This document describes the details of using specific E-WMS scenario
'Real-time replenishment', as introduced in E-WMS 408 with the new 'scenario'
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In release 408 the functionality of 'Real-time Replenishment' was added in
E-WMS. To enable this functionality a 'scenario' setting is available in menu
System, General, Settings, WMS Sales Order fulfilment.
This scenario assumes that you are replenishing based on sales- or production
order needs. If you want to replenish just based on minimum and maximum stock
levels configured per location, then there is no need to enable this scenario.
Benefits and specifics
Real-time Replenishment using scenario '1' offers following benefits, compared to the regular
replenishment- and orderpicking process:
When scenario '1' is active, a sales order picking advice has to exist (in
status 'advice' or 'picking'), before replenishment orders can be
generated. Generating the sales order picking advice can be done manually in
control center Sales order fulfillment, or by using the Autoqueue service for
sales orders. Replenishment (either through Control Center or by using
Autoqueue) then generates replenishment orders and picking advices based on the
existing sales order picking advices.
The sales order picking advice will already be based on the total available warehouse stock
per item, anticipating continuous real-time replenishment) in the same warehouse
as the order line, and the advised
picking location will always be the item main location. Only for order-specific
stock (see section 'Order specific circumstances' below), bulk locations near
the item main location will be advised.
The replenishment Autoqueue process keeps scanning whether there are new
replenishment requirements on the picking locations, based on physical
(=real-time and 'picked', not necessarily processed) stock, and will send these
new replenishment orders picking again. To avoid very small replenishment
orders, you can either set the Autoqueue service interval (see
TimerInterval) to a higher value than 10 seconds, or set the minimum stock
level for the picking locations to a low level.
Following license modules are required to be able to use real-time
Following preconditions apply with regard to settings and configuration.
Once the scenario setting has been configured to scenario '1',
settings will be disabled and applied automatically:
In this scenario, the following actions are performed by the Autoqueue
Autoqueue can also be used to automatically generate advices for sales orders
and send these picking, in that
case 'Use Autoqueue' has to be enabled in the WMS Sales Order fulfilment
When picking of the replenishment orders is done, these replenishment orders can be read back,
validated and processed. To automate these steps, the WMS Replenishment service
should be installed.
Order specific needs
Because in this scenario the WMS sales order advice logic creates the
replenishment order and picking advice, replenishment orders will only be
created when the sales order would be send picking under normal circumstances.
This means that only in this scenario, replenishment can support for instance
the WMS Sales order fulfilment
setting 'Check credit line'.
A sales order can require 'order-specific stock', which is one of following
In this scenario, order-specific stock is replenished to bulk locations which
allow breaking up, nearby the item main location. For this to work properly,
location distances have to be configured and the warehouse layout should
allow for these type of bulk location near the item main location.
In addition to above mentioned fixed functionality for this scenario, you
have following additional options:
this document for troubleshooting Replenishment.