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SIMMS 2014’s Item Fulfillment

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SIMMS 2014’s Fulfillment Module gives you dynamic order fulfillment capabilities in one easy-to-use window that shows you customer order demand details along with current stock status so you can then decide what gets picked, transferred from an alternate location in order to fill demand from another location, and what gets invoiced using a process called “Recalculate Fill Quantity” (the fill quantity is the item’s quantity on a sales order).

You can bulk-select all orders that can be fulfilled or just hand pick select items. You can easily group or modify what gets displayed in the grids as well as customize what columns get displayed helping you view the results in a simple window for easier usage.

You can by-pass the Replenishment Module and generate your purchase orders for your shortages directly from the Fulfillment Module, thus giving you not only sales but purchasing functionality all in one simple-to-use form.

You can also take advantage of the following features:

Fill Quantities
Fill quantities can be reset to zero, or automatically filled (using available stock). Users can manually enter only the quantities they need, saving investment in stock that would just sit in the warehouse unused. Fill quantities can be recalculated at any time, and batch numbers for fill quantities are displayed.

Invoice Creation
Invoices, featuring selected or all fulfillment items, can be generated. Items already – or partially – invoiced are displayed.

Item Transfers Automation
The Fulfillment Manager will remind you that you have stock in other locations and ask if you want an automated transfer to take place to move them into the location required for the fulfillment of the order.

Order Selection
Orders can be filtered by customer, item category, item, or all orders can be displayed (which are then sorted by their transaction order number).

Purchase Order Creation
Purchase orders can be created for unavailable stock involved in the fulfillment process, either an item at a time, or as the batch of required items. Quantities of items already on purchase orders are displayed, helping the user to avoid duplicate orders for the required goods.

Stock Picking
Comprehensive picking lists can be generated once select quantities have been either manually or automatically selected.

Inventory Lead Times

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Lead time is the amount of time from the point at which you determine the need to order to the point at which the inventory is on hand and available for use. Accurate lead times are crucial in safety stock/reorder point calculations. If your forecasted demand during is 5 units per day and your lead time is 10 days your lead time demand would be 50 units. Accurate lead times should include manufacturer’s or supplier’s lead times, and should include time required to start the purchase order/work order processes (which include time needed for approval steps, supplier notification time, and the processing time for both receipt of goods and inspections for quality).

Most businesses examine their own demand fluctuations and assume that there is not enough consistency to predict future variability. They then fall back on the trial-and-error guesstimates or the over-simplified half-of-lead-time usage method to manage their safety stock. Unfortunately, these methods prove to be less than effective in determining optimal inventory levels for many operations. Therefore, if your goal is to reduce inventory levels but maintain or improve levels of service you need to give more detailed calculations a trial run. If there were a comprehensive method that worked for everyone, then it would be easier, but every business or industry includes variables that a single model cannot appreciate.

Much thought and planning can go into the timelines you wish to establish as lead times for your vendors. SIMMS Inventory Management software provides great diversity and considers that reorder points and lead time are most often specifically different for each of your locations/branches and that one vendor may have very specific delivery needs for a wide array of their materials. Analytical reports within SIMMS enable you to track the tendencies and will provide information you need to consider changing vendors for your most-needed items.

Visit www.simmssoftware.com or email sales@kcsi.ca for more information today.

SIMMS’ Fulfillment Module Keeps Customers Satisfied

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The Fulfillment Module was designed to work in conjunction with the Replenishment Module. Once a purchase order has been generated for the stock required to fill sales orders and the purchase order has been approved and received, the sales order is then listed in the Fulfillment Module waiting for the order to be picked and invoiced. Here the user can process all items on a sales order into an invoice or invoice individual items on a sales order. Also, the user has the option to invoice individual sales orders or automatically invoice all sales orders. This process is called “Recalculate Fill Quantity” (the fill quantity is the item’s quantity on a sales order).

SIMMS’ Fulfillment Module keeps all details of the stock you have ordered – or need to order – clear and concise so that you are not wasting extra time and money on stock the is not needed. Use this module to master your stock and your orders, all the while adding to the satisfaction of your customers and the efficiency of your stock management.

–          Comprehensive picking lists can be generated once selected quantities have been either manually or automatically chosen.

–          Fill quantities can be automatically filled using available stock or reset to zero, and can be recalculated at any time.

–          Order selection has been made simple, and can be filtered by customer, categories, or items.

