WISL Inventory Maintenance
Maintenance offers the capability for to optimize the use of warehouse facilities. Stock
transfer routines track product from the warehouse to the store or between stores.
Handheld data collection devices employing barcode technology are utilized to control
Facilities are included that
provide for periodic inventory audits . The audits can be performed as cycle counts or
full financial audits. In the case of both stock transfers and inventory audits,
transactions are stored in handheld scanning terminals and up-loaded through a PC
workstation to the inventory management system. WISL IM provides for reporting on the
inventory transactional data and integration with the inventory management system.
Server: Open Systems
- UNIX; AIX, Solaris
- Windows Server
- Linux; Redhat
Workstation: Text or GUI apps, anything that runs
AccuTerm terminal emulation ; text only apps, dumb terminal that emulates industry
standard term types
- Windows PC
- Thin client
- Various dumb terminals
RF terminals: Handheld or vehicle mount, may be
utilized. The user interface is text based and typically the manufacturer supplied
terminal emulation facilities are utilized.
Third Party Software
- IBMs UniVerse DBMS
- AccuSofts terminal emulation package
RF Data Collection and Barcode
WISL prefers to supply all RF data collection and
barcode printing hardware to insure compatibility with WISL software applications,
durability and ongoing support. WISL recommends Symbol for RF and Zebra for printing
Inventory Maintenance Scenario
- Product enters the warehouse from
manufacturing or vendor under the control of the Stock Transfer System.
- An output file from manufacturing
system or a procurement process can establish the stock transfer request record or it may
be initiated via clerical entry.
- The stock transfer request record
is used as the basis for picking a trip to be transferred to a warehouse. The picking
routine is run on a handheld data collection/scanning device running in batch mode.
- Upon arrival at the warehouse, a
routine utilizing a hand held data collection/scanning device controls the product storage
- A hand held based routine controls
the generation of stock transfers by trip.
- Transactions are uploaded from the
hand held data collection device and the inventory is maintained on the inventory