Warehouse Management is essential to most distribution and manufacturing
businesses. Maintaining your warehouse will effectively increase operation
efficiency and accuracy.
offers powerful warehouse management functions to help your company achieve
these goals. Elliott's Warehouse Management System is a powerful solution
that will help automate your inventory handling process, key to your order
fulfillment process. Elliott offers various barcode printing and scanning
solutions, including real time inventory management through a wireless
Tablet PC or portable scanner.
Wide Item Barcode Scanning Support
Elliott allows scanning of an item barcode anywhere it prompts for
an item number. Item barcodes can be an Item Number, UPC Code, EAN.UCC-8,
13, or 14, or Manufactures Item Number. This allows warehouse personnel
to effectively collect inventory data by using the barcode already
on the box without needing to create a barcode based on the Elliott
(Global Trade Item Number) Support
supports GTIN, sometimes called the 14 digit UPC code or EAN.UCC-14
or SCC-14, where the leading digit determines the package quantity.
GTIN is derived from the UCC-13 or UPC (12 digits) which have no
package size information. In certain areas of Elliott, the package
quantity is associated with the scanned GTIN. This includes Sales
Desk, Shipping Verification and Physical Count.
||Tablet PC Operation
Where Elliott prompts for an item number, the user can either enter the item number or scan the barcode of the item (i.e. UPC code)
and it will be converted to the Elliott Item Number. This
function makes Elliott a suitable application to run in the
warehouse. Some users have already used a notebook on a cart
or a lightweight tablet PC in the warehouse with great success.
Typically, they will have the warehouse set up with Wi-Fi
access. Since covering the entire warehouse with Wi-Fi can
be expensive, some only cover a portion (i.e. receiving area)
with Wi-Fi by purchasing a single wireless router.
barcode scanner can connect to the computer's PS/2 or USB port by
wire. For ultimate flexibility, the scanner can connect to the computer
through another wireless connection (i.e. Bluetooth). This type
of scanner does not have a screen or keypad since they are simply
a keyboard wedge scanner to feed scanned data to Elliott. They are
not expensive compared to a mobile scanner, really a computing device
with a screen, keypad and memory.
You may consider using this kind of solution for Receiving,
Shipping Verification, Physical Count, Inventory Transfer
(especially for Multi-Bin operations) or simply Stock Status
This feature allows for faster PO receiving. Warehouse Receiving has
advantages over the traditional PO Receiving functions in the following
(1) Warehouse Receiving is simplified and allows scanning operation.
No G/L account entry is needed and cost fields are skipped by default.
This makes the Warehouse Receiving function ideal for the warehouse
operator. This will speed up the receiving process and improve productivity
(2) Warehouse Receiving offers a CSV File Import option. If you are
an importer, most likely your overseas vendors can provide you with
container details in a spreadsheet format as soon as the ship departs
the port. This data can be imported into Warehouse Receiving Transaction
tables, which saves you data entry time.
V7.4, both the traditional Receiving and Warehouse Receiving
transaction quantities will be displayed in PO Inquiry and in
the F5 window of the PO Line Item Maintenance as pending. Both
can work with the Vessel file for batch control. If you change
the vessel arrival date, all corresponding receiving transactions'
scheduled receiving date will be changed as well (and reflect
in the ATP details). Users can enter the receiving transactions
in advance and place the vessel on hold for posting. In addition
to the visibility of the PO data on the ATP, the un-posted (on-hold)
receiving transactions will appear giving customer service better
visibility of the goods on the ocean. This On Ocean ATP information
will have a more accurate arrival date than those ATP transactions
for a PO.
if you are an importer, you can consider importing the spreadsheet
data provided by your overseas vendors as warehouse receiving
transactions. This will give the Goods on Ocean ATP visibility
to customer service. Upon the actual arrival of the container,
you can let the warehouse personnel verify the already imported
receiving data against the actual receiving. If it is consistent,
the vessel can be released and the warehouse receiving transactions
can be posted. This results in a much more streamline, productive
and informative receiving method.
