Software for Stores Management (WMS) Gestock

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Gestock is a stock management software, with an automatic addressing.
Schematically, Gestock knows the volumes of the available storage tools (vats, shelves, cupboards…), as well as their filling situation. It also knows the necessary storage volume for each reference.

Finally, it gives a priority to site selection according to the storage criteria assigned to each reference (Screw = Vats, Engine = Shelves, Bottles = cupboards…).

All these criteria setup are configured in the Gestock ” MASTER ” module.

When an operator wishes to store a reference, he must only select such reference, state the quantity to be stored, and GESTOCK will automatically select the most appropriate place to store it. This operation is carried out from the ” RUNNING ” module.

USER-FRIENDLINESS : Gestock can be used in two different way :

1. The RUNNING module, for all standard functionalities (inputs – outputs – movements…)
2. The MASTER module, for all setup functionalities, statistics, statements, requests…

Gestock therefore remains very friendly for the Running module users, and also very complete for the Master module user.

Gestock can give access to following functions through both modules :

1. The RUNNING module, for all standard functionalities (inputs – outputs – movements…)
2. The MASTER module, for all setup functionalities, statistics, statements, requests…

Gestock therefore remains very friendly for the Running module users, and also very complete for the Master module user.

Gestock can give access to following functions through both modules :

Item management :

  • Creation, modification, removal of items,
  • Equivalence management.

Management of stored and treated product flows :

  • Local unit inputs and outputs ;
  • Local list inputs and outputs ;
  • Inputs and outputs by list coming from the central site ;
  • Graphic location of the prehension zone (in 2D) ;
  • Item movement ;
  • Management of administrative positions ;
  • Booking articles or lists ;
  • Processing of missing items when entering inputs ;
  • Management of temporary outputs,
  • Management of owed items ;
  • Rotating inventories, by lists or by dates.

Management of the sites :

  • Configuration of the Storers ;
  • Inhibition or validation of storing sites ;
  • Multiple address storage ;
  • Storage of kits which preparation is in process ;
  • Volume management (loading factor…) ;
  • FIFO management, by batch, by validity date, by quantity, by location or manual ;
  • Clearing the site or not when the quantity of items in such site is zero.

Management of the different kinds of presentations :

  • Creation, modification, removal of a presentation,
  • Assignment of a volume to a kind of presentation. Piloting one or more storage carrousels (Girostock or Silo) starting from one same application, with an  optimization of the movements of such carrousel(s).

Import and export of the files coming from the central sit :

  • either on diskette or by direct transfer on the disk (ASCII format),
  • or in real time through a link of the ODBC type.

Weight management (option) :

  • Imbalance calculation,
  • Overload visualization (2D).

– Price management (option)
– Management of empty spaces
– Management of use frequency (option)

Access Management :

  • Operation traceability ;
  • Creation, modification and removal of access codes ;
  • Assignment of storing areas dedicated to some access codes (option).

– Statistics according to the criteria as per user’s choices (criteria saving).

Technical description

The porting of Gestock under Windows offers the opening onto Windows environment applications and their easy setup (parameter setting and printer setup, data exchanges through OLE and ODBC links, software integration in an office automation environment…).

STRUCTURE OF THE SOFTWARE PACKAGE
Gestock is made out of 3 closely dependent programs :

Stock management program :

  • Items management,
  • Sites management,
  • Stored products management : Inputs, outputs, inventories…

Program to initialize the application :

  • Definitions of storage appliances : Name, address, number of levels, of zones…
  • Definitions of containers : Name, dimensions, volume…

Software setup program :

  • Validation and inhibition of the software different options :
  • Weight management ;
  • Price management ;
  • Management of use frequency ;
  • Equivalence management ;
  • Access management.

SAFETY
Gestock accepts 4 access levels :

Consultant’s level :
The operator can only consult stored items (no stock modification, no storer piloting).

Operator’s level :
The operator can have access to all proposed functions (application normal working).

Supervisor’s level :
The person in charge for the warehouse can start Gestock, carry out sortings in order to work out statistics, modify the length and the names of fields in the data bases. Moreover, the supervisor can set up free access points or associate an access right per operator to part or to all the machine.

Configuration level (only for ELECTROCLASS) :
The ELECTROCLASS staff sets up the application options, the client’s specifications and the external links if necessary.