Materials Management for Inform Software
Inventory Management Module
Your customers demand their orders filled now, priced correctly and delivered on time. Inform tells you what products are ready to reorder, how many are needed for the upcoming season and has advanced support for multi-branch distributors.
The key to profitability is balancing your inventory costs, and maximizing turns while maintaining the highest possible order fill rate. Inform lets you meet these goals, providing insight and control into every aspect of your inventory status, customer requirements, demand, sales and profitability trends.
Remarkable Insight into your Inventory
Inform’s Product Analysis screen reveals every aspect of any product, including stock, non-stock, service or labor items. Explore all the detail of your inventory’s ‘in-transit’ information, including availability, open orders, purchase orders, backorders, branch transfers, and returned goods, for a complete picture of your inventory status.
Inform’s automated procurement system keeps stock levels optimized. System calculated stock minimum and reorder quantity provide sophisticated forecasting. Most distributors using inform begin to achieve effective inventory management within months of implementation. Inform automatically tracks product demand, demand trend, seasonality, sales exceptions, and lead times.
Inventory Analysis Monitors your Biggest Investment
Achieve long term improvements and effective inventory management with enterprise level inventory analysis. Inform automatically provides easily understood inventory metrics including Branch Overstock analysis, A‑B-C Ranking, Inventory Turns, and ‘GMROI ’ (Gross Margin Return on Investment).
Effectively Manage Inventory for One or Many Branches
Inform tracks replenishment requirements, inventory rank and turns at all branches. Automate branch replenishment with flexible, parameter-driven stock transfers. Centralized and branch specific forecasting with purchase time alerts for branch overstock meet the needs of distributors with two locations or twenty.
Warehouse Management System — WMS Module
Wireless Warehouse Barcode Logistics System
DDI System’s real-time RF (radio frequency) warehouse handling system provides all the features you need to achieve great efficiency and error free inventory handling. Pick and ship products, receive products, and manage your inventory levels with the same software you use for your daily accounting and front end operations. This complete state-of-the-art warehouse management system fully supports both single and multi-location operations with ease.
Remarkable Inventory Control
Inventory Management — Wireless Warehouse gives you greater control over your inventory by allowing for the breakdown of on-hand product quantities by bin location, more efficient physical inventory counting, and system-generated tasks.
The Inform warehouse management system allows you to view inventory quantities for a product by scanning the product’s barcode, entering the product number, or by entering the product’s description.
Easy-to-Use Shipping and Transfer Capabilities
Sales Order Shipping
Inform provides two methods for picking sales orders, by individual order or by truck. Picking routes are automatically assigned based on the most efficient route to maximize productivity. Print ship confirmations directly from your wireless warehouse gun saving time and resources.
Simply and accurately transfer product from one branch location to another. Maintain accurate inventory and avoid transfer delays
Automatic Stock Receiving and Bin Assignment
Receive vendor stock or stock transfers directly through the handheld wireless warehouse gun to ensure accurate inventory and bin assignment at all times. Print product labels instantly for all incoming stock.
The inform warehouse management system automatically tracks bin contents and assigns new bin locations as necessary based on on-hand inventory as well as receipt date. Pick lists are based on bin assignments with the option of FIFO (first in, first out) logic when necessary.
Wireless and Paperless Warehouse Management
Paperless Job Queue
Automatic system generated task lists can include sales orders to be picked, user-specified spot checks and bin transfers as well as system assigned checks to resolve discrepancies.
DDI System employs the rugged Symbol Technology LRT 3840 Laser Radio Terminal, which interfaces with Spectrum 24 1Ghz RF wireless access point.