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Warehouse Efficiency, Flexibility, and Compliance

Drive your mission critical warehouse operations with the highly scalable AFS™ Warehouse Management System.

Deliver the perfect order.

OVERVIEW

AFS Warehouse Management System (WMS) is designed to provide the level of visibility and control required to enable the delivery of the perfect order. Simultaneously it improves the overall warehouse infrastructure by providing the ability to automate manual efforts, reduce labor and inventory inefficiencies, support track and trace, and provide profitable insights.

AFS WMS provides companies a foundation of best practices for receiving goods, put-away/flow-through, inventory management, order processing, replenishment, pick/pack, loading and shipping, as well as improved labor management. Extending these best practices further is a robust analytical capability designed to gain deeper insights into your operations—helping you increase productivity and uncover new business opportunities.

IMPROVED BUSINESS PROCESS OUTCOMES

As a rule-based software, AFS WMS adapts to your warehouse operations by mapping to processes for:

  • Inbound, outbound and putaway
  • Inventory control and management
  • GS1 and GTIN/lot, Food Safety Act and Produce Traceability Initiative compliance
  • Labor management
  • Warehouse space utilization
  • Activity-based billing for 3PLs

INDUSTRIES

AFS has been helping distributors for over 30 years and has incorporated industry best practices into AFS WMS for the following industry segments:

  • Beer, wine and distilled beverages
  • Chocolate and cocoa products
  • Dairy
  • Food processing (light)
  • Foodservice
  • Fresh produce
  • Fresh meats
  • General merchandising
  • Packaged baked goods
  • Packaged frozen foods and desserts
  • Packaged meats including meats, fish, and seafood
  • Retailers
  • Snacks, cookies and crackers
  • Third-party logistics (3PLs)

KEY FEATURES/FUNCTIONS

AFS WMS is modular and fully scalable so that operations of all sizes—including businesses with multiple warehouses—can benefit from increased productivity, inventory accuracy, traceability, improved inventory turns and product visibility. The system also enables businesses to work with customers or vendors from different countries by including the flexibility to use different weight and measurement systems.

Its robust set of capabilities help you deliver the perfect order:

  • Track and trace with GS1 and single-scan traceability
  • Expiry visibility
  • Product rotation
  • Capturing weight
  • Demand replenishment
  • Multiple picking options, including voice picking with GTIN Box Codes
  • Support for different product types with lot, date, weight, serial numbers, hazards
  • System labels
  • Real-time integrated Labor Management System (LMS)
  • Real-time integrated billing and invoices
  • Data loads from spreadsheets and configurable imports/exports for customer data
  • Supplier web portal

With AFS WMS, you are also able to tap into new opportunities by supporting value-add services that require light production with repack and relabel functionality.

Deep Data Analysis for the Warehouse

AFS G2 is a data analytics solution that integrates into AFS WMS to help you with labor management, inventory control and sales intelligence. It provides greater visibility, analytical reporting and exception management, sifting through your data stores and alerting you to issues and opportunities based on the thresholds you have established.

  • Ensure that equipment and personnel issues are addressed before they impact profits, while encouraging and rewarding a higher level of involvement from warehouse operations
  • Improve efficiencies by leveraging process alerts—such as alerting the appropriate user that an inbound order is fully received, notifying the office to quickly finalize the paperwork so the driver is not left waiting
  • Improve throughput, velocity and asset utilization as well as avoiding costs with better asset/storage utilization by keeping inventory flowing smoothly in the warehouse while also preventing slowdowns/stops due to perceived issues that may not be real
  • Reduce late or missed shipments using Management by Exception (MBE) to raise potential issues before they become a problem
  • Positively impact warehouse productivity, delivery performance, customer satisfaction and order-to-cash cycle time by receiving alerts when target shipping metrics won’t be met
  • Increase labor productivity and improved scheduling/warehouse velocity by identifying and correcting process discrepancies, such as case picks per hour

BENEFITS

Our software solution provides rapid value to your business through tangible cost reductions and improved efficiencies:

  • 16-25% productivity gains in inbound and put-away
  • 20-40% productivity gains in replenishment
  • 16-25% productivity gains in receiving
  • 4-6% reductions in inventory
  • 14-34% productivity gains in picking and shipping
  • 100% order fulfillment
  • 35-65% increased labor efficiency
  • 10-35% labor savings
  • 100% inventory accuracy

COMPREHENSIVE SOFTWARE SUITE FOR FOOD & BEVERAGE DISTRIBUTORS

AFS WMS is a critical part of a comprehensive software solution suite focused on supporting food and beverage distributors and processors including:

  • Enabling the overall enterprise through AFS ERP
  • Driving efficiencies into the warehouse with AFS Warehouse Management System
  • Enhancing the sales organization with AFS Order Management
  • Demonstrating proof of delivery and credit management with AFS Direct Store Delivery
  • Analyzing data with AFS G2