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Research available logistics, inventory, and warehouse management technology software tools that could be used in a supply chain

Using course materials and other sources, research available logistics, inventory, and warehouse management technology software tools that could be used in a supply chain. Your discussion should include the following:

Identify at least three separate software tools that can used for any logistics, inventory, and warehouse management purpose, explaining their usefulness and purpose. Try to select applications ranging from low-end (low cost, low functionality) to high-end (higher costs, full functionality) to give a comprehensive view of the types of tools available.

Describe the cost of these tools as well as the anticipated cost-benefit.

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Using course materials and other sources, research available logistics, inventory, and warehouse management technology software tools that could be used in a supply chain. Your discussion should include the following:

Identify at least three separate software tools that can used for any logistics, inventory, and warehouse management purpose, explaining their usefulness and purpose. Try to select applications ranging from low-end (low cost, low functionality) to high-end (higher costs, full functionality) to give a comprehensive view of the types of tools available.

Describe the cost of these tools as well as the anticipated cost-benefit.

The first software:

Taken from: http://www.software21.com
This is what the company says about its software:
FlexGen 4 Warehouse Management performs a critical function in overall Supply Chain Management process. It provides all the on-line, real-time documentation needed to source, locate and transact all of the parts and material transactions needed to keep production control running smoothly. The ability to locate and retrieve in a logistically efficient manner materials, saves time and reduces wasted administrative effort.

The warehouse will also have the tools and information they need to support the Quality Assurance guidelines for materials including certifications, lot and serial number documentation, testing and receiving documents from your suppliers. Materials requiring selected paperwork to be available before transacting it can be isolated for supplier remediation.
All warehouse transactions can be completed using the most efficient technologies available including touch screen, bar code and on-line, real-time RF data transmission.

Implementing Warehouse Management will provide the following:
Â? Locate and disposition materials accurately to assure real-time availability to production control and inventory management.
Â? Eliminate waste, scrap and shrinkage in materials due to inefficiency or lack of visibility in process control and compliance.
Â? Assures that all Quality Assurance procedures are followed and documented properly where high traceability is mandatory.
Â? Transact customer shipments on time and complete, where finished good inventory tracking and update to the web shipping portal is provided for customer self-service.

FlexGen 4 Inventory Control provides you optimum visibility, management and control of all your inventory assets. You'll have all the information you need to make informed decisions about reducing inventory costs and eliminating parts shortages to production. Inventory Control automatically monitors every inventory transaction from purchase orders to customer shipments. It features instant access to multiple stocking locations within multiple warehouses. It enables you to control and report movement of inventory parts, launch work orders and print pack slips with accompanying bar-coded documentation.
A powerful feature of Inventory Control is the depth of online management information available to you at your desktop. This includes Daily Receiving, MRB Activity, Shortages, and Inventory Status Reports. The tracking and management of inventory is instant, cost effective and very intuitive, featuring FlexGen 4's Graphical Interface.
The Inventory Audit process takes advantage of the information already available in the inventory database. You can use this module to set cycle count parameters for the inventory cycle and generate a variety of reports including Part Adjustment History, Daily Count Sheet, Inventory Work Sheet, and Variance Reports. You can also create, print and maintain a log of inventory tags and gather the physical count via wireless barcode data collection, another plug-in Software feature of FlexGen 4 Manufacturing.

Implementing Inventory Control will allow you to:
Â? Purchase inventory in one unit of measure and stock or issue it in another, using conversion factors.
Â? Track the movement of all parts including dollars and quantity, through any and all stages of purchasing through final ...

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