Transfer With Barcode Scanning Support
feature is designed for the warehouse personnel to transfer inventory
from one warehouse location to another without having to enter the
distribution accounts. If used with Multi-Bin, it lets the warehouse
enter bin information through the "Inventory Transfer" process.
A dispatch process is introduced in Inventory Transfer providing an
easy-to-use user interface. The Transfer ticket now comes with a pre-designed
laser form template that supports item and bin barcodes. Data collection
by the warehouse can be made much faster and more accurate by scanning
This add-on feature is designed for a warehouse with a
multiple bin configuration. The Multi-Bin process can be either a
one-step or two-step process. The two-step process introduced in Elliott
V7.3 eliminates the burden of office personnel entering bin data.
Instead, the warehouse should enter the bin data, streamlining the
With the Multi-Bin option, the Bin Inquiry allows you to specify a
range of bins to discover how full they are by looking at weight,
volume and quantity. Drill down to a bin and a list of items that
are currently occupying that bin will show up. This screen can be
used to determine available bins for received items. It can
also be used to perform an ad-hoc warehouse audit.
Bin Inventory Report
With the Multi-Bin option, this report prints from the bin point of
view and list the items in the bin. You can also use this report to
determine empty bins so users can decide which bins can be used to
store received items. An option to block out the quantity information
can be used by the warehouse to inventory the bins during slow periods.
Scanning Support for Physical Inventory Count
Physical Count Tag entry program has been enhanced and is now suitable
for barcode scanning. Regular items or serialized items can be scanned
efficiently. The multi-bin function is also supported.
Count Import & Export Utility
Physical Count supports exporting to a CSV file so the
count tag information can be edited as a spreadsheet and the import
function will update the Physical Count Tag File. Users can utilize
the "Create Count Tag" utility to first create the count
tag file and then export it to a spreadsheet to allow easier editing.
With the ability to edit count tags in a spreadsheet, it greatly improves
the time required for physical count data entry.
This function allows the warehouse personnel to update the shipment
tracking number, shipping date, freight, misc. charge, freight pay
code, shipping instructions, comments, weight, bill of lading number,
etc. The administrator can turn off and on each of these fields based
on your security policy.
Many organizations do not allow the warehouse to access the Order
or Billing screens due to security concerns. However, the extra step
of having the warehouse write down the necessary information on a
picking ticket and the accounting department entering it on the order
is not efficient. This feature will streamline the data collection
for the warehouse. In addition, the warehouse can immediately print
a packing list after the order data has been updated through this
This is an alternate method of performing billing selection. It can
be used by both the office and warehouse personnel. It is designed
primarily for the warehouse personnel due to the security restriction
of not allowing changes to the order header screen.
The line item screen in Shipping Confirmation is more user friendly
than the Billing Selection Process. This function can also be useful
for the office personnel if they do not need to modify order header
information. Upon completion of Shipping Confirmation, the user can
print an immediate packing slip or invoice to go with the package.
This add-on feature is more sophisticated than
Shipping Confirmation and supports barcode scanning to ensure
the shipment content and quantity are accurate. It also collects
package level data so you can use this function to produce
an EDI ASN UCC-128 label. The package level details are viewable
in order or invoice history inquiry.
can optionally bring up the "Shipping Data Update Window"
to allow the warehouse personnel to finish the order data collection.
Once the order is verified, the system can also perform billing
selection to streamline the whole shipping process. The packing
list, or even an invoice, can be automatically printed immediately.
Elliott Business Software integrates with Starship
Shipping Manifest. It supports UPS, FedEx, USPS and more.
Printing of Packing Slip
Traditionally, most Elliott users use the picking
ticket as the shipping document since the process of taking
the picking ticket to the office for billing selection to
produce the packing slip is not efficient. On the other hand,
the drawback of the picking ticket is the warehouse manually
writes the shipped quantity and it does not look professional.
V7.3, we have made improvements in different areas so the warehouse
can participate in the ship quantity update. This includes Shipping
Confirmation and Shipping Verification. The system now supports
a laser packing slip and can be printed immediately after shipping
confirmation, verification or billing selection. These changes favor
the packing slip as the default shipping document, which looks more
professional than the picking ticket.