RF Plus Modules

A complete material handling solution for all your warehouse problems

Inventory

“RF Plus™ for VISUAL Manufacturing helped us complete our inventory count in a single day. There was no need for entering any tags and we finished the annual physical count of our warehouse in 3 days flat.”
 
— Bob Schmalzigan, Controller/IT Manager Falcon Safety
The Inventory Module solves common inventory problems we’ve observed in warehouses over the past twenty years. For instance, warehouse managers commonly report experiencing delays resulting from poor inventory visibility. Long, never-ending inventory counts, unrecorded inventory transfers, misplaced/lost parts, out of sync physical and system inventory are just some of the challenges manufacturers face every day in a warehouse. Some warehouse managers have to conduct frequent physical checks to know the status of on-hand inventory or they end up having to constantly order excess inventory (buffer stock) to make sure production timelines are met.

RF Plus Inventory Module solves these problems and gives you a clear picture of your inventory availability at all times. RF Plus helps you conduct quick inventory counts, transfers, and lookups saving time and money.
• 100% inventory visibility
• Higher inventory accuracy
• Faster inventory counts

Inventory module consists of inventory counts, inventory transfers and inventory lookups.

Inventory Look-up

The inventory look-up feature allows warehouse employees to look-up inventory anywhere in your warehouse within seconds. They can look-up on-hand inventory by part, location or trace.
• Look-up by Part
• Look-up by Location
• Look-up by Trace
Portable Intelligence Inventory Look Up Tool

Inventory Counts

With real-time integration into your ERP, physical counts and cycle counts with RF Plus take less time and are updated instantaneously to your ERP.
• Physical Inventory Count
• Inventory Cycle Count
The inventory count discrepancy report in the RF Plus Control Center gives you the accurate picture of your counts in progress by identifying discrepancies between your physical inventory and system inventory in real-time.
Portable Intelligence Screenshot of Inventory Count

Inventory Transfers

It is risky to rely on someone’s memory or handwritten notes when it comes to movement of inventory. With the help of inventory transfers, RF Plus allows you to record each and every transfer of inventory between locations within your warehouse and between multiple warehouses. You can rest assured that no inventory transfer will ever go unrecorded with RF Plus.
• Inventory Transfers
• Warehouse Transfers
• Inter-Branch Transfers
Portable Intelligence Screenshot for Inventory Transfer

Inventory Module in RF Plus Control Center

The inventory module in the RF Plus control center helps you oversee inventory transactions happening across your warehouses. RF Plus automatically updates the information inside the Control Center once you've completed an Inventory Lookup on your handheld device. The Control Center lets you generate and print reports on where the inventory is located by warehouse and location ID. It also allows you to monitor your count status and any associated discrepancies.
Portable Intelligence Screenshot of Inventory Dashboard CC

Inbound

RF Plus’s inbound module allows you to receive traceable/non-traceable materials against a PO and put away the received materials to a warehouse location. RF Plus also allows you to receive parts flagged as “Inspection Required” directly to a QC location. Once these parts go through a QC check you can release them to any warehouse location.
The RF Plus Inbound Module solves your common warehouse receiving problems we’ve observed over the past twenty years like,

• Raw materials received are not labeled causing lost or untraceable inventory
• Time wasted because of uncertainty about which POs were received
• Uncertainty about where received parts were put away
• Uncertainty about how many parts were received
• Inability to begin production because it is unclear what raw materials are available for production
• Pre-printing or reprinting labels to match the received shipment of inventory
• On-the-fly label printing at the point of transaction
• Real-time PO receipts updated to ERP
• Immediate put away to a warehouse or staging location
• QC receiving and release
Inbound Module consists of PO Receiving, PO Put away, QC Hold and Release

PO Receiving

With RF Plus handheld screens you can receive both traceable and non-traceable parts against a purchase order. You can do a one-stage or two stage PO receiving. RF Plus handheld screens are intuitive and user-friendly making PO receiving fast, efficient and accurate. You can print PO labels on the fly, thus eliminating the need to preprint labels. The PO receipt is updated to your ERP in real-time. No delays or errors.
• Receive traceable and non-traceable parts
• One-Stage and two stage PO receiving
• On-the fly label printing

PO Put Away

Using RF Plus you can put away received materials immediately to a warehouse location. You enter the From location and the To location along with Part ID and quantity. This prevents lost/misplaced inventory and eliminates your need to rely on memory, handwritten notes or spreadsheets.
• Put away directly into a staging location
• Put away directly into a storage location
• Put away using trace
Screenshot of Portable Intelligence Put Away Feature

QC Receiving and Release

The QC area of the Inbound Module gives you the ability to hold and release incoming parts requiring inspections. QC Hold / Release will become available on your handheld device once you've set up the corresponding inspection settings in your ERP. Features include
• “Inspection Required” parts
• Receive directly to a QC hold location
• Release parts to warehouse location after QC complete
Screenshot of Portable Intelligence PO Receiving Feature

Inbound Module in RF Plus Control Center

The Control Center displays information about where received POs have been stored including which parts were received, how many, at which warehouse, and where inside the warehouse the order was put away. The Inbound dashboard gives you a high-level view of the number of PO lines that have been received and those that are in progress. The dashboard also tells you the number of POs to be put away.
Screenshot of Portable Intelligence Inbound Dashboard

Production

“We noticed an increase in production efficiency and reduction in errors as our raw material is now put away in proper locations and is tracked 100% of the time. Our shop floor employees no longer waste their time and energy in looking for parts as our inventory does not get lost and we can issue replacement material on-the-fly leading to higher through-put.”
 
