Warehouse Management for Microsoft Dynamics AX

Connecting Manufacturing and Distribution Operations to ERP Financial Systems

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"By replacing our old WMS system with ASC's ASCTrac® WMS and financial interface, we increased our receiving capacity by 80%, increased our inventory accuracy to 99.99%, increased our serial number accuracy to 100%, and reduced the 65-70 minute GP posting time to about 6 seconds. Thank you ASC!"

Larry V. - ASC customer

Best of Breed: The ASCTrac® WMS system (warehouse management system) can complement your Microsoft® Dynamics® AX accounting system investment with a very powerful and very extensive warehouse management and manufacturing execution solution.

Off The Shelf Ready: ASC has developed an off-the-shelf interface for the Microsoft® Dynamics® AX accounting system that provides a seamless path to the ASCTrac® WMS system. Therefore, the accounting users can work with their familiar AX screens in the accounting department, and the warehouse users can work with the same data at the point of activity in the ASCTrac® WMS warehouse system using mobile handheld devices.

World Class WMS: ASCTrac® WMS is not a just data capture system, nor just an inventory management system, but a world-class warehouse management system designed for the demanding requirements of today's dynamic supply chains.

Real Time, 100% Accuracy: With this advanced ASCTrac® WMS solution in place, warehouse transactions are not manually entered, transactions are "real time" to the entire enterprise, and transactions have the accuracy that can only be achieved using auto-ID technologies.

Orchestration: Now, your accounting department can work in harmony with your warehouse - less effort, better accuracy.

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"Connecting the Dots In Your Supply Chain" ®

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Our solutions have been "connecting the dots" for over twenty-five years in global supply chains for distribution and manufacturing.

When world-class customers demand reliable performance for multi-shift, multi-plant enterprises in tough to track environments, they contact us to solve their challenges.

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Warehouse Management System:

Since ASCTrac ® WMS is a world-class warehouse management system, all warehouse workflows are directed by the ASCTrac® WMS warehouse system using mobile devices and verified at the point of activity in the warehouse. That means that instant verification occurs for all inventory transactions such as receipts, picks, moves, physical counts, cycle counts, repacks, scraps, quality control holds and releases, parcel shipping, trailer shipping, while the worker has the materials in hand. In case of an error, it is corrected at the point of activity by the worker (for example, a worker accidentally picking or receiving the wrong item, etc.)

Deploying the ASCTrac® WMS warehouse management system to empower your supply chain operations simply makes good management sense. You can better manage your operations for labor resources, location utilization, rapid picks and replenishment, zone control, ABC logic, throughput capacities, planning, detailed lot tracking, ASN/EDI support, etc.

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Manufacturing Execution:

In addition to the warehouse functions, the ASCTrac ® WMS system has a very extensive manufacturing execution system. The ASC manufacturing execution system supports both process and discrete manufacturing types. It is designed to provide detailed tracking for the exact components consumed, the quantity, lot information, and the serial number information to a very detailed and granular level. Designed for the food and pharmaceutical industries, these modules are very focused on lot traceability and lean accounting methods for process manufacturers.

The main manufacturing modules are: Work Orders, Labor Tracking, Shop Floor tracking, and various interfaces to PLC's, automatic labeling systems, metering systems interfaces, component planning and picking, replenishing production lines, etc.

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ASC Interface Touch Points:

Our interface was constructed to work directly with the following touch points:

  • Purchase Orders (receiving - validated expected receipts, containers processing for 'on-the-water')
  • Inventory (cycle counts, scraps, reason codes, QC availability, etc.)
  • Customer Orders (picking - high velocity planning, outbound routing and logistics)
  • Other connections: (returns (RMA's), landed costing, manufacturing costing, enterprise and multi-company, real-time connection to AX for order entry users, postings, lean accounting postings, etc.)

The ASCTrac® interface to Microsoft Dynamics AX® interface eliminates the manual Microsoft Dynamics AX keyboard data entries required for all of the line items to Confirm Ship an order or Purchase Order receipts. When you have a fast-moving warehouse, manual entries can become a real bottleneck - and manual keystroke entries can be mistyped. With ASCTrac® automation, the tasks become seamless, faster, and much more accurate.

Financially speaking, 100% inventory accuracy is especially important so that an accurate inventory accounting value is presented.

The ASCTrac ® interface to Microsoft Dynamics AX Interface is fast, very extensive, and very flexible with many user configurations. ASC has years of experience in interfaces to ERP systems, and we take pride in partnering with Microsoft Dynamics AX to provide this quality automated WMS interface. (Certified for Microsoft Dynamics, "cfMD.")

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Benefits of Using ASCTrac-to-Microsoft Dynamics AX Interface:

  • Compliments your accounting system investment with a world-class warehouse management system (WMS)
  • Seamless integration with "data entered only once" concept (OE drives the fulfillment)
  • Increases ability to automate and speed up the invoicing process
  • Increases accuracy (which improves inventory and customer satisfaction)
  • Adheres to Dynamics AX checks-and-balances for invoicing shipments
  • Allows seamless warehouse multi-shipments per same order (may be called "backorders")
  • Supports Microsoft Dynamics AX multi-site concept (may require Standard or Enterprise ASCTrac ® version to match customer requirements.)
  • Instantly locks OE orders when selected by warehouse RF user for picking to allow orders to be changed right up until pick time. (To change orders after picking starts, simply unlock, and add changes.) This allows a Microsoft Dynamics AX OE user to be instantly notified if they initiate a change.
  • Utilize wireless real-time devices at the point of activity in the warehouse (to insure immediate inventory movements and validate data on the spot; eliminates batch-mode reconciliations)
  • Employ auto-ID technology for accuracy and faster performance with reduced labor costs
  • If the AX accounting system goes down for some reason, i.e., backup procedures, the ASCTrac® WMS system is still running the warehouse. ASCTrac® is designed for full 24/7/365 without any shutdowns. It will pick back up where it left off with the data synchronization once the accounting system is back up and running
  • Optionally, implement various manufacturing tracking solutions with special interfaces
  • Tested, proven, and uses a rapid deployment methodology
  • ROI - Return On Investment in months, not years

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Summary:

Our warehouse, manufacturing, and eBusiness modules have been field proven in consumer goods manufacturers, 3PL warehouses, food and beverage (dairy) manufacturers, pharmaceutical manufacturing and epedigree, electronics manufacturers, route delivery/pickup companies, financial institutions, paper goods manufacturers, automotive manufacturing, healthcare industry, and warehouse of all sizes and distinctions.

For companies that require robust "off-the-shelf" Warehouse Management Solutions that provide dynamic functionality and performance, then ASCTrac ® is the answer. And, it's very affordable.

Continually enhanced since 1989, ASCTrac ® WMS was designed from the ground up as a complete Warehouse Management System (WMS)- not an "inventory system" or "data collection system," but a world-class "warehouse management system." And, it has a proven track record over the past twenty years.

See our other module pages for additional functionality and details. Information on other available modules or the advanced features list can be obtained by contacting ASC or one of our Solution Partners.

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