SAP Business One is a powerful software that allows you to optimize your warehouse operations. The software manages inventory across multiple warehouses, provides timely delivery of goods, access to information in real-time, prevents shortages, and much more. Wisys is an ideal partner to help integrate SAP Business One into your warehouse operations.
It is almost impossible to run operations manually, especially in warehouses. For warehouses to be efficient, they must integrate software. SAP Business One is an ideal tool for calculating variances, tracking data, building records, and much more. Here are some ways SAP Business One can optimize your warehouse.
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Supports the multi-bin functionality
SAP Business One can perform both basic and advanced multi-bin functions. Distribution, storage, and identifying an item in multiple locations (bins) in the warehouse are fundamental functions. You can configure advanced features such as directed put-away, default bin location, replenishments, and auto allocation. Other features you can explore are:
- Setting specific restrictions on a given bin, for instance,
- Operating fly bin location transfers.
- Setting maximum and minimum bin location quantities
- Maintaining structures and segments of bin locations.
When managing operations in multiple warehouses, multi-bin functionality comes in handy. A few of the ways it does this are by grouping them into subzones, simplifying picking processes, setting allocation policies, and simplifying stock movement. In addition, it can support four sub-dimensions like zones, shelves, and area. SAP Business One can help create bin locations in the warehouse.
You can use bin attributes such as size, hazardous, frozen, and other user attributes to allocate individual bins. Locating bins through the software has become faster and more efficient. Companies can use the software to assign bin codes automatically. You can then easily track their location and manage the entire warehouse layout. Storing products efficiently in single or multiple bins makes them easy to retrieve.
Periodical Inventory tracking
Optimizing your warehouse processes is easy with inventory tracking. Utilizing inventory tracking reduces production costs by ensuring maximum output while minimizing inputs. You can track how inventory gets delivered, stored, and transported to the customer from the warehouse. It prevents instances of inventory theft or mismanagement in the warehouse, which could cause losses.
Periodical inventory tracking with SAP Business One gives real-time inventory information used in making managerial decisions. Processes such as cross-docking, deliveries, packaging, and storage, can be more efficient when real-time data on inventory tracking is accessible.
SAP Business One real-time information on warehousing can be accessible anywhere and anytime by the workers making it possible to operate warehouse procedures during off days such as public holidays.
Inventory tracking procedures with SAP Business One provides detailed data to optimize the storage of warehouse inventory in specific locations. Inventory tracking ensures materials get stored in the warehouse efficiently. It ensures you utilize the space in the warehouse efficiently to prevent congestion and wastage.
SAP Business One managed services provider facilitates periodical inventory tracking to track shipments. Most processes involve automation, reducing the possibility of human errors and inaccuracies. SAP Business One managed services provider ensures optimum customer satisfaction through effective inventory management.
Periodical inventory tracking helps in planning. All activities taking place in the warehouse need prior planning. Inventory tracking helps plan the next move in the supply chain of materials. Inventory tracking ensures no inventory is sitting in the warehouse and becomes obsolete. It keeps the merchandise moving with no overstocking or under-stocking instances.
Other processes periodical tracking helps to optimize in warehouses include:
- Utilization of serial and batch numbers
- Inventory transfer
- Inventory revaluation
Optimizes movement of stock
SAP Business One service management optimizes the movement of stock in the warehouse. It stops your warehouse from running out of items at the most opportune moment or from storing some products until they become obsolete. It manages the recording of receipts, issuing of goods, supplier’s catalog numbers, batch numbers, serial numbers, etc.
SAP Business One optimizes stock transfer from one warehouse to another efficiently. It ensures proficient material handling to avoid incidences of spoilage or wastage. The software can perform simultaneous operations, including integrating prices with individual items, updating inventory valuation, and much more. You can also make cycle counts while items are getting shipped. Performing several stock movement processes using the software helps achieve more efficiency in your warehouse operations.
Adjusting stock levels using the software helps keep your warehouse operations on track. It can generate forms for stocking for you to make purchases and deliver items to vendors or suppliers promptly. It displays data on initial quantities of goods, stock variations by item, warehouse, or custom-defined.
Picking and packing processes
Sap Business One helps optimize the picking and packing processes in the warehouse to improve your level of productivity. Pick and pack allows you to create pick lists quickly and pull items in inventory from the warehouses. It automates most processes on sales in the picking and packing transaction processes.
Sap Business One generates sales orders and reserves invoices in an orderly way. The software creates picking lists for packing items for shipment. It also produces delivery documents automatically for accurate record keeping. Once you have integrated the software into your warehouse functionalities, Wisys is an experienced service provider that can help you with sap service management.
Implementing the software in your warehouses will help ensure minimum material handling in your packing and picking procedures. It performs automated tasks on several operations in the packing and picking process to minimize manual labor or human interference.
