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An introduction to DCMS 1. Agenda 2 1. DCMS Introduction2. DCMS Features3. External Interfaces4. Questions & Answers.

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1 An introduction to DCMS 1

2 Agenda 2 1. DCMS Introduction2. DCMS Features3. External Interfaces4. Questions & Answers

3 3 1. DCMS Introduction

4 What is DCMS 4 Automates distribution operations of manufacturers, wholesalers and 3PL providers. Supports wide range of mobile devices Interfaces with warehouse automation equipment such as conveyor belts, sortation, material handling. Integrates with any ERP. SAP interface already exists. Small footprint. Easily customizable as your business grows. Low cost. Ideal for small to medium businesses.

5 DCMS Overview Diagram 5

6 Why DCMS 6 Proven warehouse management solution operational for past 15 years. Fully Web Based. Access from anywhere using any device Scalable. Low customization costs. Short payback period Inventory accuracy and visibility. Space utilization Reduction in Damage/ theft / reserve stock Minimize PI in favor of cycle count Accurate and timely order fulfillment without increasing capacity or labor Ability to meet customer specific requirements

7 7 2.1 DCMS Features - Inbound

8 DCMS System Flow - Inbound 8 ERP(Optional) 1.Import ASN 3. ASN Receipt Confirmation 3. ASN Receipt Confirmation 6. Inventory Adjustment DCMS DCMS Live Reporting

9 Features – Inbound Receiving 9 Receive with or without ASN Pallet / Carton Putaway Vendor profile based Quality check Rework & conversion Cross Docking Customer Returns

10 Inbound – Receiving 10 ASN Receiving a. Inventory is cross checked with ASN and discrepancies are detected and corrected. b. Barcode scan for greater efficiency and accuracy. Non ASN Receiving a. DCMS generates shipment information at the spot b. Cartons ticket are printed if needed Receipt information is uploaded to ERP after receiving

11 Inbound – Putaway 11 DCMS supports multiple put-away methods. a) Guided Put away - You can predetermine locations to locate inventory and system will guide locator to these locations. b) Direct Put Away - Locate directly to active picking (forward pick ) locations. c) Locate to a staging area- Locate to a staging area for quick cross dock. d) Utilize empty locations- Simply locate to system suggested empty locations.

12 Inbound – Quality Check 12 Inventory is sent for quality check based on vendor profile. Perform rework on damaged cartons. Correct item data errors.

13 13 2.2 DCMS Features - Outbound

14 DCMS System Flow - Outbound 14 ERP(Optional) 1. Import Orders 5. Shipment Confirmation 5. Shipment Confirmation DCMS DCMS Live Reporting

15 Features- Outbound 15 1. Paperless, guided wave picking 2. Automatic Replenishment 3. Rich set of sortation rules 4. Dynamic Routing based on EDI753 and EDI754 communication. 5. Customer profile based Quality Check 6. Appointment Scheduling 7. Special support for shipping small packages 8. Verification of Truck Loading

16 Outbound - Import Orders 16 1. Orders periodically downloaded to DCMS system from ERP or entered using flat file received from customer. 2. DCMS Reports available to indicate status, quantity and value of orders. 3. Vendors, Managers can use these reports to ensure that orders have been downloaded. 4. Higher management can use these reports to ensure that warehouse is complying.

17 Outbound - Pick and Pack 17 1.Using DCMS Create Wave module select orders to ship. Make these orders available for picking. 2.Allocate inventory to these orders and picking process is triggered. 3.Guided picking process of DCMS guides pickers to exact locations using hand held mobile computer to pick inventory. 4.Picker affixes UCC and CCL labels to the carton and drops them at the QC station or conveyor belt. 5.QC is performed and then cartons are moved to dock.

18 Outbound - Shipping 18 1. Shipping is the last process in DC operations. Cartons packed after order processing are shipped to the end customers. 2. Shipping manager creates a Bill of Lading and ships the order. 3. All required shipping documents like bill of lading, international invoice, packing slips are automatically printed by system. 4. Use guided pickup and truck loading to reduce the chances of sending wrong shipments.

19 Features- Inventory Management 19 Cycle count Annual or semi annual Physical Counts Rework & Conversions RFID tagging support. Customer Profile based Value Added Services (VAS) Stock Rotation Principles: FIFO, LIFO etc.

20 20 3. External Interfaces

21 DCMS Interfaces 21 1. Currently interfaced with SAP and Vision ERP systems. a) Receive Pickslips b) Send Shipment Information c) Send Inventory Transactions d) Receive incoming ASN and Send receipt acknowledgement 2. Interfaces with UPS systems for package shipping. 3. EDI753/754 Routing interface

22 Outbound - Export information to ERP 22 1. As orders are shipped, DCMS automatically uploads the shipping details to the host ERP. 2. ERP processes this information for billing and accounting purposes.

23 23 4.Questions & Answers

24 Product support 24 We realize that your warehousing operations are mission-critical investment. Our customer support and maintenance programs ensure that you stay tuned to our latest offerings in product developments and obtain the highest performance possible. We create customized service program that meets your specific business goals and ensure your warehousing operations stay optimized. 24*7 IT support is available through phone or e-mail, led by a team of engineers having more than 20 years of experience in logistics domain. Our products are backed by 6 months warranty after successful handover. Any bugs reported during this period are fixed free of cost.

25 Case Studies – Maidenform Inc. 25 Total no of warehouses  3 warehouses spread across 1,50,000 square feet, supported by single DCMS implementation  Ships to 8000+ stores Total no of shipments per day  50-60 shipments per day Total no of users  More than 100 users Total handled SKUs  Approx. 25 thousand different SKUs No of handheld computer devices  More than 40 Automation  Guided picking  Automatic Replenishment  Conveyor based sortation  RFID tagging Discrepancy ratio  99.6% accuracy is calculated from last 5 years data

26 Useful links 26 DCMS demo videos can be found at To know about main DCMS clients see To download brochures visit

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