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Oracle Warehouse Management

Mark Mandeville

Sr. Solution Consultant

Warehouse Management At-a-Glance

Inbound Internal Processing Outbound

Purchases Mfg / Assembly Transfers Outside Processing

Pick Pack Inspection Count

Assembly Storage Move Replenish

Customer Shipments Vendor Returns Transfers Outside Processing

Senior level executives now realize that the automated warehouse is as much a part of e-commerce and e-fulfillment as the Internet. - Supply Chain Yearbook

Warehousing Functionality Spectrum


Highly Automated Facilities

Automate physical inventory handling

Product / Order Complexity

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Warehouse Management
Implement a true execution system using system directed tasks and task management

RF / Barcode Only
Improve accuracy and reduce latency of existing transactions

Manual Inventory
Record transactions and track balances



Transaction Velocity / Volume


Business Pressures
Just-in-Time Delivery
How can I improve the speed of warehouse operations? How do I integrate operations to reduce order processing time?
Inbound Internal Processing

Guaranteed Availability
How can I improve order promise accuracy? How do I create a global view of inventory?

One Size Fits One

How can I manage SKU proliferation? How do I ensure labeling compliance?

Lowest Total Cost

Where can I reduce inventory while maintaining high fill rates? How do I improve labor efficiency?

Operational Challenges
Procurement Manufacturing Order Management

Warehouse System 1

Warehouse System 2

Warehouse System N

RF Middleware

RF Middleware

RF Middleware

Integration and Operation Complexity, Localized Solutions

A Need for Change

Leading Business Trends

Fulfillment Processes Integrated with Partners Support All Company Processes (e.g. Service, Mfg) Automated Material Handling for Improved Productivity Mobile and Automatic Data Capture (e.g. RF, RFID) Streamlined Material Flow (e.g. Cross-Docking)

How Delivers

Foundation: Unified Information Architecture

Develop Contracts Projects HR Finance Maintain Service
Customers, Suppliers, Products,

Market Sell Order Plan

Common data model

enables a single source of truth applications designed to work together services based on open standards by business flow implementations

Comprehensive suite of

Robust set of integration Modular deployment Single global instance

Procure Make Fulfill Warehouse Management

Support for the Integrated Enterprise

Built-In, Not Bolt-On Functionality
Eliminate Integration Reduce Cost and Complexity
MSCA & Warehouse Management




Reduce Risk and Upgrade Issues Eliminate Problems with Reconciliation Simplify Support




Oracle Mobile Supply Chain Apps (MSCA)

Support Basic Warehousing Needs
Built-in Mobile User Interface
Mobile Manufacturing Moves, Issues, Returns, Scrap, Completions, Mobile Receiving Direct, Std, Inspect, Cross-Dock, Print, Mobile Quality Quality Collections, Specifications, Mobile Shipping Pick, Confirm, Ship, Confirm, Print,

Mobile Inventory Misc. Transactions, Transfers, Counts,

Built-in RF Middleware
RF Base Station

Mobile Transaction Server Apps / Database


RF Device

Telnet Over TCP/IP


What Do I get with . . .

WMS Installed, WMS Organization
MSCA Mobile User Interfaces for Inventory Receiving Shipping Manufacturing Quality Labeling

LPNs Cost Groups Rules Tasks Cartonization Exception Workflows

Oracle Warehouse Management Solution

or Provide a Complete Warehouse Execution System
Label Replenish Move

RMAs Purchases Transfers

Cross Dock Receive Putaway Inspect RF Support Global Ship Visibility Pack Directed Pick


Cost WIP Issues

RTVs Orders Transfers

Tailorable Rules & Workflow Process

Count Transfer

Seamless Integration





Oracle Warehouse Mgmt Solution

Enables you to

Support Lower Cost of Ownership Increase Warehouse Efficiency Integrate WMS Throughout the Enterprise

Flexibly Meet Needs without Customization

User Defined Strategies & Rules Suggestions
(e.g. LPNs or Locators)

Rules-Driven Processes

(e.g. Pick)

(e.g. > 30 Days Shelf Life)

Support for: Directed Picking, Directed Putaway, Tasks Assignment, Costing, Labeling

Eliminates customizations Supports common tool

with examples

Improves ROI and

ongoing support

Accelerates implementation Increases long-term flexibility

Easily changed and evolved

Additional Ways to Avoid Customization

Same application for
RF Device Independence
all certified devices

Maximum flexibility of
RF device selection

Automatically adapts
to any form factor

Lower support costs

Lot & Serial Attributes

User definable fields Use throughout WMS

(UI, Rules Engine, etc.)

