Sponsored Development: Libero Warehouse Management

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Designer: Victor Pérez.
Contact Sponsor e-mail: [victor.perez@e-evolution.com].
Developer: [Victor Pérez].
Sponsor: Wilbar, located in USA and Canada.
Sponsor: e-Evolution,SC, located in Mexico, Equador and Venezuela.

This is to introduce Libero's WMS functionality for integrating into ADempiere ERP Business Suite. The code is preliminarily in version 354 and has its own branch in SVN. The modules reuses the Application Dictionary and Data Models.


Contents

The Design Project is based in Unified Process Methodology

Project

Mercurial Repository Warehouse Management

Git Repository Warehouse Management

How to Install

1.- Install Smart Browser functionality

2.- unzip and apply the migration script for Libero Warehouse Management a new ADempiere Instance based on 360TLS

http://sourceforge.net/projects/adempiere/files/Adempiere%20Packages/Libero%20Warehouse%20Management/scripts.zip/download

3.- Download the binary liberoWM.jar , patches.jar files

https://sourceforge.net/projects/adempiere/files/Adempiere%20Packages/Libero%20Warehouse%20Management/

4.- Open Terminal command 5.- Change the ADempiere Home directory

   #cd $ADEMPIERE_HOME

6.- Copy the liberoWM.jar file to packages directory

   #cp liberoWM.jar $ADEMPIERE_HOME/packages/liberoWM/lib

8.- Copy the patches.jar ile to lib directory

   #cp patches.jar $ADEMPIERE_HOME/lib

9.- Run ADempiere setup

   #RUN_setup.sh or RUN_silentsetup.sh

10.- Login using SuperUser , and execute the System Admin -> General Rules -> Security -> Role Access Update,after you need Login again, now you would see the new option in menu

Roles

  • Analyst
  • Any Role
  • Architect
  • Developer
  • Project Manager
  • Stakeholder
  • Tester

Tasks

Develop Vision

Vision Document

Identify Stakeholders Ok

  • Warehouse Clerk
  • Planner Shipment Clerk
  • Planner Production Clerk
  • Production Manager
  • Customer Service Rep
  • Customer
  • Implementor

Gain agreement on the problem to resolve

The problem that needs be to resolved is:

  • A Picking Process Issue
  • A Packing Process Issue
  • A Shipment Process Issue
  • Excess Inventory Problem
  • Waste of time used to search for products within a warehouse
  • Lack of planning route for picking process
  • Having to enter transaction data manually

Gather stakeholder requests

  • Optimize the Shipment Plan
  • Optimize the Picking process
  • Optimize the Packing process
  • Optimize the Shipment process
  • Optimize the Stock Inventory
  • Optimize the time to locate the product in warehouse
  • Optimize the picking route planning
  • Optimize the entry data and report of the Inventory transaction via scanner bar code

Define the scope of the solution

The objectives to reach within the first milestone of the project are:

  • Create and Processing the Shipment Plan
  • Picking Management
  • Packing Management
  • Allocation Material Management
  • Scanner Barcode Automatization outbound process

Second stage

  • Travel Sequences
  • Putaway Management
  • Quick Material receipt
  • Complex Rules to Picking and Putaway process

Define features of the system

  • Create an automated Picking Document based in rules
  • Simulation of fulfillment success by various criteria
    • Customer
    • Order number/type
    • Date ordered/promised
    • Shipment destination
    • Product/category
    • Postal Code
    • Shipper
  • Specific order line selection
  • Release Picking Document by orders or order lines
  • Prioritize release
  • Flexible sort criteria
  • Override shipping rules
  • Disallow negative inventory
  • Shipping label generation
  • Consolidation of shipments
  • Allocation Material
  • Packing and Palletization
  • Immediately create supply to Material do not available (Assamble To Order)

Achieve concurrence

Capture a common vocabulary

Identify and Outline Requirements

Detail Use-Case Scenarios

Detail System-Wide Requirements

Implementation

Entity Relationship Model

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Area Type

The Area Type allows to define serveral area types within the Warehouse, according to the use of the space e.g. wether it is for technical purposes or as putaway space:

  • Open Area
  • Bulk Materials Area
  • Gethering Area
  • Shelves Area
  • Etc.

