CitiXsys, a leading provider of software solutions for the Retail and Wholesale Distribution Supply Chain, today announced that the Warehouse Management and Inventory Pro solutions will now support the latest Radio Frequency (RF) technology. Featuring best-in-class performance and usability, these solutions can be implemented across a variety of industries including manufacturing facilities, warehouse and supply chain industries.
CitiXsys Warehouse Management (WM) solution is a complete scalable and flexible Warehousing solution which can be integrated on real time with SAP ERP system. The Warehouse Management solution helps manage and track the movement of inventory from receiving to shipping and dramatically cut warehouse costs by eliminating paper work and costly shipping errors. The Inventory Pro solution is an efficient Inventory Management solution designed specifically for companies managing light transactional volumes. The Inventory Pro solution is for businesses that do not need the sophistication of an advanced warehouse management and distribution system but need the efficiency of managing inventory with features like Bin Location, Unit of Measure and Available to Promise.
The Warehouse Management solution can be a source of significant competitive advantage to any distributor as it encompasses the day-to-day transactions that run a warehouse with fully integrated data collection technologies, such as bar code scanning, bar code printing, and wireless mobile data collection. The WM solution is implemented with automatic data collection in the form of radio-frequency (RF) portable terminals with bar code scanners. The solution can be accessed from a RF hand-held device and supports multiple RF Hardware Platforms including Symbol Technologies and Zebra.
RF integration with WM solution provide users the option to use RF and manage their warehouse in a much more efficient way as it saves time, eliminates the use of paper and increases the accuracy in performing day to day warehouse activities. Paperless techniques are more flexible than batch, paper systems and when coupled with bar code scanning offers more accuracy. There are currently 10 modules (Receiving, Inventory, Order Fulfillment, Put Away, Intra Warehouse Movement, Cycle Count, Build Pallet, Replenishment and Shipping) which are integrated with RF. Also, users will now not have to buy separate SAP licenses for their warehouses but install only CitiXsys WM solution licenses.
The RF enabled Inventory Pro (IP), an Inventory Management solution from CitiXsys, facilitates the use of multiple Unit of Measures (UoM) assigned to the items, which in turn updates the stock accordingly. The user can do the receiving, put away, picking and intra warehouse bin movement by scanning the alternate Unit of Measure (UoM) of the items ensuring that the corresponding stock gets updated. The RF user can receive items into inventory by purchase order, pick sales orders, move items from bin to bin, and ship confirm an order. RF works on barcodes and barcodes are generated using Zebra Programming language 2. Barcodes are printed by using zebra printers and various formats are available for printing item labels, UoM labels, bin location labels and shipment labels.
"These RF enabled solutions will enable managers and supervisors to capture WMS Operations, inventory and other information, run most Windows CE desktop applications and send transaction information to the ERP with the touch of a button", says David Eubanks, Head - Product Definition Group at CitiXsys.
Once activated, the RF handheld Inventory Pro can be used to process and record the movement of items across the warehouse using various procedures of scanning item and bin barcodes. The RF user can scan the bar codes in the labels of item code, its alternate UoM codes, serial & batch numbers and bin codes; provided the barcodes are unique in nature for RF to read.
The main USP of the RF enabled Inventory Pro is now users can collect data out of the network, store the information on their wireless device and upload the data to the system at a later time when they return back to their office. This RF enabled IP product takes the power of your SAP ERP system out of the warehouse and into the field with or without network connectivity.
"There has been an overwhelming demand for the RF enabled WMS and IP solutions from our sales channel and our Partners. Very recently, we have implemented the RF supported Inventory Pro solution for our client Magdalene in the UK. The increasing interest and support of CitiXsys' products continue to demonstrate our leadership in providing customers the broadest range of high performing Wholesale and Distribution solutions in the Supply Chain domain," says Duncan Wyeth, Vice President of Global Field Operations at CitiXsys.
CitiXsys (citixsys.com) is a leading provider of software products in the Retail and Wholesale Distribution Supply Chain domain. CitiXsys provides a series of cross industry and industry-specific software solutions to help businesses meet their changing needs. The organization's success is reflected in delivering solutions that offer security, reliability, availability and performance. CitiXsys also provides implementation, integration and customization services to its partners and customers worldwide.
CitiXsys' clients include globally recognized companies like Swarovski Optik, Greiche & Scaff, Britannia, Wellborn Cabinet, Inc., Biotique, Colio Wines, Reeves, Margaret Howell, Respronics, Walrus Brands, Nestle Australia Ltd, Boss & Co, Alcan and many more.
CitiXsys is the recipient of the SAP Pinnacle Award 2008, a global recognition given by SAP to its most valued partners. CitiXsys received this award in the SME Global Innovation Partner category. In 2007, CitiXsys was awarded the ISV Partner Sales Excellence Award for Revenue and in 2006 the ISV Solution Partner Quality Excellence Award by SAP America, Inc., a subsidiary of SAP AG. The company has its corporate headquarters in New York City and offices in the U.S, Canada, U.K, Australia and India.
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