CPR (Consolidated Pick Release) is WAERlinx Order Release system and it’s a lifeline to our customers.
Historically (okay, in lots of organisations still), once an order was ready for picking in the warehouse, a picking list was printed out and given to an operative to go and pick from the specified bin locations. Marked off by the operator using a pen, once completed, the list was then given back to someone in admin to mark the items off against the system.
In 2018 with increasingly dynamic warehouse set ups, having an accurate, real time inventory record is imperative to the entire operation; it’s an understatement to say that the paper system has become obsolete – it is just not quick enough.
For at least the last decade if not longer, WAERlinx customers have been able to assign a picking list to an operator which they access on their handheld device (more often than not, a smartphone).
As each item is picked, even if it is in a different bin to the one expected, the inventory is updated in real time in WAERlinx and therefore also NetSuite.
With clear advantages:
- Stock levels are completely visible in real time
- There can be no discrepancies – someone can go and pick the same item a minute later and the exact quantity of that item is visible and correct
- Each order carton has a license plate, making tracking a piece of cake.
Not all WAERlinx customers use this functionality, however. Some prefer to set parameters for automated picking assignment such as a maximum number of items and total weight etc. This allows them to cut out the step of assigning orders, speeding up their operation even further.
As always, WAERlinx is as flexible as our customers are unique.