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Prometheus Warehouse Management

Pravin Challawar

Sr. Solution Consultant

Warehouse Management At-a-Glance

Inbound Internal Processing Outbound

Purchases Mfg / Assembly Transfers Outside Processing

Pick Pack Inspection Count

Assembly Storage Move Replenish

Customer Shipments Vendor Returns Transfers Outside Processing

Senior level executives now realize that the automated warehouse is as much a part of e-commerce and e-fulfillment as the Internet. - Supply Chain Yearbook

Warehousing Functionality Spectrum


Highly Automated Facilities

Automate physical inventory handling

Product / Order Complexity

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Warehouse Management
Implement a true execution system using system directed tasks and task management

RF / Barcode Only
Improve accuracy and reduce latency of existing transactions

Manual Inventory
Record transactions and track balances



Transaction Velocity / Volume


Business Pressures
Just-in-Time Delivery

How can I improve the speed of warehouse operations? How do I integrate operations to reduce order processing time?
Inbound Internal Processing

Guaranteed Availability

How can I improve order promise accuracy? How do I create a global view of inventory?


One Size Fits One

How can I manage SKU proliferation? How do I ensure labeling compliance?

Lowest Total Cost

Where can I reduce inventory while maintaining high fill rates? How do I improve labor efficiency?

Operational Challenges
Procurement Manufacturing Order Management

Warehous e System 1

Warehouse System 2

Warehouse System N

RF Middleware

RF Middleware

RF Middleware

Integration and Operation Complexity, Localized Solutions

A Need for Change

Leading Business Trends

Fulfillment Processes Integrated with Partners Support All Company Processes (e.g. Service, Mfg) Automated Material Handling for Improved Productivity Mobile and Automatic Data Capture (e.g. RF, RFID) Streamlined Material Flow (e.g. Cross-Docking)

How Delivers

Foundation: Unified Information Architecture

Develop Contracts Projects HR Finance Maintain Service
Customers, Suppliers, Products,

Market Sell Order Plan

Common data model

enables a single source of truth applications designed to work together services based on open standards by business flow implementations

Comprehensive suite of

Robust set of integration Modular deployment Single global instance

Procure Make Fulfill Warehouse Management

Support for the Integrated Enterprise

Built-In, Not Bolt-On Functionality




Eliminate Integration Reduce Cost and Complexity Reduce Risk and Upgrade Issues Eliminate Problems with Reconciliation Simplify Support

MSCA & Warehouse Management




Prometheus Mobile Supply ChainUser Interface Appl. Built-in Mobile

Support Basic Warehousing Needs
Mobile Manufacturing Moves, Issues, Returns, Scrap, Completions, Mobile Receiving Direct, Std, Inspect, Cross-Dock, Print, Mobile Quality Quality Collections, Specifications, Mobile Shipping Pick, Confirm, Ship, Confirm, Print, Mobile Inventory Misc. Transactions, Transfers, Counts,

Built-in RF Middleware
RF Base Station

Mobile Transaction Server Apps / Database


RF Device

Telnet Over TCP/IP


Prometheus Warehouse Management Solution

or Provide a Complete Warehouse Execution System
RMAs Purchases Transfers R e c ei v e Label In Cross Dock s Putaway p RF Support e ct Global Visibility Ship Pack Directed Pick Assemble Tailorable Rules & Workflow Process Replenish Move

Cost WIP Issues

RTVs Orders Transfers

Count Transfer

Seamless Integration





Prometheus Warehouse Mgmt Solution

Enables you to

Support Lower Cost of Ownership Increase Warehouse Efficiency Integrate WMS Throughout the Enterprise

Flexibly Meet Needs without Customization

Rules-Driven Processes

(e.g. Pick)

(e.g. > 30 Days Shelf Life)

User Defined Strategies & Rules

(e.g. LPNs or Locators)

Support for: Directed Picking, Directed Putaway, Tasks Assignment, Costing, Labeling

Eliminates customizations Supports common tool

with examples

Improves ROI and

ongoing support

Easily changed and evolved

Accelerates implementation Increases long-term flexibility

Additional Ways for Customization

Same application for
RF Device Independence
all certified devices to any form factor

Maximum flexibility of
RF device selection

Automatically adapts

Lower support costs

Lot & Serial Attributes

User definable fields Use throughout WMS

(UI, Rules Engine, etc.)

