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Academic project warehouse management synopsis

  1. 1. Synopses Warehouse Management System.INTRODUCTION: The project entitled WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM is developedas part of the VI Semester RDBMS package project for the partial fulfillment ofthe BCA degree.PROJECT: WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM is a software applicationmaintain the records related to purchase, sales, returns, stock updating flows andthe reorder level of music store.OBJECTIVE: The main objective of the application is to automate the existing system ofmanually maintain the records of the purchases, reorder levels, Supplier andCustomer monetary positions and other related transactions made at thewarehouse.SCOPE: This application can be used by any music store to automate the process ofmanually maintaining the records related to the subject of maintaining the stockand liquid flows.PROBLEM DEFINITION: The transactions related to purchase, sale and returns are maintainedmanually at present along with maintaining the accounts of the customers andthe suppliers. All these are to be automated and an application is required to relate all ofthem relatively and logically so that the current system can be replaced andaccepted without major changes and problems.
  2. 2. The application should provide quick access to the records maintained andmust reveal the important reviews about the business so that the growth can beeasily compared and should provide with the various reports showing the relateddetails so that the important decisions could be taken easily.
  3. 3. Hardware RequirementsThe minimum hardware requirement is as follows.Pentium IV 2GHz processor512 MB RAM,180GB HardDisk,Color Monitor,Keyboard,Mouse,SoftwareOperating System : Windows XP / VistaDevelopment Tool : Visual Basic 2005Backend Software : MS Access/ Sql ServerThe project Warehouse Management System (warePro) is installablesoftware and it will run on Windows 98/ 2000/ XP.
  4. 4. IntroductionThe majority of the problems that occur in the warehouse occur because of alack ofcontrol: a lack of inventory control, operational control and/or managementcontrol. To become a dynamic, consistent organization, all the operationsmust be under “control”. In order to achieve this control, all the tools andtechnology available has to be used to get control and manage thewarehouse operations. A control system is a means, mechanism or procedureby which we manage these operations. There are three basic objectives of acontrol system, either manual or computerized: 1. To identify and coordinate the work that has to be performed. 2. To direct the achievement of the work to maximize performance (productivity of warehouse resources and customer satisfaction) and minimize or eliminate human errors. 3. To report the status of the work that needs to be, or was, done.A manual control system uses physical, paper-based technology to attemptto optimize warehousing operations. Due to the rate of change, demands foraccurate, real-time in-formation, next-day-service mentality and marketplacecompetition, the use of manual systems in the next millennium will beunrealistic. A computerized warehouse management system (WMS) is theintegration of bar coding technology, Radio Frequency (RF) communicationsequipment, hardware and software. Warehouse management software hasthe capability to optimize the warehouse and warehouse-related operations.Whereas the sophistication of manual control systems is low, thesophistication of WMS’s can vary from simple stock location control tosystems that truly optimize customer service, space, labor and equipment inthe warehouse. It is important to note that one should not confuse WMStechnology with business systems applications that impact the warehouse. AWMS is an operating tool that is based upon the needs of the warehouseoperation and provides tools and information for the management of thewarehouse.Warehouse FunctionsTo have a better understanding of the requirements of a warehouse andthus, the benefits of the warehouse management systems we first introducethe basic functions of the warehouse and then we can get into the benefits ofhaving a WMS implemented in the daily operations.Traditionally a warehouse performs four basic functions: (1) receive product,(2) store product, (3) pick product and (4) ship product.2.1. Receiving.The basic functions in the receiving area are: the packaging of raw materials
  5. 5. from suppliers, finished goods from manufacturers and other sources, andcustomer returns. Generally, receiving operations have two major needs: