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Use of Scanners for Receiving, Shipping, Cycle counting

  • 1.  Use of Scanners for Receiving, Shipping, Cycle counting

    Posted Jun 02, 2020 08:02 AM
    Good Morning,
    Sort of new at this but looking for information on Scanners and their use for Receiving, Shipping, Inventory and Cycle Counting.
    We are using Nav2015 and would like to automate as much as possible using scanners within the warehouse.
    Does anyone do this now? How does it work? Do we need additional software?
    Any information or direction(s) would be helpful.
    Thanks,
    Don
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    Don Rosenberger
    Nifast Corporation
    CAROL STREAM IL
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  • 2.  RE: Use of Scanners for Receiving, Shipping, Cycle counting

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Jun 02, 2020 08:37 AM
    I can save you a whole bunch of research: https://www.dmsiworks.com/products/mobile-warehouse-data-collection/

    There are other options, but if you don't want to spend $100k+, you'll want to click the link.

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    Ben Baxter
    Consultant
    Accent Software, Inc.
    carmel IN
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  • 3.  RE: Use of Scanners for Receiving, Shipping, Cycle counting

    Posted Jun 02, 2020 09:06 AM
    Thanks, Ben for the information. I will check it out!

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    Don Rosenberger
    Nifast Corporation
    CAROL STREAM IL
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  • 4.  RE: Use of Scanners for Receiving, Shipping, Cycle counting

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Jun 02, 2020 09:35 AM
    Another option:  Lanham Associates:  https://www.lanhamassoc.com/ace-warehousing.htm

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  • 5.  RE: Use of Scanners for Receiving, Shipping, Cycle counting

    Posted Jun 02, 2020 09:59 AM
    Thanks, Lewis I will look into it too.

    don

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    Don Rosenberger
    Nifast Corporation
    CAROL STREAM IL
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    Academy - Online Interactive Learning from Experts


  • 6.  RE: Use of Scanners for Receiving, Shipping, Cycle counting

    SILVER CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Jun 03, 2020 12:05 PM

    Thanks, Lewis. Don, Lanham offers a number of solutions depending upon how formal you want to get about controlling inventory and the practices your company is comfortable with. We offer informal  "four wall" inventory tracking with E-Ship and E-Receive that make it easy to bar code and capture dimensional weight on items as they are received, and track what is shipped through our packline scanning. All of our solutions are built inside Business Central which reduces the learning curve, and erases the possiblity of interface issues. If you are checking out our website, www.lanhamassoc.com, also look at Outbound Warehouse Request (OWR) that works in this less formal scenario to assist your warehouse in prioritizing picking and shipments. Be sure to notice traditional applications for NAV, and extensions for NAV and BC.

    Our next step up toward a formal WMS, but still keeping things less formal is our addition of doing more work for realtime inventory handling on handheld devices in ACE Warehousing. We can work in conjunction with Business Central warehousing, or without it (new!), depending upon your approach. OWR has even more sophisticated capabilities, and you can do receiving on handhelds if needed.

    ACE Warehousing, working in conjunction with Business Central Warehousing can take you up to very sophisticated WMS functionality, including lot and serial number tracking and license plating, and more.

    We would be glad to arrange for a discussion and demo if it makes sense. Please just reach out to Kate Pinyan, kate@lanhamassoc.com or myself, mary@lanhamassoc.com. We'd be glad to show you your Lanham options which are available from On-Premises, to Subscription to Microsoft Cloud, NAV through Business Central.

    Not sure if the $100K comment earlier was aimed toward us, but if so, it's not accurate! We'd be honored to help you with more information!



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    Lanham Associates/Lanham Services
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  • 7.  RE: Use of Scanners for Receiving, Shipping, Cycle counting

    SILVER CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Jun 03, 2020 12:11 PM
    Sorry. Don't mean to be so long-winded...Forgot to mention that since we are handling inventory realtime, you can also cycle count anytime with no problem. We even have some new capabilities in this area that we'd love to explore with you.

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    Mary Lanham
    COO
    Lanham Associates/Lanham Services
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  • 8.  RE: Use of Scanners for Receiving, Shipping, Cycle counting

    Posted Jun 15, 2020 08:51 AM
    Hi Mary,
    Sorry I did not get back sooner. Thank you for the information.
    We currently use E-Ship and do use scanner for packline scanning.
    I will check out your website and your other suggestions.
    Thanks,
    Don

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    Don Rosenberger
    Nifast Corporation
    CAROL STREAM IL
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    Academy - Online Interactive Learning from Experts


  • 9.  RE: Use of Scanners for Receiving, Shipping, Cycle counting

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Jun 03, 2020 02:19 PM
    Mary,

    No, the $100k was not related to Lanham products.  Rather the larger stand alone products that sit largely outside of NAV, but offer similar warehouse capabilities.

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    Ben Baxter
    Consultant
    Accent Software, Inc.
    carmel IN
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  • 10.  RE: Use of Scanners for Receiving, Shipping, Cycle counting

    Posted Jun 02, 2020 10:30 AM
    Definitely second the InsightWorks recommendation.  It's a very nice NAV companion product.  They also offer a pretty robust shop floor collection add-on to capture labor time on the shop floor.

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    DSWi
    Sugar Land TX
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