Complex products in WebWMS

Complex products in WebWMS it is another smart feature that I implement in WMS solution. Complex products mean a product which is compose by other stock products based on a recipe.  For example: you have wine and water in your portfolio and you want to create a promotion 1 bottle of wine with 2 bottles of water. This is a complex product in WebWMS and you crate based on the receipt. WebWMS allows you to create as many complex products as you need.

Why complex products it is a smart feature and how it works?

In WebWMS once you create a complex product this product is treat like a new product with all normal product characteristics or you can split each complex product in his component product. When you receive a selling order and you transform this selling order into picking order WebWMS allows you to choose if you pick complex product as a product or you can split complex products into his component products and the picker receive the order as you decide.

More than that when you create picking order in WebMWS and you choose to split complex products into component products WebWMS check if you have enough quantity in stock for each component products (based on the recipe) and lets you to create order only if you have enough stock (it is a algorithm that calculates this taking in consideration stock quantity and reserved quantity for each products). If you do not have enough available quantity in stock for one of the component products WebWMS tell you this and you have the possibility to correct this to allows you to create the picking order.

This feature it is very useful for FMCG company or manufacturing company. This feature allows you to keep the same record into the WebWMS solution and also in the ERP solution because all the information it can be transmitted bi-direction between WebWMS and ERP solution.

I had many other smart features implements in WebWMS and I will describe this in the future posts.

Price comparation between WebWMS and other WMS solution

In this article I want to present you a price comparison between WebWMS and other WMS solution. I will compare all the price between the solution for you because I want to have a clear view of all operation and cost involved into this process. I help companies to implement more WMS solution in the past and I realize that some of the clients do not know all the steps and all the points where is necessary to focus in this implementation process.

I hope after you read this articles to have a clear vies of the operations and the costs associate with every operations and with all process. We made the calculation for a medium warehouse with 10 people and all the costs are in USD.

Also, this article it is useful because it shows you where is the point where it is necessary to negotiate and have more attention than normal because it is a “delicate” situation in that points.

Steps WebWMS Other WMS solution Total cost WebWMS Total cost other  WMS solution Remarcs
License WMS 0 Between 1500 si 2800 USB /user 0 15000-28000
Implementation 6000 12000 – 28000 6000 12000 – 28000
Server 1200 1200 – 2800 1200 1200 – 2800
Server License 0 600 – 1200 0 600 – 1200 WebWMS works on Linux
Database license 0 600 – 1200 0 600-1200
Scan equipment 800 USD/user 800-2300 USD/uzer 8000 8000-23000 for 10 users
Bar code printer 2300 2300 2300 2300 average 2 bar code printer
Communication cost 7-20USD/month/user (if you choose GSM data transfer if you choose wireless the cost is the same) 4800-7200 70-200 USD/month 4800-7200 WebWMS work in any condition it is not require expensive access points or other network infrastructure. This is happens because WebWMS is a web solution and it can use GSM data to work without any special requirements (3G network is enough to work fine)
App for mobile 0 0-6000 0 0-6000 This costs depends on the terminal, old terminal use Windows as a operating system and requires license for each terminal. New terminal use android, and for windows WMS based solution it is necessary to develop an app to use android terminal, Android terminal is cheaper, more reliable and most important thing is that people will accept more easy because they already use a Android mobile phone.
Cost for migrate to other future mobile platform 0 0-6000 0 0-6000 WebWMS can work with any platform and any device as time as the device can have a modern web browser
Request for change costs (RFC) 0-8000 (we limit this amount by contract) 12000-36000 0-8000 10000-30000 We limit this cost because we want that you have the warranty of final cost of the project. Other competitors can’t limit this.
Accommodation and transport for consultants 0-2400 0-10000 0-2400 0-10000
Implementation time 20-40 days 90-180 days
Total 17500-7000 * 53900-145500
Yaerly maintenance costs 0-2000 4500-12000

 

  • We must take in consideration also the communication montly costs

What is more important than the money, for my point of view it is the implementation process and this step can made the difference between a success project or unsuccessful project. For us WMS solution it is a tool to help company to optimize their warehouse operations, this is one of the reason that we offer free this solution, because we are logistic consultants not software reseller. We use WMS like an optimization tools.

For sure the price it is an advantage of WebWMS but another advantage is that you can test the solution before you buy it so you will know from the beginning what you buy and if the solution fits your expectation or not. You can do real life test of the WebWMS any time that you want because full standard solution is here: http://logistic-specialist.ro/webwms .

If you have more questions or if you want a test please cotact me at Robert [at] freewms.eu .

Multi-order picking in WebWMS

multi-order picking
multi-order picking

We implement in WebWMS smart feature (multi-order picking) which help you to optimize your business and reduce picking time and also the cost of operation. One of the feature that we implement in WebWMS is multi order picking.

What means that and how it works?

Practical situation reveals 3 ways to do picking:

  • One order picking. This is the normal picking situation: a picker takes an order and go to pick each products of that order. He goes to each location take the quantity of that products and then goes to second location and so on till finish the order. At the end he will have one box (or pallet) with all the products that it is in that order. WebWMS support this feature
  • Consolidate picking. This means that 2 or multiple orders is consolidating in one single “order” and the same product from different order will be cumulated into new order (in practical situation multiple order is cumulated for a route for example). That means that the picker has a single order and picked the same product cumulated. At the end he will have a box (or a pallet) with all the products. The driver loads this order and when he goes to clients he split, in the car each client’s order for the consolidated order. Also, WebWMS support this features like any other solutions. This picking method saves time on picking but increase delivery time because the driver must select products for each order in the car before delivery.
  • Multi-order picking. For my point of view this is the most efficient way of picking. 2 ore more multiple order are associate into a multi-order picking. For example, 2 orders it is associate into a multi-order. Picker goes with 2 separate boxes (or pallets), each for each order and goes to a location WMS solution tell him how many products to pick for each order and in witch box to put that product (each box is associated with an order of the beginning of the picking process). In this way you can pick multiple orders in the same time, save a lot of time and money. WebWMS support this advance feature and you can pick 2 more orders in the same time (it is not limited the number of order that you can associate in to the multi-order). Not many WMS solution from the market have this complex and advance feature and if they have implement this feature this costs a lot of money and in contrast this feature you can have it from free in WebWMS, because WebWMS is free software solution.

We implement many features that helps you to optimize your business and warehouse operations and I will describe each of this feature in the future posts. Because of this kind of feature, I consider WebWMS one the smartest solution in the market and combine this with low implementation price it makes WebWMS the best solution for your business.

Because of the way that we think WebWMS it is very easy to integrate WebWMS with pick by light or pick by voice solution and add more functionality to the solution.

We implement all this feature because we are business consultants and we help our clients to optimize their logistic business and we put in this WMS solution all my experience in consulting. That’s way WebWMS is different from other solution and that way we can provide you more value than other competitors.