Warehouse Management System

The MIQ Logistics Warehouse Management System (WMS) improves inbound and outbound warehouse operations and optimises your labour, while supporting your distribution strategy. You’ll get best-practice efficiencies through standardised processes for order selection and coordinated work procedures. And it facilitates consistent performance among your workforce for standardised shipping and receiving procedures.

The MIQ Logistics Warehouse Management System has full-function distribution capabilities, including flow through, forwarding and inventory management. It is EDI, XML and FTP compatible and can interface with ERP and TMS.

Core functionality includes

  • Receiving – Increase the flexibility of your warehouse receiving and storage processes with automated systems capable of capturing even sub-SKU information
  • Inventory control – Track inventory of raw materials and user goods by user-defined accounting rules and SKU characteristics; display inventory status progression
  • Wave management – Pick freight based on allocation, cartonisation and replenishment strategies for an optimised transportation plan
  • Loading – Build shipment loads to maximise capacity, regardless of mode
  • Quality assurance – Ensure business rules for usage/storage, inspection, and progression orders are satisfied before releasing shipments
  • Cycle count – Conduct ongoing system-directed counts which are interwoven with daily activities and deliver highly accurate inventory control
  • Pick/pack/verify – Scan cartons to ensure they are fully processed and ready for shipping
  • Pack and hold – View the status, location and other details of pack and hold shipments awaiting their shipping date
  • Put away – Apply configurable business rules for receiving, recording, staging, determining the location, and stowing inbound inventory
  • Physical count – Compare physical count results with ongoing cycle counts
  • Staging – Synchronise outgoing shipments with outbound vehicles or delivery routes
  • Shipping – Satisfy customer and carrier compliance requirements with greater visibility, from the time an order is processed until it reaches its destination

Advanced functionality includes

  • Task management – Improve the flow of inventory in the warehouse by interleaving tasks and reducing deadheading in pallet movement
  • Third-party billing – Calculate transportation charges, freight tariffs and other costs for invoicing and auditing
  • Yard management – Access, direct, and share yard activity and trailer information throughout your operations, for greater efficiencies
  • Vendor/carrier performance – Analyse compliance with predetermined scorecard parameters
  • Flow through distribution – Eliminate the need for storage while you track goods moving from an incoming trailer to a staging area, ready for loading and delivery
  • Work order management – Assign and sequence tasks for timely, reliable and correct completion of kitting and assembly projects
  • Reverse logistics (returns) – Direct the disassembly, evaluation, rework, return, disposal or other handling of returned products
  • Warehouse transfers – Move or split inventory with accuracy as you even out employee workloads or optimise stock movement in the warehouse
  • Static and dynamic replenishment – Reduce out of stocks in the pick process with user-defined replenishment strategies
  • Order consolidation – Consolidate multiple product orders to optimise transportation and maintain customer service
  • Load building – Generate loads to better utilise transportation space and comply with customer’s shipment orders
  • Value added services – Add flexibility to your supply chain with warehouse-managed services tailored to customer-specific short or long-term needs
  • Retail compliance – Compile, monitor, update and download your list of Supported Retailer shipping labels