Pulpo WMS knows three types of products:

  1. Products which have a unique SKU barcode for identification ("normal products")
  2. Products that have a unique serial number in addition to their SKU barcode (for example, products with warranty)
  3. Products that have a production batch number and expiration date in addition to their SKU barcode (e.g., food)

For all types of products an optimal and traceable life cycle in the warehouse is ensured. For example, Pulpo WMS by default directs the picker to a position where the product with the shortest expiration date is located if there are multiple batches in stock. Thus, product losses due to expiration can be minimized, without the employee having to know in which positions the batches are located.

Products are normally synchronized by a third party system to Pulpo WMS. In order to keep all sales channels up-to-date, it may make sense to use Pulpo WMS as the leading system for product information and to maintain only the individual prices in the various sales channels.

In addition to the master data such as name, SKU, barcode, dimensions and weight, products can receive additional "attributes" and "types". Attributes and types can be taken over from third-party systems or maintained directly in Pulpo WMS. Attributes and types are a powerful tool to control the automation in your processes. Detailed information about usage of types and attributes can be found in the following articles:

Types / Categories

Attributes

Managing products

  1. The "Products" view displays all created products. Top right can be filtered by SKU or product name.

2. By clicking on "Edit" the detailed information and the barcode (s) of the product can be adapted. A product can have several barcodes. In the system, however, a barcode may only be assigned to one SKU, otherwise no exact traceability during movements could be ensured.

3. Types can be assigned to products manually.

4. Additional attributes are either information that is to be made available to third-party systems, or so-called triggers can be created that require special actions when handling the product in certain processes (eg warning message in the packaging process) Circumstances).

More information on inspections and triggers can be found here: Inspections & Triggers

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