— Nelipak Healthcare Packaging
RF Plus Production Module is designed based on manufacturing and inventory best practices. RF Plus allows manufacturers to concentrate on manufacturing and not worry about inventory availability. Issue materials to a particular WO from a primary location (using auto-issue) or any other warehouse location. Using the WIP tracking feature of RF Plus you can track raw materials through the stages of production. Issue Returns to any warehouse location within seconds when handling excess raw materials left after production.

RF Plus also allows you to receive finished goods and put them away to any designated warehouse location. On-the-fly label printing allows you to label finished goods accurately before they are stored in the warehouse location. This reduces occurrences where finished goods are lost or misplaced. With Traceability allows you can identify, and label finished goods using alpha-numeric trace. You can also track semi-finished parts which are sent for outside service using RF Plus. Using WO Return you can return finished goods
• On-the-fly label printing at the point of transaction
• WIP Tracking
• Traceability
• Issue Return of left-over raw material
Production Module consists of WO Issuing, Issue Return, WO Receiving , WO Put Away, WO Return, WIP Tracking

Work Order (WO) Issuing

Work Order Issuing in RF Plus allows you to issue traceable or non-traceable raw materials against a WO. You can also issue materials by FIFO, Low to High, High to Low, LIFO.
• Issuing raw material to work order
• Suggested locations (FIFO, Low to High, High to Low)
WIP Tracking
Screenshot of Portable Intelligence WO Issuing Handheld Screen

Issue Return

The Production Module also gives you the ability to issue a return when you have materials left over after production. Your work order return will reflect immediately in the Material Issues display of your ERP. Simply scan the WO ID and input the quantity and location of returned materials.
• Issue Returns for unused materials
• Scan WO barcode and automatically input lot, split and SUB ID
• 100% inventory visibility

Screenshot of Portable Intelligence Issue Return Handheld Screen

WO Receiving

Once a product is released you can use the WO Receiving function. You can choose to receive the WO to a staging location or directly to a warehouse location
• Receive to inventory location (primary)
• One stage or two stage receiving
• On-the-fly WO label printing

Screenshot of Portable Intelligence WO Receiving Handheld Screen

WO Return

If you received more than produced material on the work order, then you can return material back to work order using the WO Return feature of RF Plus™
Screenshot of Portable Intelligence WO Return Handheld Screen

WO Putaway

WO Putaway with RF Plus is simple and fast. Our software automatically pushes information from the WO Putaway to your ERP in real-time. From the Control Center, you can generate reports on where the final goods have been stored.
• Put away finished goods
• Look-up function of available locations for storage of finished goods
• Fast and accurate put away updated to ERP in real time

Screenshot of Portable Intelligence WO Putaway Handheld Screen

WO Receiving and Put away screen in RF Plus Control Center

Once you've received a work order you'll be issued a work order receipt inside your ERP. From the Control Center, you'll be able to access the date, the quantity of goods, and warehouse location where the WO was received.
Screenshot of Work Order Control Center Screen

Outbound

RF Plus’s Outbound module allows you to pick, pack and ship traceable/non-traceable materials against a customer order (CO).
The various features of our outbound module will solve some of your common picking and shipping problems like
• Picking errors that cause shipping delays
• Zero inventory visibility which causes constant fact checking with physical visits to the warehouse wasting hours of labor.
Lack of trust in the system and heavy reliance on tribal knowledge and human memory.
• Unrecorded transactions resulting in misplaced/lost inventory
• Depleting warehouse capacity due to overstocking

With RF Plus Picking and Shipping you get

On-the-fly label printing at the point of transaction
Real-time Shipping receipts updated to ERP
Integration into shipping software
Logo of Starship
Batch picking
Outbound Module consists of picking, packing and shipping

Picking

Pick parts against a customer order by scanning the item order barcode. RF Plus handheld screen will conveniently display the quantity of parts required to be shipped.
• Picking errors that cause shipping delays
• Wave Order or Batch Picking
Auto-schedule picking by date range
• Pick by delivery schedule lines
Screenshot of Portable Intelligence Picking App Feature

Packing (Wave Order)

The packing feature of RF Plus allows you to pack the parts in a carton or a skid after picking your wave order using the wave order picking screen.
Screenshot of Portable Intelligence Packing App Feature

Shipping

Process shipment of a customer order using RF Plus Shipping screen by simply entering the CO ID.
• Print Shipping Labels
• Integration with StarShip Shipping Software and Advanced Dock Schedule
Two-Stage Shipping
Screenshot of Portable Intelligence App Feature

Outbound Module in RF Plus Control Center

You can access relevant packlist details inside the Control Center once an order has been picked. Here you'll have quick access to CO #, Line #, Part, Part Description, and Quantity required. Once the material is put into the truck, the shipper scans the CO ID and RF Plus automatically updates your ERP that item has been shipped. From the Control Center, you can access the CO #, packlist ID, ship date, customer name, and shipping address.
Screenshot of Portable Intelligence Outbound Control Center

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