Accounting management entails keeping financial records, allocation of prices of goods, processing payments, generating price lists, updating inventory accounts, etc. SAP Business One optimizes your warehouse functions through accounting management. It integrates several aspects of your business to create meaningful financial accounting data. It constantly synchronizes financial data from your warehouse operations to keep your records up to date.
The software values every stock movement, changes in stock prices, project costs, and much more. It ensures that your warehousing operations are on a budget and all operational charges can get accounted for automatically in the system. The software produces accounts payable invoices automatically from purchase orders or receipts for goods.
It also optimizes other fundamental accounting processes such as bank reconciliation, sales automation, customer management, financial reporting, and much more. It helps improve financial management by improving margins and reducing errors to guide your warehouse towards more profitable decisions.
The software allows you to manage fixed assets, budget flow, and cash flows. You can easily track how transactions occur in the warehouse to prevent mismanagement and embezzlement of funds and warehouse resources.
SAP Business One managed services provider has a reliable ATP (Available-to-promise) functionality. The ATP function takes into considerations items moving out of your warehouse for sale or transfers, including
- Production orders
- Requests on an inventory transfer
- Positive quantity of sales orders
- Negative quantity on purchase orders
- Positive quantity on account receivable reserve
- Negative quantity on accounts payable reserve
SAP Business One ensures timely ATP checks for more efficiency in the warehouse. You can customize your delivery options by proposing new delivery schedules, controlling the delivery quantity, rescheduling delivery on the fly, and much more. The ATP functionality ensures real-time visibility of the stock at hand to ensure timely delivery of goods to customers for optimal customer satisfaction.
Bills of Materials and management of production orders
SAP Business One optimizes bill of materials (BOM) and order management in your warehouse. SAP Business One service management has been made possible by Wisys which is a great partner in implementing SAP Business One in your warehouse systems. Bills of materials help in streamlining warehouse processes by availing goods for production. Management of BOMS is critical for sales, manufacturing, and assembly.
As the product structure becomes clearly defined, BOMs help generate production orders. It ensures accurate allocation of resources, such as raw materials, sub-components, and parts. SAP Business One helps in the generation of BOMs for warehouses.
It can initiate and track the movement of materials involved in production. In this case, a production order can get released on the shop floor, and SAP Business One can automatically issue transactions for the components required to manufacture the parts. SAP Business One can enable documentation of the price, quantity, and material needed for the manufacturing process. The software automatically adds the required materials to the issued work orders. It can also be suitable for recording the equipment capacity of the BOM used in the production orders. It generates various BOMs for your warehouse including, template BOMs, assembly BOMs, and production BOMs.
Material requirement Planning
SAP Business One optimizes the material requirement planning (MRP) for warehouses. Material requirement planning helps in forecasting and predicting trends in demand. It allows production planning in multilevel production processes. The software uses wizard-based features to specify timelines, data, and stock used in planning. The data collected helps the software make recommendations on the material needs of the warehouse.
SAP Business One uses data from various sources to get a clear picture of the demand in the supply chain. The data collected can include:
- Inventory data
- Bills of materials
- Demand from forecasted and actual orders
- Purchase orders
- Input from production schedules
The software can auto-generate production schedules and purchase orders based on material requirement planning. SAP Business One considers several demand and supply sources to optimize MRP purchasing recommendations. Some of the sources include:
- Planned orders for production
- Master data
- Minimum stock levels
- Actual sale orders
- Open purchase orders
SAP Business One helps generate reliable MRP results and recommendations that you can easily filter, drill down the information, and edit individual lines of purchase order quantities. MRP can run anytime to be used in modeling to help optimize warehousing activities.
You can choose from various warehouse reporting formats in SAP Business One. Among these are PDF, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel. It has an interactive drill-down functionality that allows you to click through relevant data while viewing generated reports. SAP Business One optimizes warehouse reporting by providing easy access to detailed data on stock valuation, inventory transactions, inventory counts, and material requirements for effective decision making.
The software can also generate reports on real-time data, which you can access on the dashboard or other reporting formats. You can run intensive data analysis from SAP Business One reports within seconds. It integrates other reporting features to enable you to run what-if scenarios by leveraging the Microsoft Excel interface.
It also includes the SAP Crystal Reports Software to generate comprehensive reports for your warehouse production and management needs. You can also use the Sap HANA version of Sap Business One to generate your reports.
SAP Business One optimizes critical warehouse operations for the success of your business. You can use SAP Business One to automate most warehouse processes to increase the level of productivity and efficiency in your warehouse. Our experts can help you integrate SAP Business One in your warehouse so that you can optimize warehouse processes today. Call us or visit our website to learn more.