Flexible interfaces Support your specific

data needs

Cost-Effective Global Deployment

Think Locally, Act Globally

Deploy and manage on a single global instance Support with single worldwide organization Support for statutory and customary local requirements Multi-lingual, multi-currency, multi-org, multi-national capabilities

Prometheus Warehouse Mgmt Solution

Enables you to

Support Lower Cost of Ownership Increase Warehouse Efficiency Integrate WMS Throughout the Enterprise

Improve Warehouse Mgmt Functions

Increase Efficiency of All Resources Warehouse Efficiency
Resource Utilization

Worker Productivity

Inventory Utilization

Automate Warehouse Processes Optimize Task Assignments Reduce Worker Travel Time

Optimize Total Warehouse Space Maximize Use of Equipment Optimally Locate Inventory to Reduce Travel Time

Reduce Inventory Carrying Costs Streamline Material Flow Reduce Inventory Obsolescence Automate Replenishment

Create, Organize, Dispatch Tasks to Optimal Resource

Pick Wave Create & Allocate Task Split Merge Sort Task Queue

Automated Task Management

Dispatch Tasks To RF Devices Support Multiple Picking Methodologies Match Skills and Equipment to Tasks Perform Task Sequencing and Interleaving

Create Paperless, Streamlined Processes Align Pick Plan with Business Mix Reduce Safety Issues and Training Costs Significantly Reduce Travel Time

Automated Compliance Labeling

Meet Customer Specific Requirements
Support Numerous Types and Variations of Labels
- LPN, LPN content, LPN summary, material, serial, location,
shipping, shipping contents, WIP contents

Flexible to Meet Your Business Needs

- Design and rendering choices - Highly flexible configuration - Adapts to changing

Data Transmitted via XML

directly to printer or via middleware of choice

Print at the Right Time in the Correct Format

RFID & License Plate # Support

Perform Complex Inventory Transactions
Multiple Packages and Products Single Unique Number for All Information

RFID Support Automatically Track All Related Product Information Capture All Information with a Single Scan Container and LPN* Support Supports Infinite Nesting Levels Perform Complex Moves via a Single Scan Fully Integrated with ASNs

Reduces Cycle Time & Improves Accuracy

Improves Efficiency, Accuracy, and Tracking

*License Plate Number

Selectively Accelerate Warehouse Material Flow


Cross-Dock and Direct Ship





Inventory Pick Release




Direct Receipt

Direct Ship

Configurable flows Express ASN receipt Cross-docking Express picks & load Direct ship

Adjust implementation to

business Accelerate receiving process Reduce handling and inventory Increase operator efficiency Support lean mfg processes

Process Transactions with No Manual Intervention

RFID Middleware (PIPL App) (3) Interface to readers, clean and filter data, then pass IDs to application Access objects associated with the ID's (e.g. LPN's on ASN) then raise correct Business Event

RFID-Initiated Shipping & Receiving


Load of pallets and / or cartons with RFID tags on each


Drive load through RFID Reader in Receiving Dock Access associated source document (e.g. the POs ASN) Putaway, rescan or divert material

(4) RFID Event Processor


Application APIs

(6) Process the Business Event, (e.g. Receipt of pallet or carton) (7) Confirm success or failure (e.g. trigger green light or sound buzzer)


Response & Exception Handling

Directed Picking and Put Away

Automatically Suggest Optimal Locators


Locator Locator


Business Logic


Slot dynamically based

on velocity, size, etc. Control hazardous materials / co-mingling Handle task exceptions with reason codes

Optimize the use of

storage locations Minimize inventory fragmentation Reduce chance of obsolescence

Inventory Utilization

Provide Single Source of Truth for All Inventory

Maintain Accurate, Real-Time
Information - Physical inventory measurement - Holding and other associated costs - Cycle counting

