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Receiving is the main process in WithoutWire that allows inventory to be brought into a Warehouse. WithoutWire allows receiving of Purchase Orders (POs). POs can be uploaded using the Purchase Order Import template on the Data Setup Tools page, or flow directly from your ERP system via our Integration service.
The integration runs on a scheduled basis, picking up POs that have been added in your ERP, and importing them into WithoutWire. Once a PO is in WithoutWire, assignments can be configured to automatically assign to anyone with access to the Receiving tile it or be manually assigned to specific users. If nobody has started receiving products against the PO, and edits are made to it in the ERP system, Integration will update the PO in WithoutWire as well. Of course, if someone is already receiving against it, or the receipt is closed, no updates will be made.
Receiving is commonly completed using the mobile device but it can take place from the Web Console.
Receiving Console –
The console where POs can be managed. All the relevant details for an order can be seen here, including vendor information, and date information, as well as specific lines on each order. The functionality for filtering, sorting, and grouping orders is very powerful and can be used to manage orders effectively by almost any parameter. This is also the screen where POs can be assigned to handheld users, so they can be received on their device.
Process Receipt –
This allows a Web Console user to receive an order via the web, instead of through a handheld device. This is typically used when there is an issue with handheld receiving, or in other special cases, since the user receiving is most likely not at a receiving staging location while using this feature. Because of this, only a subset of the full receiving features is available when using this method.
Mobile devices allow a user in the warehouse to receive against a PO, site transfer, return, or a user in the field to receive into their truck.
There are many ways to configure and use the receiving process. However, there is a general flow in which the steps of receiving take place in WithoutWire. Below is the basic flow of events in receiving, and a basic description of each. Of course, this flow can happen independently for each order.
The process is flexible in that it allows for stopping and starting at any point. This means that a user can receive half of the product for a line, or half of the lines on a PO, and exit out of the Receive module and come back to it later to finish it up. The system will ask the user if the receipt is complete or not before closing every PO to ensure the user can come back if needed.