–          Quantities of items already on purchase orders are displayed, avoiding the creation of duplicate orders for the required goods. Invoices that feature some or all fulfillment items can be generated, while any items that are already invoiced, or partially invoiced, are displayed.

–          You can manually enter only the quantities they need, avoiding investment in superfluous stock thus saving the user time and money. Once the required amount of stock is known, purchase orders can be created for unavailable stock involved in the fulfillment process, either an item at a time, or by the batch of required items.

SIMMS’ Fulfillment Module can help your business succeed owing much to its hand-in-hand link with SIMMS’ comprehensive inventory management software. Visit www.simmssoftware.com or email sales@kcsi.ca today for more information on how fulfillment can help you serve your customers with a much more accurate and higher standard than ever before.

 

SIMMS 2012 Order Fulfillment

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Set to work hand-in-hand with its Replenishment Module, SIMMS 2012’s Fulfillment Features enable you to manage stock orders committed to replenishment. When a purchase order has been generated for the stock required to fill sales orders and the purchase order has been approved and received, the sales order is then listed in the Fulfillment Module while you wait for the order to be picked and invoiced. Here you can process all items on a sales order into an invoice or invoice individual items on a sales order. Also, the user has the option to invoice individual sales orders or automatically invoice all sales orders. This process is called “Recalculate Fill Quantity” (the fill quantity is the item’s quantity on a sales order).

When the needed quantity of inventory is known, purchase orders can be created for unavailable stock involved in the fulfillment process, either an item at a time, or by the batch of required items. The quantities of items already on purchase orders are shown, helping you to prevent the creation of duplicate orders for the required goods. The invoices that feature some or all fulfillment items can be generated, while any items that are already invoiced, or partially invoiced, are displayed. Comprehensive picking lists can be generated when selected quantities have been either manually or automatically chosen.

The Fulfillment Module of SIMMS 2012 manages every aspect 0f the inventory you order both accurately and easily to assure that you are not wasting extra time and money on stock the is not needed. Use this module to master your stock and your orders, all the while adding to the satisfaction of your customers and the efficiency of your stock management.

For more information on how to take advantage of fulfillment feature of SIMMS 2012, visit www.simmssoftware.com or email sales@kcsi.ca.

Sales Fulfillment with SIMMS 2012

The SIMMS 2012 Fulfillment Manager is designed as a central location from which you can fill your sales orders.

Sales order fulfillment is the process you use to meet the demand on each sales order. Using the Fulfillment Manager, you can list all your sales orders that require filling, print a pick list, and invoice your sales orders.

In addition, if you do not have enough stock to fill a sales order, you can transfer available stock from its current location to the location it is needed, or replenish your stock by purchasing more of it.

The following video will outline the fulfillment process available in SIMMS 2012:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1aynPtl_TE&feature=plcp

Contact KCSI for more information at sales@kcsi.ca or visit the SIMMS website at http://www.simmssoftware.com

The Promise of Fulfillment: Keeping Customers Supplied and Satisfied

The Fulfillment Module was designed to work in conjunction with the Replenishment Module. Once a purchase order has been generated for the stock required to fill sales orders and the purchase order has been approved and received, the sales order is then listed in the Fulfillment Module waiting for the order to be picked and invoiced. Here the user can process all items on a sales order into an invoice or invoice individual items on a sales order. Also, the user has the option to invoice individual sales orders or automatically invoice all sales orders. This process is called “Recalculate Fill Quantity” (the fill quantity is the item’s quantity on a sales order).

 

Order selection has been made simple, and can be filtered by customer, categories, or items. Fill quantities can be automatically filled using available stock or reset to zero, and can be recalculated at any time. Users can manually enter only the quantities they need, avoiding investment in superfluous stock thus saving the user time and money. Once the required amount of stock is known, purchase orders can be created for unavailable stock involved in the fulfillment process, either an item at a time, or by the batch of required items. The quantities of items already on purchase orders are displayed, avoiding the creation of duplicate orders for the required goods. Invoices that feature some or all fulfillment items can be generated, while any items that are already invoiced, or partially invoiced, are displayed. Comprehensive picking lists can be generated once selected quantities have been either manually or automatically chosen.

 

SIMMS’ Fulfillment keeps all details of the stock you have ordered – or need to order – clear and concise so that you are not wasting extra time and money on stock the is not needed. Use this module to master your stock and your orders, all the while adding to the satisfaction of your customers and the efficiency of your stock management.