1 Introduction to JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Warehouse Management

This chapter contains the following topics:

1.1 JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Warehouse Management Overview

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Warehouse Management is an integral part of the manufacturing and distribution processes. It works with the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Inventory Management and Shop Floor Management systems to manage inventory and the products that companies produce and ship. The JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Warehouse Management system does not create any accounting records of its own. Instead, the system uses records that other systems create to help keep accurate financial records of warehouse transactions. The JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Warehouse Management system minimizes the number of duplicate records and mismatched data, reduces the hardware requirements and increases the system's performance.

The JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Warehouse Management system controls many aspects of warehouse operations, from receiving and storing items to retrieving and shipping them. You can design the warehouse to make the most of the available space, employees' time, and the unique storage requirements of the goods that you stock. You can structure the warehouse in almost limitless detail, so you can know the exact location of everything, the exact quantity that you have on hand, and the exact quantity that is available. This detail enables you to maintain a continuous flow of goods and gives you the competitive edge in delivering goods to the customers quickly and efficiently.

Some of the most important features of the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Warehouse Management system are:

  • User-defined rules for stock movement.

  • User-defined parameters for items and locations to control stock movement.

  • Fixed and random locations for more efficient stock movement.

  • Automatic shipping carton selection during picking.

  • License plate processing to preform putaway, pick, or replenishment based on full pallet structures, based on a single license plate number.

  • Ability to review warehouse contents using the Work With Location Utilization form, which enables you to consume nine levels of detail.

  • Manual or automatic storage, picking, and replenishment of stock.

  • Audit trail reporting of inventory movement.

With the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Warehouse Management system, you can:

  • Create a logical model of the warehouse in as much detail as you need by specifying such characteristics as location dimensions, temperature, humidity, and lighting.

  • Create a logical model of each item in the warehouse to allow the system to match items to storage locations based on the characteristics of the items and locations.

  • Control how stock is stored, picked, and replenished by setting up rules for the system to follow.

  • Move stock to and from specific locations using manual input or automatic system-generated suggestions.

  • Use random locations for putting items away, picking items, and replenishing items.

  • Generate an audit trail of reports for each stock movement and review the information online.

  • Sequence employees' trips through the warehouse to maximize their productivity.

  • Confirm stock movement manually with minimal data entry keystrokes or confirm stock movement automatically.

  • Share stock movement data with other JD Edwards EnterpriseOne systems to answer inquiries and improve customer service.

  • Specify detailed carton and container information.

  • Use carton recommendation to summarize the number and weight of pallets or cartons, and can make carton and pallet recommendations.

  • Reorganize a carton's contents and its placement within a shipment before shipping.

  • Process inbound and outbound label information for third-party label generation.

  • Process sales orders using the pick, pack, and ship process.

The JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Warehouse Management system is extremely flexible because it can use more than 50 different parameters of locations, items, and rules to move the inventory. Additional features include:

Feature Description
Profiles of locations and items For each item and location in the warehouse, you define a profile. For items, you can define parameters and characteristics that control how the system moves the item. For locations, you can define parameters and characteristics that control the location's suitability for storing, picking, or replenishing items.
Rule-based storage, picking, and replenishment The JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Warehouse Management system is rule-driven. You can set up movement rules that are based on a variety of factors, including:
  • The path sequence numbers that you can assign to locations

  • Each location's purpose, and the quantity and type of items present in the location

  • Location tax codes that are matched to item tax code characteristics

You can define as many rules as you need for different business purposes.

Automatic replenishment of locations The system monitors every location in the warehouse and can trigger stock movements to replenish the picking locations automatically when you deplete stock quantities during picking to a point that you define.
Movement path sequencing You can design traffic patterns in the warehouse to reduce congestion and structure stock movements to use each employee's trip through the warehouse most efficiently.
License plate processing License plate processing enables you to perform putaway, pick, or replenishments based on full pallet structures, or to perform movement suggestions for pallet or other container quantities based on a single license plate number. You assign license plate numbers at the branch/plant level by item and unit of measure. For example, a pallet of item ABC may require a license plate, but a case of item ABC may not. License plates supports mixed lots of both single and mixed items. The system checks item compatibility if items are mixed on a single license plate.
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) RFID processing enables you to provide item cross-reference to a Global Trade Identification Number (GTIN) and define and generate electronic product codes from various applications, such as when creating carton detail from cartons and item quantity on Carton Reorganization (P4620).
Units of measure You can select locations in which to store items according to the item's current unit of measure to ensure the best fit and maximization of the available warehouse space. You can also allow the system to combine or break down units of measure to speed up inventory movement or maximize the use of locations.
First In First Out picking You can move the oldest inventory first by oldest receipt date, oldest lot expiration date, or lowest lot number.
Subsystem processing You can use the subsystem to immediately process putaway, picking, and replenishment requests.

To use the subsystem, you must perform these tasks:

  • Set the processing options in other systems (such as Procurement and Sales Order Management) to use the subsystem.

  • Set up the subsystem in Warehouse Management, which involves defining and starting the subsystem.

Interoperability Interoperability enables you to confirm suggestions using information that is located outside of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne systems.

In Warehouse Management, you can review the suggestions that are located outside of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne software and make changes, and then you can process the suggestions. If the system cannot process the suggestions, it processes a report that displays the failed suggestion confirmations. You also can automatically send an electronic message to the user's work center.

EDI When the system creates a sales order through EDI transactions, you can generate picking requests.

Note:

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Warehouse Management is intended for transactions in whole units of measure such as each, box, case, or pallet. Warehouse Management does not support transactions with decimal quantities on any unit of measure. For example, a transaction such as 1.5 feet is not supported. However, changing the primary unit of measure to inches instead of feet would allow the transaction to be 18 inches which is supported as a whole number transaction unit of measure.

