iSupply Lite, now available from Logistics Systems International , is an advanced distribution management solution that is designed to be integrated to an ERP system, providing a totally automated and accurate distribution process.
This distribution management solution offers both Scan Pack and Freight Management technology, ensuring all aspects of production are fully automated.
The Scan Pack component is accredited by the majority of the major Australian retailers and can also be utilised for ensuring accuracy and automation of non-EDI orders.
The Scan Pack component allows users to:
- print product, price and TUN labels for EAN / GTIN symbology
- scan by facility available where an unlimited number of uniform carton configurations (TUN) are utilised
- print SSCC labels for all shipping units with EAN128 bar-code in Serial Container Mark (SCM) code format
- handle multiple orders, for multiple stores, for shipment to customers
- under/over pack alerts, incomplete orders and short pick management
- option to weight and cube each at packing station or have the system calculate from product details; and
- automatically generate electronic file of completed orders containing all additional data.
Once Scan Packing of an order has been completed, the Freight Management component of iSupply Lite kicks in, automatically selecting the most favourable carrier for an order to ensure it reaches its destination.
Carrier specific freight documentation and electronic manifests are also generated, after which the host ERP system is notified of goods despatched and consignment information for automated invoice generation to go with the goods (if applicable).
Key features of the Freight Management component of iSupply Lite distribution management include:
- automatic consolidation of consignments to the same receiver
- controlled return, pick-ups and swap outs
- dangerous goods annotations, including DG surcharge and insurance charge calculations
- pallet transfer tracking and reporting
- automatic calculation of transport cost recovery and charge back to customers; and
- electronic reconciliation of carrier invoices, highlighting freight cost variations.