Whether you’re starting a new Netsuite WMS implementation or are still considering your options, you’ll likely have questions on different Netsuite WMS functionality and configuration. This series ofblogs will seek to answer some of those questions by looking at Netsuite WMS functions and corresponding record types from an implementation perspective. We’ll look at what these functions are used for, and how they can impact warehouse operations. In this blog, we’ll explore the zone concept and how it is used by Netsuite WMS.
We continue our Netsuite WMS series by discussing the bin concept and how bins are used to drive warehouse activities from an implementation perspective. Whether you are in the process of a WMS implementation, or are considering your options, it is important to put consideration behind your bin design. If you haven’t already, make sure to check out our blog on WMS zones and how they interact with bins. Understanding both concepts is critical to successfully implementing zones and bins as you go live with your chosen WMS.
In a previous blog, I covered the order release process through the Netsuite WMS wave release feature. The feature comes standard with Netsuite’s warehouse management software and among its toolset provides several options to specify how warehouse pickers should pick assigned orders. If you’re considering Netsuite WMS, or perhaps already use it, you may want to know the different methods available to pick orders and how they differ. If so, this blog is for you! Let’s jump right in and see what’s available in Netsuite WMS.
Netsuite’s PackStation application offers a way to re-print important documents through the mobile UI on the go. In most cases, mobile warehouse operators are able to quickly reprint documents right from the handheld. However, there may be occasions where this may not be possible or where an alternative may be desired. An alternative option is to print the document through the Netsuite UI, and the process is fairly straightforward. In addition to printing documents through the Netsuite UI, you are also able to send documents straight through the PrintNode connection out to the warehouse. Let’s take a look at both options.
During your WMS PackStation implementation, you may have noticed your packages have autogenerated numbers. Generally, those autogenerated packages follow the numbering scheme of sales order # + some number. In most cases, the default numbering scheme will suffice for most customers. However, as with most settings in Netsuite, this can be customized based on business requirements.
One of the most important decisions a warehouse manager has to make is how to prioritize order fulfillment activities in the warehouse. There are many parameters that determine what orders get fulfilled first, and it is important to have a tool that is both flexible and robust enough to support the warehouse manager’s activities and make sure both fulfillment deadlines and customer satisfaction goals are met. In comes Netsuite WMS Wave Release to the rescue.