Master Data Web App
Everything revolves around the master data in digital warehouse management.
After initially entering the master data on the set-up of your warehouse, they must be consistently maintained and updated to ensure effective and smooth order processing and fulfillment. The master data provide important information about an item and affect its handling within the warehouse. For instance, the appropriate storage location for an item can be determined based on its dimensions and weight. Your inventory shows the amount of goods in stock and when replenishment is needed. All data can be entered either via an EDI interface, via CSV import or manually via the web interface.
Jennifer works in sales. She is responsible for maintaining the master data. With the help of Warehouse Star she ensures that there are always enough goods in stock.
Master Data Web App
Click the button to start the master data web app in a new browser tab.
A new browser tab will open, showing a login window. Enter your login data (your email address and the password you created for the customer center).
First, you create an item master.
Item master data refers to the basic master data of an item (e.g., "Cleaning tabs long-lasting freshness 60 pcs.)."
These include, for example:
• Identification – such as article number, EAN code
• Description – such as article short description, manufacturer type designation
• Categorization – such as ERP material group number
• Features – such as dimensions, weight, color
• Order information – such as order unit, minimum order quantity
• Additional multimedia data – such as images, PDF files
• Classifications – such as customs goods, hazardous goods
Once the item master data has been created, the warehouse structure is set up. A warehouse consists of a variety of bin locations, where each bin location is defined by a storage type and a bin master. The storage type determines the kind of processes a bin location is intended for – such as storage, picking, goods issue or goods receipt.
The bin location master specifies the type, the number and the permitted dimensions and weight specifications of the load support carriers permitted for each location.
Therefore, master data about load support carriers, i.e. the carriers that are used to hold and transport goods within the warehouse, need to be defined. Some examples include "Euro pallet", "bin 60x40", or "small cardboard box". Dimensions and weight of the load support carriers are of primary importance.
The partner master data contains information about all involved actors, their contact persons, address data and role assignments. Examples of these roles are customer, supplier or freight carrier.
After this first look at the master data, let's start setting up the processes.