topShelf Features:

RECEIVING OVERVIEW

Receiving in topShelf refers to receiving inventory against an existing receiving transaction in topShelf. There are other ways to enter inventory into topShelf, but using a Receiving Order to receive against gives the most detail. A typical receiving process is as follows:

  • Receiving Order created in topShelf (created manually or synced from another application via integration)
  • Receiving Order document printed (optional)
  • Once inventory arrives in the dock, the user opens the Receiving order on the handheld device or mobile app to begin receiving
  • Inventory is placed into a bin on the receiving dock via the scanner / mobile app.
  • Bin Move / Put Away used to move the inventory from the receiving dock to the shelf location (bin)

ORDER PICK OVERVIEW

  • Once outbound Shipping orders arrive in topShelf (via integration or created in topShelf), the next step is for a warehouse worker to pick the order. Picking an order is the process of removing inventory against an order.
  • There are a number of ways to pick orders in topShelf depending on your company's needs.

ORDER PICK

topShelf Order Picking can be run in a couple of different modes. Which mode you use will depend on company to company and how you perform your day to day operations. Switching between guided and standard order pick will require a request to support@scoutsft.com

*Guided order pick is available on device versions 1.0.5613.28025 and later. Your device version is found on the upper right hand corner of the device login page. Mobile.scoutsft.com is compatible with guided order pick

GUIDED ORDER PICK

Guided order pick will arrange the lines on an order and guide the user to the first alphabetical bin to get the product for the order.

Example:

Order 0001 has 2 products on it

  • Product 1 - Located in Bin C-01-04
  • Product 2 - Located in Bin B-02-01

When this order is opened the device will send the user to Bin B-01-01 first to pick Product 2, since it is the first alphabetical bin. There are options in guided order pick to select a different bin if you do not wish to pick from the bin selected by the system.

NON-GUIDED ORDER PICK

topShelf Order Picking can be run in a couple of different modes. Which mode you use will depend on company to company and how you perform your day to day operations. Switching between guided and standard order pick will require a request to support@scoutsft.com

WHAT IS WAVE PICKING

A wave is a grouping or batch of orders released for picking based on common parameters.

In short, wave picking allows you to manage all of your orders and delegate them to pickers all from the admin console. Rather than using the standard order pick, wave picking allows the picker to pick multiple orders at the same time.

Wave picking can assist your daily operations in the warehouse in a number of ways:

  • Assign large numbers of orders to pickers
  • Optional paperless option of assigning orders
  • Use your custom order views to generate waves
  • Save time and steps in the warehouse

WHAT IS A BARCODE?

"A barcode is a machine-readable representation of data (numbers and/or letters) relating to the object to which it is attached."

Simply put, barcodes are a faster way to input data (part numbers, etc) into your barcode scanner or PC, rather than typing them. Barcodes can greatly increase accuracy, speed and efficiency in your warehouse. Barcodes can be used in a number of ways to improve your business process within the warehouse. Here are some examples of places where barcodes can improve your process:

  • Products
  • Bin Locations/Shelving
  • Pallets
  • Printed Shipping and Receiving Documents
  • Shipping Labels

INTEGRATION

What is an integration? How Does Scout Integrate?

Scout uses SOAP and REST API to integrate with your current application

topShelf Integration Infographic

CYCLE COUNTING OVERVIEW

Cycle counting is an effective tool for recitfying current inventory. It is a tool for counting exactly what is in your warehouse. Cycle Counts can be performed via the Handheld Barcode Scanner or the Mobile application. On both the device and the mobile applicatiuon there are two types of cycle counts; Technical Count and Blind Count.

Blind Count: Blind count will allow the user to go from Bin to Bin and simply count quantites of items in each bin. There is no information given to the user as to what the system is currently holding in the bin being counted. You can only count Items with Blind Count.

Technical Count: Technical count allows you to count bin quatities of Items, Assets and Lots. Technical Count provides the user with Cycle expected list of parts and expected quantites of the bin. You can only count quantites of Assets and Lot Product with Technical count.

Let us show you how topShelf Cloud-Based Inventory Management Software can help you streamline processes, increase inventory visibility and accuracy while increasing your revenue.

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