What is E-WMS?
Using E-WMS, as addition to Exact Globe Next, you can guide,
standardize and register the logistical process in your warehouse or
For orders to pick, like sales orders, production
materials or stock replenishment orders (see below), E-WMS can generate an
intelligent and efficient picking list.
This picking list, or picking advice:
The usage of E-WMS will be a basis in the logistical processes. Through this
standardization, the logistical processes will become transferable, controllable,
predictable and provide insight in the processes.
E-WMS knows two basic user interfaces: software on the mobile device, and
back-office screens integrated in Exact Globe Next. These back-office screens
can be divided into management screens (Control Centers) and reporting screens.
The control centers are intended to manage the workload on the mobile devices,
and to optionally authorize and process scanned transactions by a manager. As
pointed out earlier, this part can also be automated by using the E-WMS
services, both for automatically sending orders picking, and for automatic
processing of scanned transactions.
E-WMS supports following processes:
SKU Management is optional E-WMS functionality (except for last two
above mentioned modules), offering the possibility to create and use an extra
stock unit in the warehouse: the SKU (Stock Keeping Unit). This can be a pallet,
box, big bag or any other unit containing a specific quantity of single units.
This SKU will get a unique number ('license plate'), which can be used in E-WMS
scanning processes. In processes like stock transfers or order picking, one scan
suffices to complete the transaction, since all information about the stock is
already linked to the SKU number: location, item, batch number or serial
numbers, and quantity.
A SKU could also be seen as a 'mobile warehouse location'.
E-WMS Lite differs from E-WMS I, as it is intended for companies with
less complex warehouse situations. The main differences are the supported
logistical processes (Sales orders fulfillment, Purchase orders receipts and
Counts), the limited support of warehouse locations, and the limited number of
E-WMS settings allowing to configure the E-WMS processes. Less settings makes it
also less complex to implement E-WMS Lite.
E-WMS offers integration with labeling software 'BarTender'. This means
that labels can be printed automatically as part of an E-WMS process step.