The Warehouse Area Type Tab defines different Warehouse Area used for different purpose in a Warehouse.


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Warehouse Section Type

The Warehouse Section type is required for picking and putaway the material, it can be defined according to:

  • Heavy Parts
  • Bulky Materials
  • Slow or Fast moving products

Also, these types allow to determine the Operation Type e.g. either picking or putaway within the Warehouse

The Warehouse Section Type also defines the Warehouse Section for Inbound or Outbound Operations

Also the Section Type allows to define the type of Warehouse Management operation

  • Picking Section (Outbound)
  • Putaway Section (Inbound)

The Warehouse Section Type Tab defines different Warehouse Section used for different purpose in a Warehouse.


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Warehouse Structure

In order to Implement the Warehouse Management functionality you need to configure a logical mapping of your warehouse that accurately matches its physical layout. Warehouses are usually subdivided into Areas, Sections and Locations, therefore it has the ability to handle multiple warehouse areas and each can be further divided into different sections as well.

Finally, warehouse sections can be grouped into different locations and section types.


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Warehouse Area

A Warehouse Area represents a physical area within the warehouse space, therefore it is required to have at least one to implement the Warehouse Management System.


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Warehouse Section

A Warehouse Section represents another physical warehouse area even more specific than the Warehouse Area itself, therefore it is required to have at least one warehouse section within a warehouse area, furthermore a Warehouse Section is used for grouping several locations.


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Inbount/Outbound Rule

The Inbound(Putaway) and Outbound(Picking) Rules define the business logic according to a previously implemented algorithm, these rules are used by the Inbound(Putaway) and Outbound(Picking) Strategy to determine the business logic and the operation type within the warehouse.

The Inbound(Putaway) and Outbound(Picking) Rules Tab allows to define an algorithm to use in the Inbound(Putaway) and Outbound(Picking) Strategy and also determine the operation type within the warehouse


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Inbound/Outbound Strategy

The Inbound(Putaway) and Outbound(Picking) Strategy allows to define several rules and their sequences as to how they are to be applied in order to get the right locations to be used in the warehouse operation, thus allowing you to define your own Inbound(Putaway) and Outbound(Picking) strategies for the material.


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Inbound/Outbound Definition

It allows to define a set of conditions in order to implement a Picking and Putaway strategy using different criteria such as product, product category, product group 1, product group 2, product classification, business partner, business partner group, Warehouse Area Type, Warehouse Section Type and Warehouse Location.

The Picking and Putaway definition tab allows to define a set of conditions in order to select the Picking and Putaway Strategy from a given sequence ordered by priority.


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The sequence tab allows to set the order of priority for the Picking and Putaway Strategy


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Outbound Operation

Generare Outbound Document or Picking Task

This process allows to generate a new document as the result of gathering Sales Orders, Manufacture Orders, Distribution Orders, based on several criteria such as Warehouse, Order, Document Type, Promised Date range, Ordered Dates, Business Partner, Country, Zip Code, Product and Shipper, these parameters can be configured leveraging the Smart Browse artifact.

Thus, it is required to previously define those parameters to be used in orther to determine wich products are to be included in the Picking Orders, these paraneters are:

  • Area Type
  • Section type
  • Overwrite Delivery Rule
  • Generate Picking List
  • Print Picking List
  • Stand-by Location
  • Document Status for the Picking Order

Generate and Print Outbound Order

This process generate the Picking lists in order to prepare for shipping, thus allowing one or serveral distribution orders to be generated as a result of the Inbound/Outbound Strategies previously defined in the Inbound/Outbound Definition window.

Those Distribuition Orders are generated from different locations based on the Picking rules from the Inbound/Outbound Strategy.

Once the Picking process is completed the process to generate shipments can be fulfilled.

Generat Manufacturing Order from Outbound Order

This process allows to create Manufacturing Orders from an Outbound Order for products not available in Inventory

Generate Shipments from Outbound Order

These process allows to generate multiple shipments for products that were succesfuly picked from an Outbound Order.

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