Sterling Warehouse Management Solution (WMS) from Sterling Commerce reduces inventory and operational costs through the efficient execution of complex processes, inventory, and labor for a single warehouse or a distributed warehouse network of diverse facilities. The Sterling WMS now has two new modules available?the Resource Planning module and Activity Reporting Manager module.
The new Resource Planning module provides increased visibility into labor performance within the warehouse for improved operational productivity. The module helps companies manage demand variability by providing analytic capabilities that enable dynamic labor deployment. It verifies in real time if demands can be fulfilled with available capacity and, when capacity falls short, helps assign resources to cover the shortfall.
The Resource Planning module graphically depicts the balance of workload and resource availability and enables "what if" scenarios to help organizations manage demand variability, leading to on-time fulfillment and optimal resource utilization. In addition, it monitors activity with real-time views of operations, enabling continuous improvement for increased productivity.
The new Activity Reporting Manager module ensures accurate billing for tasks executed, enabling companies to understand the true cost to serve multiple clients or divisions. It is suited to companies that perform value-added services for clients, such as third-party logistics service providers or fulfillment houses, that desire an accurate tracking of their costs for billing purposes. The Activity Reporting Manager module is designed to help these companies understand the true cost of serving multiple clients or divisions.
Both the Resource Planning and Activity Reporting Manager modules can leverage labor standards available through the Productivity Manager module of Sterling WMS. This module has been enhanced to offer a new method for creating labor standard benchmarks. By creating a benchmark based on an analysis of historical task execution data instead of engineering standards, Productivity Manager provides labor benchmarks that can be implemented easily and kept current.
Company: Sterling Commerce
Company URL: www.sterlingcommerce.com