Modula WMS Base is considered our entry level package and is bundled with a Modula purchase; it is suitable for the management of one or more warehouses.
This package can manage a maximum of 3 users (i.e. 3 PCs) and 2 clients.
This package supports:
• Item register management
• Warehouse locations management using a graphical tool
• Materials handling management through pick/put orders
• Materials handling management through immediate requests
• User management with three levels of access
• Management of physical inventories of the warehouse
• Manual import/export data exchange system with the client's ERP of fixed format ASCII files
• Advanced security management with restricted access to specific items and trays based on user's role
The most complete package for warehouse management. All the functionalities of the Base package, plus many others.
• Automatic item-compartment allocation and dynamic location management
• Lot and serial number management
• Full management with custom tracking of automatic import/export in ASCII, ODBC, Excel and Xml file formats
• Management of free or tabled sub-codes
• Material status management
• Pack type management
• Expiration date management
• Advanced user management; configuration of enabled procedures for each individual user
• Material management by FIFO or by sub-code priority (e.g. picking can be performed giving priority to the lowest and therefore the oldest lot code)
• Justification management for immediate requests
STATISTICAL ANALYSIS and CUSTOM REPORTS
• Full management of warehouse statistics
• Customization of print reports via print management tool
• Customization of printed label layout using dedicated tools
Modula Driver allows high-level warehouse management by way of movement orders (pick, replenish or inventory). These orders are typically sent via an intermediate data base or text file: basically, lists of trays to be moved with the associated picking data.
Modula Driver does not manage item registries, stock and item storage locations (compartment), these being delegated to the company ERP, but it ensures that the HOST system knows the precise location of the items to picked or replenished. For each operation, the host sends the information pertaining to the tray (Loading Unit) to be moved, and the Driver simply transfers the data. When the Driver receives the request from the ERP, the operator, from the Modula console, can view the orders that have arrived and decide which to execute. On the Modula console, in the picking page, the operator can view the data of each operation; once completed, operations must be confirmed immediately.
The operator can only vary the confirmed quantity if the need changes or if there is not a sufficient quantity of the material available. Once the order is complete, Modula Driver can send the result of the movement to the ERP, which resumes control and proceeds with its own workflow.
This system can manage:
• Order preparation bays (with the possible addition of the Put to Light accessory)
• Warehouse historic/statistical data
Modula Link is a software tool that enables an external Host System to control at low level a group of LIFT OS units using a set of commands managed via communication on a TCP/IP channel socket. Modula LINK is the communications server: it opens a TCP port (configurable) and waits to receive commands; when it receives a valid command from the external Host System, it manages it and responds. Modula Link can be configured to manage commands from a single client (Mono-Client Communication) or from several clients (Multi-Client Communication).
When the Host System needs to call a tray, it uses the appropriate command. The moment the tray is ready in the bay, Modula informs the ERP, which proceeds with the operation and, on completion sends a command to return the tray to its location. Modula receives only one call tray request, the console shows the tray is ready, but does not inform the operator; it is the job of the ERP to inform the operator of the activities to carry out and asks for confirmation of the action.
Typically the picking tool used is an RF terminal, an external PC being less common. With precise, real-time control of the warehouse, there is a series of advanced logistic functionalities with which the ERP may be equipped.