Oracle
Warehouse
Management
Mark Mandeville
Sr. Solution Consultant
Warehouse Management At-a-Glance
Internal
Processing
Inbound
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Purchases
Mfg / Assembly
Transfers
Outside Processing
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Pick
Pack
Inspection
Count
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Assembly
Storage
Move
Replenish
Outbound
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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
Product / Order Complexity
High
Low
Highly Automated Facilities
Automate physical inventory handling
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
Small
Transaction Velocity / Volume
Large
Business Pressures
Just-in-Time Delivery
Guaranteed Availability
• How can I improve the speed
of warehouse operations?
• How can I improve order
promise accuracy?
• How do I integrate
operations to reduce order
processing time?
• How do I create a global
view of inventory?
Inbound
Internal
Processing
Outbound
One Size Fits One
Lowest Total Cost
• How can I manage
SKU proliferation?
• Where can I reduce
inventory while maintaining
high fill rates?
• How do I ensure
labeling compliance?
• 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
Market
Projects
HR
Sell
Order
Customers,
Suppliers,
Finance
Plan
Products, …
Procure
Maintain
Service
Make
Fulfill
Warehouse
Management
• Common data model
enables a single source
of truth
• Comprehensive suite of
applications designed to
work together
• Robust set of integration
services based on open
standards
• Modular deployment
by business flow
• Single global instance
implementations
Support for the Integrated Enterprise
Built-In, Not Bolt-On Functionality
Procurement
Manufacturing
Fulfillment
• Eliminate
Integration
• Reduce Cost
and Complexity
MSCA &
Warehouse
Management
Service
Finance
• Reduce Risk and
Upgrade Issues
Planning
• Eliminate
Problems with
Reconciliation
• Simplify Support
Oracle Mobile Supply Chain Apps (MSCA)
Support Basic Warehousing Needs…
Built-in Mobile User Interface
Mobile Quality
Quality Collections,
Specifications, …
Mobile Manufacturing
Moves, Issues, Returns,
Scrap, Completions, …
Mobile Receiving
Direct, Std, Inspect,
Cross-Dock, Print, …
Mobile Inventory
Misc. Transactions,
Transfers, Counts, …
Built-in RF Middleware
RF Base
Station
RF Device
Mobile Shipping
Pick, Confirm, Ship,
Confirm, Print, …
Mobile
Transaction Server
Apps /
Database
LAN or WAN
Telnet Over TCP/IP
SQL Net
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
RMAs
Purchases
Transfers
Receive
Inspect
RF Support
Global
RTVs
Orders
Transfers
Ship
Assemble
Cross Dock
Putaway
Replenish
Tailorable
Rules &
Workflow
Process
Cost
Visibility
Pack
Directed
Pick
WIP
Issues
Count
Transfer
Seamless
Integration
Planning
Purchasing
Manufacturing
Move
Fulfillment
Oracle Warehouse Mgmt Solution
Enables you to…
 Support Lower Cost of Ownership
 Increase Warehouse Efficiency
 Integrate WMS Throughout the Enterprise
Rules-Driven Processes
Flexibly Meet Needs without Customization
User Defined
Strategies & Rules
Transaction
(e.g. Pick)
(e.g. > 30 Days Shelf Life)
Suggestions
(e.g. LPNs
or Locators)
Support for: Directed Picking, Directed Put-away,
Tasks Assignment, Costing, Labeling
• Eliminates customizations
• Supports common tool
with examples
• Easily changed and evolved
• Improves ROI and
ongoing support
• Accelerates implementation
• Increases long-term flexibility
Additional Ways to Avoid Customization
Characteristics
RF Device
Independence
Benefits
• Same application for
• Maximum flexibility of
all certified devices
RF device selection
• Automatically adapts
• Lower support costs
to any form factor
Lot & Serial
Attributes
• User definable fields
• Flexible interfaces
• Use throughout WMS
• Support your specific
(UI, Rules Engine, etc.)
