Warehouse Management System for Wholesalers and Distributors
Better Warehouse Management
Blue Link ERP is an all-in-one solution designed for small to medium size businesses, primarily wholesalers and distributors. As a fully integrated system, Blue Link provides robust functionality for managing inventory, accounting, order entry and processing, contact management, eCommerce integration and warehouse management. Blue Link’s basic warehouse management functionality improves speed and accuracy through automated workflows, and is the ideal solution for businesses with small warehouses, stock rooms and storage facilities. Specific functionality includes:
Multiple warehouse locations
Consolidated pick slips
Tracking of bin/shelf plus overflow locations
Ability to print shipping labels
Pick/pack/ship workflow management
Mobile handheld picking
Generate master shipment and specific box (within a shipment) tracking
Barcode verification scanning
Shipping box / container history
Create/view/print picking and packing slips (pick slips in logical picking order)
Integration with shipping carriers – shipping information / tracking numbers and pricing returned
Ability to associate hyperlink tracking number to sales order to track product
Serial number / lot number selection
Ability to select shipping container size and allocate product to specific shipping boxes
Improve efficiency with barcode scanning. Replace manual warehouse processes with Blue Link’s mobile handheld picking solution or simplified verification scanning, and ensure the right product is picked and shipped every time.
Reduce the amount of time required per order. Consolidated pick slips and bin / shelf location tracking makes it easy for employees to pick product following the most efficient route in your warehouse, reducing the amount of time to ship each order.
Eliminate double entry. Integration with major shipping carriers eliminates the need to re-key data into multiple systems and means tracking information and pricing is automatically associated with each order.
Blue Link’s basic warehouse management system features are designed to manage multiple workflow and supply chain processes. Whether you own your own warehouses, work with 3PLs or a combination of both, Blue Link provides functionality for efficient inventory and warehouse management. Blue Link’s built in functionality and warehouse shipping module is ideal for the following environments:
Less complex warehouses where location tracking is not required
Retail and eCommerce companies with distribution centres
Mobile inventory where trucks, trailers etc. serve as non-traditional warehouse locations which require inventory management
Cash and Carry type businesses looking to manage inventory within their warehouses
“I think of [Blue Link’s] ARM (Automated Routines Manager) as a money maker. It automatically prints pick tickets in the warehouse all day without any management involvement. Orders are printed based on efficiency of pick walk, and labour costs are reduced. We also use ARM to automatically transfer inventory from one location to the other based on sales needs. Again, no one in management has to even look at what is happening, the computer does it all for you.”
– Fred Pritchard, Vice President, Golda’s Kitchen
Advanced Warehouse Management Functionality
For those businesses looking for a more advanced Warehouse Management System or WMS functionality, Blue Link provides WMS Lite, the perfect solution for growing businesses. This advanced functionality is best suited for the following types of operations:
Businesses with larger warehouses and a high volume of orders
Businesses with warehouses in which there are multiple storage locations for the same SKU
Businesses which utilize barcode scanning and handheld picking to manage their receiving, picking, packing and shipping processes
WMS Lite Functionality
Integration with Tablets and Barcode Scanning Devices
Ability to run the Blue Link WMS Lite Screen on laptops, iOS, Android and Microsoft tablets in conjunction with barcode scanning devices. This allows users to mount tablets to carts, forklifts, etc. for use while picking product.
Empty Bin/Shelf Availability
When receiving product, system will show available locations in the warehouse to add SKUs based on what space is empty.
Ability to Set Up Stocking and Non-Stocking Locations
Ability to set up locations within the warehouse as either stocking or non-stocking. This shows the true count of inventory within the warehouse, but will separate product available and product already allocated to an existing order. Allows for cross-docking of product.
Stocking Location Priorities and Ratings
Ability to set up stocking location priorities and ratings for more efficient picking. System will create pick list for most efficient pick route, based on these priorities and ratings.
Movement Tracking of Product
System logs every single movement of product in the warehouse. When you pick product from a shelf location and add it to your cart, the system will deplete the units from the shelf and increase the units to your cart. This provides users the ability to see inventory that is still physically available in the warehouse but already allocated to a specific order. This also allows you to manage the time it takes to move product from one location to another, in order to report on the data for more efficient warehouse layouts.
Ability to receive and ship product without putting it away.