1.2 JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Warehouse Management Integrations

The JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Warehouse Management system integrates with these JD Edwards EnterpriseOne systems from Oracle:

  • Sales Order Management

  • Inventory Management

  • Configurator

  • RFID Processor

  • Procurement and Subcontract Management

  • Shop Floor Management

  • Transportation Management

The JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Warehouse Management system also can exchange data with the EDI system (order edit and creation for sales and procurement orders) and the ECS system (general stock movements).

We discuss integration considerations in the implementation chapters in this implementation guide.

1.2.1 JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Sales Order Management

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Warehouse Management exchanges data with the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Sales Order Management system in these ways:

  • The system generates a picking request from these programs:

    • Sales Order Entry (P4210)

    • Held Order Release (P43070)

    • Sales Order Speed Status Update (P42040)

  • The system automatically posts commitments when a sales or manufacturing commitment is reposted from:

    • Backorder Release (online or batch) (P42117)

    • Transfer Order Processing (P4242)

1.2.2 JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Inventory Management

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Warehouse Management exchanges data with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Inventory Management by maintaining warehouse location details using these Inventory Management programs:

  • Lot Master (P4108)

  • Inventory Issues (P4112)

  • Cycle Count Update (R41413)

  • Item Master (P4101)

  • Item Branch (P41026)

  • Item Ledger Inquiry (P4111)

  • Inventory Adjustments (P4114)

  • Inventory Transfers (P4113)

  • Item Reclassifications (P4116)

  • Tag Inventory Update (R41610)

1.2.3 JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Configuration Management

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Warehouse Management exchanges data with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Configuration Management by generating picking requests for configured items.

1.2.4 JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Procurement and Subcontract Management

Warehouse Management exchanges data with Procurement in these ways:

  • When you create a receipt, the system can generate putaway requests.

  • Procurement processes putaway reservations.

1.2.5 JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Shop Floor Management

The JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Warehouse Management system exchanges data with the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Shop Floor Management system by generating picking and putaway requests using these programs:

Picking Putaway
Work Order Parts Lists (P3111) Work Order Completions (P31114)
Order Processing (R31410) Co/By Products Completion Window (P31115)
  Super Backflush (P31123)

1.2.6 JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Transportation Management

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Warehouse Management exchanges data with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Transportation Management by generating picking requests at the time of shipment approval.

1.3 JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Warehouse Management Implementation

This section provides an overview of the steps that are required to implement the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Warehouse Management system.

In the planning phase of the implementation, take advantage of all JD Edwards EnterpriseOne sources of information, including the installation guides and troubleshooting information.

When determining which electronic software updates (ESUs) to install for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Warehouse Management, use the EnterpriseOne and World Change Assistant. EnterpriseOne and World Change Assistant, a Java-based tool, reduces the time required to search and download ESUs by 75 percent or more and enables you to install multiple ESUs simultaneously.

See JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools Software Updates Guide.

1.3.1 Global Implementation Steps

These are the implementation steps for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Warehouse Management:

  1. Set up global user-defined codes.

    See JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools Foundation Guide.

  2. Set up companies, fiscal date patterns, and business units.

    See "Setting Up Organizations" in the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Applications Financial Management Fundamentals Implemenation Guide.

  3. Set up next numbers.

    See JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools Foundation Guide.

  4. Set up accounts, and the chart of accounts.

    See "Creating the Chart of Accounts" in the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Applications Financial Management Fundamentals Implemenation Guide.

  5. Set up the General Accounting constants.

    See "Setting Up the General Accounting System" in the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Applications General Accounting Implementation Guide.

  6. Set up multi-currency processing, including currency codes and exchange rates.

    See "Setting Up General Accounting for Multicurrency Processing" in the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Applications Multicurrency Processing Implementation Guide.

    See "Setting Up Exchange Rates" in the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Applications Multicurrency Processing Implementation Guide.

  7. Set up ledger type rules.

    See "Setting Up Ledger Type Rules for General Accounting" in the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Applications General Accounting Implementation Guide.

  8. Enter address book records.

    See "Entering Address Book Records" in the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Applications Address Book Implemenation Guide.

  9. Set up inventory information such as branch/plant constants, default locations and printers, manufacturing and distribution AAIs, and document types.

    See "Setting Up the Inventory Management System" in the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Applications Inventory Management Implementation Guide.

  10. Set up shop floor calendars.

    See "Setting Up Shop Floor Management" in the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Applications Shop Floor Management Implementation Guide.

  11. Set up order activity rules.

    See "Configuring the Sales Order Management System" in the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Applications Sales Order Management Implementation Guide.

  12. Set up manufacturing constants.

    See "Setting Up Manufacturing Constants" in the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Applications Product Data Management Implementation Guide.

  13. Setting up locations, fixed locations and zones, random requirements, item warehouse information, inclusion rules, order groups, unit of measure groups, storage containers, container bill of materials, shipping cartons, locations for carton recommendations, carton recommendation methods for items, carton fill percentages for items, UCC 128 processing, license plate processing.

    See Setting Up Warehouse Management.

  14. Setting up Movement Processing

    See "Setting Up Bulk Depots" in the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Applications Bulk Stock Inventory Implementation Guide.

  15. Setting up Advanced Topics and Inquiries

    See Setting Up Advanced Features.

1.4 Business Interface Integration Objects

A business interface is a set of components that implementation teams can use to create an integration between JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and an external system. Business interfaces can include one or more of these business interface components:

  • Business Services

  • Real-Time Events

  • Batch Import and Export Programs

For additional information about business interfaces, and the business objects available for this product area, see these topics in the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Applications Business Interface Reference Guide: