Warehouse Manager 200

The Datalinx Warehouse Manager 200 application is a purpose built warehouse management system for the Sage 200 financials and commercials suite of software.

Building on Datalinx’s extensive experience of designing and delivering warehouse management systems to a wide range of businesses, Warehouse Manager 200 (WHM200) utilises the latest technology and the Sage 200 environment to be a fully embedded application for Sage 200. This has resulted in a dedicated Sage 200 Warehouse Manager module that is approvd an certified by Sage and ensures that the deployment of the Datalinx Warehouse Mager 200 application follows the business rules and configuration of a Sage 200 installation.

Datalinx first provided integrated warehousing solutions for the Sage 200 suite in 2006 and from this time Datalinx have been committed to delivering and enhancing the application to work with the latest versions of the product and continue to extend functionality to meet specific clients’ requirements.

Due to unique integration and embedding of the Datalinx system within Sage 200, all areas of the business whether viewing through Datalinx Warehouse Manager 200 or Sage see the same information.

All warehouse transactions carried out via Warehouse Manager and the wireless hand helds are Sage aware, and equally any transactions carried out in Sage are Warehouse Manager 200 aware.

Warehouse Manager 200 (WHM200) builds on the fundamental inventory management control available within Sage 200 to deliver warehouse specific functionality. This can be categorised into four key areas of operations within a warehouse:

  • Inbound
  • Outbound
  • Transfers
  • Counts

The Datalinx WHM200 system delivers complex functionality and major gains in efficiency through the use of barcodes and wireless hand held devices. These are the warehouse operative primary “tool” to interact with the system, and are linked through a wireless “backbone” to provide real-time data transfer of warehouse transactions directly into Sage 200, significantly reducing picking errors and improving the overall efficiency of the warehouse.

Inbound

Introduction of the Datalinx Warehouse Manager 200 application at the inbound process delivers the ability to rapidly and accurately receive stock, instantly making stock balance changes available to relevant users. It ensures that the business rules and processes required by Sage 200 are followed and form a fundamental part of the system.

Inbound transactions occur at any time when stock or raw materials arrive at the warehouse. This may be against Sage 200 purchase orders, works order receipts, stock returns or stock arriving without a corresponding Sage 200 transaction.

To achieve accurate stock levels within the warehouse, it is critical that all inbound receipts are captured and recorded into the warehouse system.

This is a standard functionality within the Datalinx Warehouse Manager 200; capturing not only quantities but where required SSCC codes, batch and serial numbers, best before dates etc, the corresponding Sage 200 transaction records are updated and where required product can be labelled with this information.

Outbound

Typically stock is moved outbound against Sales or Works Orders, however for those using Sage Project Accounting, standard software within Datalinx Warehouse Manager allows stock to be issued, whether Sales, Works or Project Ordered. A given pick can be completed by one or many pickers and an option to wave pick is available. Standard functionality also includes full batch traceability or the ability to just record serial numbers on dispatch.

During a sales order pick, the Datalinx Warehouse Manager 200 application can “re-allocate” stock to sales orders based on a number of ” warehouse specific” criteria, such as:

  • Pick from a single batch
  • Only pick orders where all lines can be fulfilled
  • Pick from the fewest bins
  • Pick based upon “Active Life On Receipt” ¬†ALOR

This ability to re-allocate stock based on picking rules and customer requirements delivers a unique level of flexibility in a Sage 200 environment. Where packing benches and in particular wave picking is deployed, facilities exist to check and confirm the pick prior to despatch.

The outbound movement of stock from a business is often the most complex area of any warehouse implementation. Datalinx provide a highly versatile tool set to help facilitate ease of implementation, product and pallet labelling to SSCC and GS1 standards and a courier interface for the final stage of dispatch.