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The Advantage Inventory Management system is more than a mechanism to track on-hand quantities. This module allows you to define the particulars of your products and services so that Order Entry, Purchasing, A/R, A/P, G/L, and other modules can process those characteristics intelligently. Advantages:

  • Exception processing for all types of inventory is standard with Synaro Advantage.
  • Pricing Flexibility to handle direct, retail, distributor…almost any sales channel.
  • Complete Control with audit trails, management reports, and physical inventories.
  • Open Systems Design ensures peak performance, scalability, and compatibility.
  • Hot Keys facilitate easy set-up and display of inventory information.

Flexible to Your Needs

Serial numbers, lot numbers, kits, sub-assemblies, multi-level bills, and non-stocked items are a few of the inventory types for which Advantage provides full tracking. Simply turn on the inventory types that apply to your business. Each part may have as many as 254 alternate part numbers. A full-cycle counting sub-system provides a detailed audit trail of every change in inventory quantity or cost. Operator-defined selection criteria allows analysis of inventory status through comprehensive onscreen or hard copy reports. Advantage supports matrix parts with three and four dimensions, giving added flexibility. Create matrices for size, color, or any combination of eight descriptors. Insert quantities for matrix parts all at once or individually.

Advantage gives you more than 150 standard units of measure, complete with conversion factors. You can even add up to 10 custom units of measure. Receive in cases-sell in singles, dozens, and six packs using a single SKU.

You can define various classes of parts and merchandise, which allows you to use different processing methods for each category. Inventory types include:

  • Purchased Stock
  • Sub-Assembly
  • Finished Goods (assembled for stock)
  • PDB or Set (assembled at time of shipping)
  • Made to Order
  • Phantom (temporary sub-assembly)
  • Matrix Numbers (for size, color, other delimiters)
  • Gift Certificates
  • Non-Inventory (no price/cost items)
  • Configured
  • Subscription (continuity processing)
  • OE Kitted Part (assembled at shipping, but not shown on order)

Multiple Warehouses

Advantage supports a multi-warehouse structure, with each having multiple locations and pick paths. Access powerful inventory management and pricing capabilities through product segmentation by category, line, and sub-line designations. Integration with other Advantage modules means a single point of entry for data shared across the system.

By supporting multiple warehouses, Advantage gives you the ability to distribute, balance, and maintain stock in separate physical locations as well as virtual warehouses for special processing. Transfer programs, including in-transit transfers, allow you to track inventory transactions with minimum keystrokes.

Inventory Types Item Information Maintenance

How you maintain item information depends on the type of item as well as the way you set up your product categories and lines. The ability to quickly record and retrieve critical information impacts the effectiveness of your business. Advantage supplies the tools you need to manage your most costly asset - your inventory.

  • Cross Reference to Alternate Numbers make possible up to 254 alternate part numbers for each part. Word Search Descriptions are consistent throughout Advantage. This is supposed to be 2 sentences right? If not, I do not know what it is trying to say.
  • Item Flag Codes give immediate access to item availability. Codes include: Active, Inactive, Open Stock, No Backorders, Seasonal Phase-out, Temporary Phase-out, and Deleted.
  • Standard Cost is entered or calculated from work order roll-ups.
  • Average Cost is a system-calculated value derived from the FIFO costs of purchase orders received.
  • Weight in pounds gives you up-front freight calculations and a check against actual weight.
  • Minimum and Maximum for each item and each bin are entered or automatically calculated based on sales history.

Bills of Materials

Bills of Materials are used with or without work orders to create sub-assemblies, sets, kits, finished goods, or phantom parts. Bills can be used to include gift cards, safety sheets, gifts, or premiums with designated items.

  • Multiple levels allow BOM sub-assemblies their own BOMs.
  • Cost processing for labor, overhead, and outside expenses may be entered for each item.
  • Travelers (detailed assembly procedures) may include sequence step, work center, task, drawing, and page number.
  • Cost Roll-ups calculate standard costs of finished products.

Bar Codes

These can be specific to product lines, parts, and/or customers. Print bar codes for bin labels, price tags, shelf tags, shipping labels, etc. Various bar code printers are supported. You can also print human-readable text and images.

End-of-Month Processing

EOM processing is simultaneous for Inventory Control, O/E, and A/R. Update history files, report monthly transactions, and view outstanding work orders and receivables. Post cost changes, adjustments, and transfers to the G/L. Clear files and reset periods to the next month.

Inventory Processes

Advantage puts Inventory Control at your fingertips:

  • Pull Downs and Bin Transfers are automatic based on MIN/MAX, and can pull from multiple overstock (bulk) bins.
  • Inventory Location Transfers are easy with an entry/ edit/ post sequence.
  • Reason codes and in transit transfers offer additional sophistication.
  • Adjustments to Inventory, logged with a user ID, are posted to the G/L at month end.

Cycle Counts and Physical Inventories

Determine frequency of counts through management-defined ABC code analysis. Count high dollar/high volume products more frequently. The system updates last counted date, variances, if any, and the on-hand count as each cycle is completed.

Other Applications

The following applications are designed to work hand-in-hand with Warehouse Management:

"Warehouse Management" is part of the Advantage line of products, developed by Synaro.

Related Products

The following software product lines are also offered by Synaro: