WISL Distribution Control

The WISL Distribution Control System directs the distribution of shipments from a dock location and provides an interface between order or shipment data base functions and distribution operations. It can accept input from an order entry system and allow the automatic generation of loading units and configuration of trips for truckload shipping. It also generates all shipment related documentation and automatically generates shipment status update records to corporate and customer information systems.

Platforms

Server: Open Systems

Workstation: Text or GUI apps, anything that runs AccuTerm terminal emulation ; text only apps, dumb terminal that emulates industry standard term types

Includes:

Third Party Software

WISL Software Modules

Minimum Configuration:

Auto Rating:

Warehouse Management:

Freight Audit:

Interactive Trip Modeling:

Installation Preparation

There are many files that must be established to accomplish the freight management activities performed by WDC. Most of these are maintained by the facilities of FAIS SI. They include the Carrier file, Customer(corporate structure) file, the Dealer(client customer) file and the SKU file. Some of these files may be partially maintained by ongoing imports from the corporate ERP system through WISL EDIL.

One of two key areas of focus in data base preparation for installation is the SKU file which must contain the typical descriptive and categorizing data attributes but each record must also be updated with data attributes specifically required for the freight management activities of WDC, these include dimension attributes(height, width and length) and storage/shipping unit data. The second area of focus is on the accuracy and completeness of shipping location data in the ERP customer file. Postal codes are necessary to perform the routing and rating integral to WDC.

If auto-rating is to be employed then carrier rate quotes and tariffs must be maintained(FAIS RM).

System Flow

Below is an overview of the main system flow of WDC. Third party software and other WISL modules are shown in brackets where they are utilized in the process.

Reporting