Advanced Inventory Capabilities

Manage Inventory Levels

- Automated replenishment - Kanban management - Transfers between facilities

Support Advanced Tracking

Capabilities - Material status control - Inventory ownership tracking - Advanced lot and serial control

Performance Management Tools

Proactively Manage Warehouse Performance
availability via Materials Workbench

View current status, perform transactions and calculate Monitor and refine facility activity via Control Board Provide real-time status
with active alerts and notification messaging changes with workflow exceptions informed with multiple reporting options

Handle last minute

Keep key personnel

Prometheus Warehouse Mgmt Solution

Enables you to

Support Lower Cost of Ownership Increase Warehouse Efficiency Integrate WMS Throughout the Enterprise

Comprehensive Logistics Solution

Integrated Logistics Adapts to Changes

Carriers / 3PLs Collaboration & Event Management

Global Customers

Inbound Supply Source



Integrated Planning & Execution Continuous Improvemen t

On-Time Performance Customer Satisfaction Carrier Analysis

Book / Tende r

Manag e Wrhs

Pick & Labe l

Pac k& Ship

Trac k

Settl e

Outbound Demand Destination

Comprehensive Logistics Solution

Enables Cross-Functional Process Optimization
Planning (Plan & Monitor) Warehouse (Store & Manage)

Inventory Optimization Supply / Demand Matching

Dynamic Rerouting & Drop Ship

Stage & Cross Dock

Transport (Move & Track)

WMS and Manufacturing

Extends Beyond Sales Order Inputs

Solution Integration Enables:

- Task-managed component picks - Cross-dock to / from
Sales Orders Manufacturing Processes

manufacturing - Directed ship from manufacturing - Compliance labeling - LPN and lot / serial creation and tracking

Supports Full Spectrum of

WMS Solution


- Simple kitting to full BOM / work

order jobs - Seamless CTO flow

WMS and Service / Spares

Integrate all Inventory Transactions
Warehouse Mgmt

Manage high volume DC operations (pick, pack and ship) with WMS and leverage internal orders to release parts to the field

Distribution Center

Provide a single, common view

of all inventory

Regional / Field Field Technician Warehouses Stock

Integrate and manage internal

and field inventory locations

Service / Spares Mgmt

Consolidate / coordinate all

field requests to maximize DC efficiency

Integrated Throughout Entire Offering

Business Intelligence

Real-Time Access to Complete Business Information

What is my inventory

Deliver Daily Business Intelligence

accuracy for all products? costs for each warehouse?

What are my labor

What are my book-to-ship and receipt-to-putaway cycle times? How is my warehouse How are inventory

space utilization changing?

turns and quantities changing?

Objective: Set institutional targets Fact: Provide performance-based metrics Exception: Continuously evaluate performance

Manage By

Mfg & Inventory Intelligence: Timely, Accurate, Relevant

Flexible Time Periods Flexible Comparisons

Real-Time Results

Daily updates on key performance indicators Actionable information on savings and incremental revenue opportunities At a glance:

Performance Measures




Inventory quantity and turns Inventory accuracy Pick-to-ship cycle time Warehouse labor costs

Prometheus Warehouse Management Solution

Single global instance, mobile applications, built-in integration, barcode and RF capabilities Optimized space and warehouse utilization, improved worker productivity, flexible process flows, monitoring and mgmt capabilities Support Lower Cost of Ownership

Increase Warehouse Efficiency

Out-of-the-box integration, full logistics support for all SCM flows

Integrate WMS Throughout the Enterprise

Prometheus Warehouse Management Products

Develop Contracts Projects HR Finance Maintain Service
Customers , Suppliers, Products,

Market Sell Order Plan Inventory Management Warehouse Management Mobile Supply Chain Applications Logistics Intelligence

Procure Make


Prometheus Warehouse Management

Support Lower Total Cost of Ownership Increase Warehouse Efficiency Integrate WMS Throughout the Enterprise

Thank You!