Warehouse Management System
provides a comprehensive environment for the Management of your
warehouse. It gives you all the essential warehouse management
functionality in a form which is easy to implement and use. You
will gain full control over your goodsflow in your warehouse on
a level that represents the fysical world so you can manage and
track the movement of inventory from receiving through shipping.
is available for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP. Older versions are
running on Windows 3.xx, OS/2, VAX-VMS and UNIX. Currently it
can be delivered in 4 languages: English, German, French and Dutch.
with a WMS / ERP system or hostsystem in general
connected as a intermediate (midleware) DatkonPLUS handles and
translates all messages to and from the host. Without this additional
functionality, the host has to handle all missions, warehouse
locations, stock, etc, which can not be done by all hosts systems,
simple because not alle host systems have the possibility to hold
these data. DatkonPLUS can communicate with a host-system, using
file-transfer, interfacing through a database, serial communication,
DDE or TCP/IP messages, defined by Sygress or any clients definition.
for missions are only a unique orderID, along with a pick location
and a deposit location.
DatkonPLUS takes care of location management. Even if used as
middleware and connected to a host system the host only hands
over the pallets (and what's on them) to DatkonPLUS, but DatkonPLUS
decides a suitable location for the pallet. The rules it uses
to achieve this ensure efficient use of all available space in
the warehouse. For dispatch of a pallet, it retrieves the requested
pallet from its storage location.
Optimization of pallets is achieved by using sophisticated rules
regarding e.g. weight, height and/or type. It ensures an efficient
usage of all available space in the warehouse.
or Product management
Articles or Products can be managed using DatkonPLUS. It can
store data like Articlenumber, description, articlegroup, but
also dates like "best before date" and "use before
date"and also fysical data like weight, height and/or type.
The Articles lay the foundation for Stock and Order management.
DatkonPLUS can manage stock control for non-complex warehouses.
A small excerpt of the stock control capabilities of DatkonPLUS:
It can store data for products on pallets, quantities, manage
Turn-Over (ABC) rates, control product FIFO, best before data,
control and optimize pallet weight, height and/or type.
creation and picking
DatkonPLUS can be used on stand-alone systems, to completely
run a non-complex warehouse. Users can create input and/or output
missions for products. DatkonPLUS takes care of the actual pallet-movements
created by these missions. It also makes all necessary updates
for changes in quantities and locations of any product involved,
thus keeping stock and location data up to date.
orders / missions
The execution of missions sent to or genetated with DatkonPLUS
can be optimized, thus enhancing the throughput of the warehouse.
Since DatkonPLUS communicates directly to Datkon, it is aware
of the missions within Datkon and the positions of the crane(s).
In combination with the previously mentioned Location management,
it therefore can optimize the search for inputlocations. The One-Step-Beyond
algorithms (while one order is executed, the next one is calculated)
eliminate calculation delays and keep the machinery continuously
can read barcodes from scanners connected to the PC. It then can
combine the barcode with details that were received in advance,
or inform the host about the arrival of a pallet or the WCS of
the start of an Order. This reduces the probability of errors
and increases the processing speed.
DatkonPLUS can print barcodes on a barcode printer connected
to the PC. It can use the barcode details that were received from
the host or from the WCS system..
handling with Cause and Effect help
DatkonPLUS provides the user with a tool that speeds up and
simplifies error correction by clarifying the cause and effect
of an error. This tool provides all necessary help to effectively
solve a problem.
warehouse layout screen continuously visualizes the positions,
status and actions of the system. The screen is updated with the
rate of the communication. It can also show the availability of
missions on conveyors.
can be delivered in 4 languages: English,
German, French, Dutch
and mouse-control of the menus.
runs in a Windows environment and is completely menu controlled.
It can be operated both by mouse and keyboard. The control screens
can be provided with on-line help functions.