

WMS Basics .MWA Mobile Web Applications Intended for handheld. RF devices Device Evaluation and Selection Many are portable PCs with other capabilities Easily integrated with flexible setups in the application .

WMS Basics .MWA Transactions entered through a Telnet session  Receiving/Putaway  Shipping  LPN transactions  Physical/Cycle Counting  Standard inventory transactions  WIP Moves and Material Transactions  Inquiry Screens .

MWA Data can be entered. scanned or selected. Think about the amount of information to be entered(keyed) through the handheld.WMS Basics . Subinventory Transfer .

etc. boxes in trucks Pack. tank. truck. crate. unpack Herring s law of packing (with regards to Newton) . pallet. boxes in boxes. consolidate. LPNs can contain other LPNs. basket. vat.LPN Concepts and Processing      License Plate Number unique identifier for a group of items/instances Like a box.

LPN Concepts and Processing Items Pack Consolidate Transfer the Truck LPN (one transaction) .

LPN Concepts and Processing Receive the Truck LPN (one transaction) Un-Pack Un-Pack .

pick Tasks assigned to WH resources (people and machines) Rules engine assigns correct task to correct resources .Task Processing    Tasks are actions performed in the warehouse. Putaway.

Task Processing Task List Pick 2 smiles Pick 3 circles Putaway LPN X Pick 4 bolts Resources Joe in a Forklift Rules Engine Alice on Foot Betty in Crane Task assignment. . progress and efficiency can be directed and monitored through a control board.

Task Processing Control Board used to monitor and manager tasks on the floor. .

Rules Engine   Core of WMS is the Rules Engine Drives the functionality .

Rules Engine Dave s first thoughts Rules. we don t need no stinking rules .

Strategies and Assignments to:      Assign Tasks Allocate Material to Move Order (pick waves) Assign Cost Groups (inventory accounting) Direct Putaways Drive label printing .Rules Engine  Uses Rules.

place in subinventory Bulk Frozen Goods Pick material for customer X from a Grade A lot Put internal order receipts in FG subinventories .Rules Engine  Example Rules    If item to be putaway has a category of Frozen Goods and is larger than 200lbs.

Rules Engine   This is very flexible but can be difficult to achieve the desired result Some programming experience is necessary .

.Rules Engine Example Rule: These quickly get complex and technical.

Key Learnings  WMS is fairly immature   Bugs Seemingly logical functionality is not available  Much of the functionality only available in MWA   LPNs Pick confirmation by tasks .

Key Learnings  Once you go WMS. Receiving must be done in MWA Cartonization Directed putaway by weight or volume  A Lot of Setup   . you have to use the WMS methods. Locator Control must be turned on Pick confirm must be manual and use tasks.     Cost groups they have to be used as assigned through the engine.

However. Some features are difficult to implement since all information must be entered through MWA .Key Learnings    Rules Engine requires functional and technical help Open interfaces do support much of the functionality for extensions. only briefly documented.

Questions ? .

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