PowerHouse is built around a user-friendly rules-based configuration framework that allows even the most complex warehouses to be brought on-line in record time with a minimum of hassle. No matter what type of business you are in, what products you keep in inventory, what language your workforce speaks or how big your warehouse is, PowerHouse WMS is the warehouse management system that lets you run your warehouse, your way
PowerHouse/WMS™ is a high-powered yet flexible object oriented, client/server warehouse management system that can bring real-time, state-of-the-art computerised warehouse management to your warehouse floor.
With the PowerHouse WMS™ Warehouse Management System you can:
- Improve inventory accuracy
- Decrease order processing time
- Improve customer service levels
- Virtually eliminate putaway and picking errors
- Improve the use of human and warehouse resources
- Reduce inventory carrying costs
- Increase return on inventory investment
- Reduce shipping errors and
- Eliminate costly physical inventories
PowerHouse features an easy to use Windows compatible GUI interface, computer platform and relational database independence, true distributed processing for optimised performance and object oriented code developed using PowerBuilder and Java, the most popular and capable software development tools on the market.
As a result, PowerHouse can run under either UNIX or Windows NT on either RISC based or Pentium based servers. PowerHouse also features a unique, rules based, table driven structure, in which all tables, rules and operating parameters are readily accessible to the user, making PowerHouse easy to reconfigure without costly or time consuming programming.
PowerHouse directs all warehouse operations in real-time, using the speed and accuracy of Radio Frequency (RF) terminals and bar code readers, optimising both facility and human resources.
PowerHouse also offers real-time, on-line access to all warehouse information, complete audit trails for all material moves, labour resource planning and tracking, multiple warehouse and multiple owner or division operation and the considerable efficiencies of task sequencing and task interleaving.
In addition, PowerHouse features extensive cross docking functionality, up-to-the-second real-time views of expected receipts, orders, replenishments and picks, comprehensive picking functionality which includes full case picking, full pallet picking, pallet stripping, piece picking, batch picking and order picking, and the ability to track inventories in any conceivable multiple container hierarchy.
Additionally, PowerHouse offers catch weight receiving and carton tracking, lot control, date lot tracking, serial number tracking, and an Apparel Industry module which controls the tracking, putaway, picking, restocking and cycle counting of merchandise by colour, style and size.
Finally, PowerHouse is designed to interface easily with virtually all host systems, with third party or host based order processing, transportation management, purchase order and accounting applications and with material processing equipment such as conveyors, sortation systems, pick-to-light modules and carousels.