abas ERP | Inventory Management

Inventory Management

Materials management creates liquidity
abas ERP plans, manages and controls all material movements between vendors, customers, production and warehouses. abas ERP helps you to coordinate the flow of goods as efficiently as possible, speeding up stock turnover, ensuring the best possible stock levels, and maintaining a high degree of readiness to deliver. Our visualization and planning tools offer vital decision-making support for this. 

Reservations made easy
Reservations speed up and facilitate goods issue. You use reservations to ensure that products and materials are available when needed. abas ERP offers you configurable reservation scenarios and allows simple transfers of reservations.

Route-optimized picking
The time between order receipt and shipping is reduced to a minimum by optimizing the routes from one pick part to the next. Thanks to shorter throughput times, you can process more orders and increase revenues.

Packaging and shipping
Save time and money through the efficient management of logistics processes using the shipping processing in abas. It provides all the tools you require for shipping planning, packaging material management, picking, and customs and export processing. It helps you to accelerate picking and delivery, check orders for completeness, process invoices from forwarding agents, keep track of the transport containers in circulation, and facilitate faster delivery to your customers.

  • Visibility at every levelabas ERP harmonizes and provides full visibility over logistics processes. Real-time information about sales orders ready to be delivered, their processing status and access to delivery and shipping conditions ensure that your shipping department always has up-to-date information. 
  • Efficient shipping planningEfficient shipping planning guarantees you the fastest delivery to the customer. Shipping planning in abas achieves this by harmonizing logistics processes and providing greater transparency and an improved transport environment. Furthermore, cost and time savings can be achieved by storing products for a shorter period of time. With shipping planning, you can process complete deliveries, partial deliveries, outstanding deliveries and collective deliveries.
  • Packaging materials and packing instructionsabas ERP helps you prepare shipments as specified by the customer with the correct items, packaging materials and related information. 
  • Container account management. With abas ERP, you can keep track of your transport containers in circulation and compare the information against the reports from your customers and vendors.

Lot and serial number management
Lot management covers all relevant areas along the supply chain that are managed in the lot information. In order to precisely track lot origin and use, you need to document all relevant information about lot movements, associated usage, and associated creation processes in the stock movement journal. With lot and serial number management in abas, you can easily record, manage and track each individual product. This ensures that each product can be uniquely identified in warranties and guarantees.

Within abas, you can decide by product which consumption sequence (LIFO, FIFO) should be used. Once a consumption sequence has been stored for a product, each receipt of this product, including information on the receipt quantity, receipt date or expiry date, and cost price, is documented separately. Then, when the product is withdrawn, the stock quantity will be debited according to the defined sequence. The resulting costs will then be determined and set in material costs posting and the actual costing.

Stocktaking made easy
In abas ERP, you can execute periodic or perpetual inventory. You control the complete stocktaking process. All of the steps – from the creation and printout of inventory sheets with collective print option, to stocktaking start and entering quantities counted, to the output of difference lists and multi-level stocktaking completion – can be controlled centrally. Processed inventory sheets are archived automatically and enable a seamless recording of inventory. The "Stocktaking Center" now provides complete traceability.

Standard BI reports for "materials management"
Materials management BI reports show the development of the warehouse stock or stock values within a year, and the stock key figures of the past four years. Materials Management reports show you how the stock values change within a given year or in comparison to previous years. Key figure fluctuations within a month or year are easily identified. You can also recognize long-term trends for the products in question. This enables you to plan as effectively as possible to achieve a specific benefit.