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
Resource Utilization
Inventory Utilization
• Automate Warehouse
Processes
• Optimize Total
Warehouse Space
• Optimize Task
Assignments
• Maximize Use of
Equipment
• Reduce Worker
Travel Time
• Optimally Locate
Inventory to Reduce
Travel Time
• Reduce Inventory
Carrying Costs
• Streamline
Material Flow
• Reduce Inventory
Obsolescence
• Automate
Replenishment
Worker Productivity
Automated Task Management
Create, Organize, Dispatch Tasks to Optimal Resource
Task Queue
Pick Wave
Create &
Allocate
Task
Split
Merge
Sort
• 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
requirements
• 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
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Barcode Support
• Automatically Track All
Related Product Information
• Capture All Information
with a Single Scan
Reduces Cycle Time &
Improves Accuracy
Container and LPN* Support
• Supports Infinite Nesting Levels
• Perform Complex Moves via a
Single Scan
• Fully Integrated with ASNs
Improves Efficiency,
Accuracy, and Tracking
*License Plate Number
Cross-Dock and Direct Ship
Selectively Accelerate Warehouse Material Flow
Cross-Dock
Receive
Inspect
Deliver
Put-Away
Inventory
Direct Receipt
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Configurable flows
Express ASN receipt
Cross-docking
Express picks & load
Direct ship
Pick
Release
Pick
Drop
Ship
Direct Ship
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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
(1) Load of pallets and /
or cartons with RFID
tags on each
RFID
Middleware
(Oracle AS)
(3) Interface to readers,
clean and filter data,
then pass IDs to
application
RFID Event
Processor
(4) Access objects
associated with the
ID's (e.g. LPN's on ASN)
then raise correct
Business Event
(5) Access associated
source document
(e.g. the PO’s ASN)
Application
APIs
(6) Process the
Business Event,
(e.g. Receipt of
pallet or carton)
(8) Putaway, rescan
or divert
material
Response
& Exception
Handling
(7) Confirm success or
failure (e.g. trigger
green light or sound
buzzer)
(2) Drive load
through RFID
Reader in
Receiving Dock
Resource Utilization
Directed Picking and Put Away
Automatically Suggest Optimal Locators
Locator
Receipt
Locator
Pick
Business
Logic
Locator
• Slot dynamically based
• Optimize the use of
on velocity, size, etc.
• Control hazardous
materials / co-mingling
• Handle task exceptions
with reason codes
storage locations
• Minimize inventory
fragmentation
• Reduce chance
of obsolescence
Inventory Utilization
Advanced Inventory Capabilities
Provide Single Source of Truth for All Inventory
• Maintain Accurate, Real-Time Information
- Physical inventory measurement
- Holding and other associated costs
- Cycle counting
• 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
Global
Customers
Collaboration &
Event Management
Inbound
Supply
Source
Plan
Rate
Book / Manage Pick &
Tender Wrhs
Label
Pack
&
Ship
Track
Settle
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)
Inventory
Optimization
Dynamic
Rerouting
& Drop Ship
Supply /
Demand
Matching
Transport
(Move & Track)
Warehouse
(Store & Manage)
Stage &
Cross Dock
WMS and Manufacturing
Extends Beyond Sales Order Inputs
• Solution Integration Enables:
Sales
Orders
Manufacturing
Processes
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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
Service / Spares Mgmt
field inventory locations
• Consolidate / coordinate all field
requests to maximize DC efficiency
Integrated Throughout
Entire Offering…
Business Intelligence
Deliver Daily Business Intelligence
Real-Time Access to Complete Business Information
What is my inventory
accuracy for all products?
What are my labor
costs for each warehouse?
What are my book-to-ship and receipt-to-putaway cycle times?
How is my warehouse
How are inventory
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Manage By…
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space utilization changing?
turns and quantities changing?
Objective: Set institutional targets
Fact: Provide performance-based metrics
Exception: Continuously evaluate performance
Mfg & Inventory Intelligence:
Timely, Accurate, Relevant
Flexible
Time Periods
Flexible
Comparisons
• Daily updates on
key performance
indicators
Real-Time
Results
Performance
Measures
Reports
Links
• Actionable
information on
savings and
incremental
revenue
opportunities
• At a glance:
Graphs
- Inventory quantity
and turns
- Inventory accuracy
- Pick-to-ship cycle time
- Warehouse labor costs
Oracle Warehouse Management Solution
Single global instance, mobile
applications, built-in integration,
barcode and RF capabilities
Support Lower Cost
of Ownership
Optimized space and warehouse
utilization, improved worker
productivity, flexible process flows,
monitoring and mgmt capabilities
Increase Warehouse
Efficiency
Out-of-the-box integration, full
logistics support for all SCM flows
Integrate WMS
Throughout the
Enterprise
Oracle Warehouse Management Products
Develop
Contracts
Market
Projects
HR
Sell
Customers,
Order
Suppliers,
Finance
Products, …
Plan
Procure
Maintain
Make
Service
Fulfill
Inventory
Management
Warehouse
Management
Mobile Supply Chain
Applications
Logistics Intelligence
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
locator and / or LPN
• Cluster picking & WIP picking
• eAM component picking
• UPC & smart barcode support
• Single mobile UI for all
receiving transactions
• Additional material handling
equipment integration
• Simplified rules engine def’n
and examples library
• Load tendering
• Online tracking of ship status
• Carrier selection & freight rating
• Automated shipping processes
• Non-conformance mgmt
New in 11i.10…
• Configurable picking &
streamlined shipping UI’s
• RFID-based transactions
• UCC 128 / UCC 14 support
• Work-plan based put-away
• Catch weight support
• Packing workbench
• Over picking & bulk picking
• Inbound transport logistics
• Freight payment & audit
• Delivery consolidation
• Truckload rating
• Transportation planning – load
consolidation, continuous
moves, automated mode and
carrier selection
• International drop shipments
• 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!
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