Flexible interfaces Support your specific

data needs

Cost-Effective Global Deployment

Think Locally, Act Globally

Deploy and manage on a single global instance Support with single worldwide organization Support for statutory and customary local requirements Multi-lingual, multi-currency, multi-org, multi-national capabilities

- 30 languages, all installable in same unicode instance

Oracle Warehouse Mgmt Solution

Enables you to

Support Lower Cost of Ownership Increase Warehouse Efficiency Integrate WMS Throughout the Enterprise

Improve Warehouse Mgmt Functions

Increase Efficiency of All Resources Warehouse Efficiency
Worker Productivity
Automate Warehouse Processes Optimize Task Assignments Reduce Worker Travel Time

Resource Utilization
Optimize Total Warehouse Space Maximize Use of Equipment Optimally Locate Inventory to Reduce Travel Time

Inventory Utilization
Reduce Inventory Carrying Costs Streamline Material Flow Reduce Inventory Obsolescence Automate Replenishment

Worker Productivity

Create, Organize, Dispatch Tasks to Optimal Resource

Pick Wave Create & Allocate Task Split Merge Sort Task Queue

Automated Task Management

Dispatch Tasks To RF Devices Support Multiple Picking Methodologies Match Skills and Equipment to Tasks Perform Task Sequencing and Interleaving

Create Paperless, Streamlined Processes Align Pick Plan with Business Mix Reduce Safety Issues and Training Costs Significantly Reduce Travel Time

Automated Compliance Labeling

Meet Customer Specific Requirements
Support Numerous Types and Variations of Labels
- LPN, LPN content, LPN summary, material, serial, location,
shipping, shipping contents, WIP contents

Flexible to Meet Your Business Needs

- Design and rendering choices - Highly flexible configuration - Adapts to changing

Data Transmitted via XML

directly to printer or via middleware of choice Print at the Right Time in the Correct Format

Barcode & License Plate # Support

Perform Complex Inventory Transactions
Multiple Packages and Products Single Unique Number for All Information

Barcode Support Automatically Track All Related Product Information Capture All Information with a Single Scan Container and LPN* Support Supports Infinite Nesting Levels Perform Complex Moves via a Single Scan Fully Integrated with ASNs

Reduces Cycle Time & Improves Accuracy

Improves Efficiency, Accuracy, and Tracking

*License Plate Number

Selectively Accelerate Warehouse Material Flow


Cross-Dock and Direct Ship






Pick Release




Direct Receipt

Direct Ship

Configurable flows Express ASN receipt Cross-docking Express picks & load Direct ship

Adjust implementation to business Accelerate receiving process Reduce handling and inventory Increase operator efficiency Support lean mfg processes

RFID-Initiated Shipping & Receiving

Process Transactions with No Manual Intervention
RFID Middleware (Oracle AS) (3) Interface to readers, clean and filter data, then pass IDs to application (4) Access objects associated with the ID's (e.g. LPN's on ASN) then raise correct Business Event (6) Process the Business Event, (e.g. Receipt of pallet or carton) (7) Confirm success or failure (e.g. trigger green light or sound buzzer)

(1) Load of pallets and / or cartons with RFID tags on each

(2) Drive load through RFID Reader in Receiving Dock (5) Access associated source document (e.g. the POs ASN)

RFID Event Processor

Application APIs

(8) Putaway, rescan or divert material

Response & Exception Handling

Resource Utilization

Directed Picking and Put Away

Automatically Suggest Optimal Locators
Receipt Locator Locator Pick

Business Logic


Slot dynamically based

on velocity, size, etc. Control hazardous materials / co-mingling Handle task exceptions with reason codes

Optimize the use of

storage locations Minimize inventory fragmentation Reduce chance of obsolescence

Inventory Utilization

Advanced Inventory Capabilities

Provide Single Source of Truth for All Inventory
- Physical inventory measurement - Holding and other associated costs - Cycle counting

Maintain Accurate, Real-Time Information

Manage Inventory Levels

- Automated replenishment - Kanban management - Transfers between facilities

Support Advanced Tracking Capabilities

- Material status control - Inventory ownership tracking - Advanced lot and serial control

Performance Management Tools

Proactively Manage Warehouse Performance
View current status, perform transactions and calculate
availability via Materials Workbench

Monitor and refine facility activity via Control Board Provide real-time status
with active alerts and notification messaging

Handle last minute

changes with workflow exceptions

Keep key personnel

informed with multiple reporting options

Oracle Warehouse Mgmt Solution

Enables you to

Support Lower Cost of Ownership Increase Warehouse Efficiency Integrate WMS Throughout the Enterprise

Comprehensive Logistics Solution

Integrated Logistics Adapts to Changes

Carriers / 3PLs Collaboration & Event Management

Global Customers

Inbound Supply Source



Book / Manage Pick & Tender Wrhs Label

Pack & Ship



Integrated Planning & Execution Continuous Improvement

On-Time Performance Customer Satisfaction Carrier Analysis

Outbound Demand Destination

Comprehensive Logistics Solution

Enables Cross-Functional Process Optimization
Planning (Plan & Monitor) Warehouse (Store & Manage)

Inventory Optimization Supply / Demand Matching

Dynamic Rerouting & Drop Ship

Stage & Cross Dock

Transport (Move & Track)

