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    Auto-Waving in BlueYonder WMS Application

    By Khurram Ahmad, CEO of Smart IS International The BlueYonder TM (BY) WMS product comes with a rich featured Wave Planning process. However, it is limited in automating the business rules that are generally operationally implemented during the wave planning process by an organization. When we evaluate Wave Planning SOPs for an organization the following common

    Is Archiving the way to deal with old data in 2018?

    By Saad Ahmad, Executive Vice President of Smart IS International Overview JDA/BY  WMS requires customers to have a data archival strategy. The approach that they push and most customers end up adopting is akin to using a sledge hammer to push a nail. The JDA/BY approach is quite interesting and probably an appropriate mechanism if the

    Web Framework of JDA/BY WMS 2017

    Considerations for an Upgrade By Khurram Ahmad, CEO of Smart IS International As an organization you have committed to upgrade to JDA/BY WMS 2017+ and are in the process of evaluating the effort required for this upgrade and whether this upgrade can solely be considered a “Technical” upgrade? Like any organization running pre-JDA/BY WMS 2017+ software,

    Querying JDA/BY WMS Data for Adhoc Analysis

    By Saad Ahmad, Executive Vice President of Smart IS International Overview JDA/BY instances can have over 1000 tables and over 5000 distinct field names. Exact counts can vary based on the options that are installed and if there are customizations. Typical RedPrairie installation is in a single schema for oracle or a single database in SQL

    Accurate Location Tracking of Moveable Assets in WMS

    By Khurram Ahmad, CEO of Smart IS International Introduction Tracking all moveable assets (Forklifts, Pallet Jacks etc.) inside the warehouse is always challenging for a WMS. All WMS platforms try to tackle this in various ways for providing as accurate of a picture as possible for managing WMS intelligence around Picking and Putaway. In this White

    Top Ten Common Mistakes

    By Saad Ahmad, Vice President at Smart IS International I initially wanted to title this post as “Top 10 reasons to show your JDA/BY consultant the door” — but that would have been too cold. But these are mistakes I have seen over and over again so I wanted to mention them here. 10. Overuse of

    JDA/BY RF Solution for the 21st Century

    By Saad Ahmad, Vice President of  Smart IS International Overview All JDA/BY WMS implementations need an RF Solution — a solution for physical devices that are used on the floor to perform most of the warehouse functions. Man Hours spent on these devices far exceed than those on GUI screens. But the solution for these

    Metron: Meeting Your Needs

    By Khurram Ahmad, CEO of  Smart IS International JDA/BY WMS Application offers a multitude of options for enhancing the operational efficiencies of the warehouse. It achieves this through a highly configurable product that can adapt to the changing needs of business dynamics and still achieve the needed operation throughput. While the JDA/BY Application is doing

    Using a Version Control System to Manage JDA/BY Source Code

    By Saad Ahmad, Vice President of Smart IS International JDA/BY provides a sophisticated mechanism that allows users to make enhancements to the system such that the changes are preserved on upgrades and can take advantage of the software updates and upgrades. Such an offering is quite unique in a space of such systems. This open architecture

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