The DCX warehouse management software suite contains a number of powerful modules for allocating, cubing, assigning order in a manner that balances the workload of both pickers and picking areas while maximizing productivity.
Order Management & Allocation
The Order Management module is the primary system managers will use to check the progress of orders through the system. It provides easy-to-use charts that display every order, container and wave status used in the system.
Used in conjunction with the DCX Order Allocation Module, this allows operations managers to control which business rules to it Allocation Service.
As one of the most popular modules within the DCX Software Suite, the Cubing module does more than just perform volume calculations. It provides full rotation collision detection on each item as well as taking into consideration nestable items and multiples for handling odd shaped items - viewable with a full 3D Graphics Add-On that allows the operators to see exactly what is going on.
More advanced options include the calculation of DIM weights to improve shipping costs or the assignment of pick zones that reduce the number of divert points a container needs to be routed to.
Wave & Waveless Order Management
Once orders have been allocated and cubed, the Wave Management module can group orders together to achieve the most efficient picking schedules possible. Users can view the current and pending waves, configure rules for how the waving occurs and manually create a wave from any cubed orders in the order pool.
This extremely flexible approach allows our system to run in full automatic mode, reducing the need for operators to have to manually create waves, even though they still can if they need to.
Once waves have been created, the system will analyze the available waves and the current workload on the system to release waves in an organized manner - so as to not overwhelm any given picking location.
Operations managers have quick full control on a per Master Wave and per Pick Area basis of determining what should be released at any given time. They also have the granular control of releasing just a specific wave to override the automated release if so desired.
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