WMS and Manufacturing

Extends Beyond Sales Order Inputs

Solution Integration Enables:

Sales Orders Manufacturing Processes

Task-managed component picks Cross-dock to / from manufacturing Directed ship from manufacturing Compliance labeling LPN and lot / serial creation and tracking

Supports Full Spectrum of Tasks:

- Simple kitting to full BOM / work
WMS Solution

order jobs - Seamless CTO flow

WMS and Service / Spares

Integrate all Inventory Transactions
Warehouse Mgmt

Manage high volume DC operations (pick, pack and ship) with WMS and leverage internal orders to release parts to the field

Distribution Center

Provide a single, common view of

all inventory

Integrate and manage internal and

Regional / Field Field Technician Warehouses Stock

field inventory locations

Consolidate / coordinate all field

requests to maximize DC efficiency

Service / Spares Mgmt

Integrated Throughout Entire Offering

Business Intelligence

Real-Time Access to Complete Business Information

What is my inventory

Deliver Daily Business Intelligence

accuracy for all products? costs for each warehouse?

What are my labor

What are my book-to-ship and receipt-to-putaway cycle times? How is my warehouse How are inventory

space utilization changing?

turns and quantities changing?

Objective: Set institutional targets Fact: Provide performance-based metrics Exception: Continuously evaluate performance

Manage By

Mfg & Inventory Intelligence: Timely, Accurate, Relevant

Flexible Time Periods Flexible Comparisons

Real-Time Results

Daily updates on key performance indicators Actionable information on savings and incremental revenue opportunities At a glance:
- Inventory quantity and turns - Inventory accuracy - Pick-to-ship cycle time - Warehouse labor costs

Performance Measures




Oracle Warehouse Management Solution

Single global instance, mobile applications, built-in integration, barcode and RF capabilities Optimized space and warehouse utilization, improved worker productivity, flexible process flows, monitoring and mgmt capabilities Out-of-the-box integration, full logistics support for all SCM flows Support Lower Cost of Ownership

Increase Warehouse Efficiency

Integrate WMS Throughout the Enterprise

Oracle Warehouse Management Products

Develop Contracts Projects HR Finance Maintain Service
Customers, Suppliers, Products,

Market Sell Order Plan Inventory Management Warehouse Management Mobile Supply Chain Applications Logistics Intelligence

Procure Fulfill Make

Evolution of Oracle Logistics

Base Differentiators
Built-in, not bolt-on - RF/mobile
technology & transaction integration Flexible rules-based processes Configurable material flows Inbound logistics receiving, inspections, directed put-away, cross docking, ASN Outbound logistics dock assignment, pick wave selection, picking methods, cartonization / packing, shipment execution, trip & delivery planning Advanced inventory mgmt container & LPNs, lot/serial genealogy, status, Kanban Reverse logistics RMA receiving, supplier returns, refurbishment & recycling

New in 11i.9
VMI & consigned inventory Task & labor plng control board Delivery consolidation by

New in 11i.10
Configurable picking &

streamlined shipping UIs RFID-based transactions UCC 128 / UCC 14 support locator and / or LPN Cluster picking & WIP picking Work-plan based put-away eAM component picking Catch weight support UPC & smart barcode support Packing workbench Single mobile UI for all Over picking & bulk picking receiving transactions Inbound transport logistics Additional material handling Freight payment & audit equipment integration Delivery consolidation Simplified rules engine defn Truckload rating and examples library Transportation planning load Load tendering consolidation, continuous Online tracking of ship status moves, automated mode and Carrier selection & freight rating carrier selection Automated shipping processes International drop shipments Non-conformance mgmt Logistics-related analytics/KPIs

Customer Case Studies

Global manufacturer of insulated food and beverage containers, soft coolers, and lunch kits Live on 11i
- Warehouse Management, Order Management, Financials, E-Business Suite On Demand - Saved $665K in one-time and $180K in annually recurring IT costs - On track to save $6.2M through efficiency gains for 222% ROI - Shortened monthly close from 6 days to 2 days
With more demanding on-time requirements, inventory accuracy is essential. With Oracle Warehouse Management we know exactly what product we have, and where, at any point in time and the accuracy level is so high that our auditors no longer require us to take a physical inventory." -- Mike Yeager, Director of Logistics

Reduced inventory by $300K, expects to cut an additional $600K Raised warehouse labor productivity by 15%, expects to reach 29%

Manufacturer, sells and distributes quality informal tableware,

cookware and mugs
- Headquartered in the UK with operations in Europe, North America, Australia, Asia,

Live on 11i
- Warehouse Management, Procurement, Financials, Human Resources - Chose Oracle WMS to streamline supply chain execution from manufacturing to shipment - Goal: achieve 100% paperless warehouse

Increased small order picking productivity by 200-300% Ship 30% more product without an increase in headcount Increased inventory accuracy to over 99%

Oracle Warehouse Management

Support Lower Total Cost of Ownership Increase Warehouse Efficiency Integrate WMS Throughout the Enterprise

Thank You!