Introducing Dynamics Advanced Warehouse Management

Dynamics Advanced Warehouse Management empowers you to gain a competitive advantage in logistics.

Easily harvest from the Warehouse Management (WHS) module of Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations!

Though the standard WHS module is very flexible in nature, it is still a challenge to depict processes regarded as common logistical practice. Examples are smart put-away locations, paperless cluster picking, and optimal flow through the packing station.

A genuine challenge arises when trying to obtain a real-time overview of total aggregated open picking work or answer a question like: can we complete the whole order in time to meet the shipment deadline?

Dynamics Advanced Warehouse Management adds crucial business logic and reflects the experience and best practices from industrial engineering and management perspective. It is packed with extensive functionality for warehouse process planning, execution, monitoring, analysis, and logistical decision support.

Dynamics Advanced Warehouse Management is available for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations.

Benefits

01

Improved Overview

of open work and estimated time to complete

02

Optimal replenishment

supported by a smart put away strategy

03

Paperless cluster picking

done the advanced and smart way

04

Picking costs reduction

by 10-20% using picking list route optimization algorithms

05

Pallet space calculation

forecast and ABC optimization

06

Insight into required worker capacity

in the coming weeks

Dashboards & Added Value

Logistics is all about priorities. Real-Time insight on the amount of actual and expected work in a warehouse is crucial for planning and prioritization of tasks. The warehouse dashboard visualizes the open lines, hours and areas without current worker activity. Per wave, the estimated completion time is displayed and the warehouse manager can monitor at one glance that all shipments will be loaded in the truck on time.

Warehouse Processes

Easy replenishment starts with bulk storage near the fixed pick location, especially for those items with a high cubic velocity. Advanced Warehouse Management can find the nearest suitable location automatically. The travel distances through the warehouse aisles are not longer than necessary. Dynamic replenishment is added to replenish to empty locations and avoid the timing issues of too early replenishing (items do not fit on location), or too late replenishment (picker has to wait) that could burden the operation.

Picking Route Optimization & Clustering

Academic and field studies report that 60% or more of the logistical costs in a warehouse tend to be picking related. Dynamics Advanced Warehouse Management reduces traveling distance in a warehouse by applying two heuristics that determine an alternative pick sequence: Largest gap and Aisle by Aisle. The best alternative is selected automatically. Depending on the situation, savings up to 10-20% of picking time is possible.

Analyze the Past & Forecast the Future

In Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, the Warehouse management module collects a lot of data like estimated and actual time per work line. Unfortunately, this information is not easy to analyze using standard screens, and the displayed data is also not combined with other data sources such as master planning or ABC frequency. Dynamics Advanced Warehouse Management goes beyond these limitations and combines the fore mentioned standard data with enhanced functionality.

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