Maximize Use of Resources, People, Inventory, Technology and Space
Customized to Support Your Business
Whatever makes your operations unique, Aptean WMS captures that data and incorporates it into system tables and business rules, adapting to your operational environment. Our warehouse management system enforces your processes and procedures on the warehouse floor while allowing for that essential flexibility that makes your business exceptional.
Real-Time Visibility and Tracking
As soon as you log into Aptean WMS, you’ll have an immediate view of your entire supply chain. Whether it’s outbound orders, employee utilization, or storage capacity, you’ll see what matters to you on a fully configurable, easy-to-read dashboard. Easily drill down to get a closer look at what’s going on in real time or track performance metrics against goals at any time.
In contrast to inflexible, legacy WMS software, Aptean’s cloud warehouse management system offers a next-generation platform that’s easier to use, easier to understand, easier to upgrade and easier to integrate. A sleek, modern interface and intuitive design make Aptean WMS simple for every user to learn and start using quickly.
Seamless Mobility and Integration
The Aptean WMS system can be used on virtually any mobile device, including Android, iOS or Windows. Employees anywhere in the warehouse can access the system, receive alerts and track how they are performing against their goals—all from a familiar, user-friendly device. The solution also integrates with existing systems and offers painless upgrades for a minimal IT footprint.
Our Cloud Warehouse Management System Features
Pre-Receiving and Receiving
Aptean WMS Inbound provides instant visibility into your inventory—even before it arrives at the receiving dock—and direct-to-system data capture to improve inventory life cycle planning, space utilization and employee productivity. Inbound gives you control over pre-receipt processes with support for advanced shipping notice (ASN) and electronic data interchange (EDI), and enables both planned and unplanned receipt in real-time via bar-coding or RFID and mobile scanners.
The Aptean WMS Putaway feature supports both directed and on-demand stock putaway. Leveraging inventory demand and requirements data, it intelligently directs task interleaving and guides employees along the optimal travel path, reducing non-productive travel time and decreasing inventory touches. The system also efficiently manages planned and unplanned returns, including return merchandise authorizations (RMA), return goods authorizations (RGA) and return authorizations (RA).
With Aptean WMS Order Management, warehouse managers can see in real-time what work is pending, sort and allocate it for optimal workflow and continuously monitor picking progress. Orders can be received through a web browser or a host order interface and a flexible review process helps managers quickly identify and group orders that need immediate attention—controlling order release, work organization on the warehouse floor and pick assignment. If item demand exceeds on-hand quantity, the system’s fill analysis tool notifies managers and prompts for direction on how to handle the exception.
Picking and Packing
Aptean WMS Outbound streamlines picking and packing processes, reducing order cycle fulfillment time and minimizing errors. The system provides a range of system-validated picking options, determining the optimal pick sequence with serpentine routing to reduce non-productive travel time. Visual dashboards give managers real-time visibility into order/wave status, pending work and employee productivity. The system’s packing tools also provide complete control over order packing and offer systematic pack verification to eliminate manual checking against packing lists.
Aptean cloud WMS provides a single point of access for all your shipping requirements and offers automated generation of industry-compliant shipping documents and labels. This helps you standardize and stabilize the shipping process in your facilities and manage communications between your warehouse and your shipping carriers. These improved efficiencies enable shipping associates to focus on moving product without getting bogged down in time-consuming data entry.
Work center tools in Aptean WMS deliver real-time visibility into all of your inventory, regardless of the location of the materials, status or number of facilities. The system’s dynamic view of inventory enables warehouse managers to track multi-level bills of material (BOMs), subcomponents and finished goods at the piece-, case-, pallet- and job-level. Aptean WMS also provides full production support for value-added activities like prebuilt and on-demand kitting, assembly and disassembly as well as repack, relabel, retail displays and personalization and customization requirements.
Aptean WMS offers continuous visibility and control over inventory quantity, status and location. The system leverages built-in business logic and algorithms along with user-configurable settings to help you easily determine the most efficient, cost-effective placement and movement of inventory through your warehouse. Aptean WMS also efficiently manages lot control and serialization, supports FEFO (first expiry first out) and FIFO (first in first out) removal strategies, triggers primary pick replenishments, segregates inventory according to ABC analysis, assigns cycle counting and manages physical inventory counts.
Aptean WMS extends management reach to the farthest corners of your distribution facility, enabling warehouse managers to actively engage, monitor and measure associates. System-directed task scheduling enables optimal distribution of work, and interactive dashboards with powerful, real-time labor analytics help managers track and compare employee performance. Managers can also issue alerts and notifications to workers in the warehouse to redirect staff, materials and equipment in response to changing demand requirements. To improve employee accountability, Aptean WMS automatically records an audit trail that documents the employee who packed each order, when it was packed and the contents of each carton.
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