Production and Best before dates can be registered in CORAX at article level. CORAX also allows to record the total shelf life at item level and the minimum required shelf life of the item upon delivery. With this data, CORAX can automatically generate a Best before date based on the production date. You can configure that customers will never receive an item with an expiration date older than the previous delivery by using one of CORAX’s many customer tools.
What Is BBD Registration?
If you are in the production business, you do not want to be on the wrong side of best before dates, especially when it comes to shipping items out to your valued customers. When mismanaged, these timelines can present such a critical problem, because you can lose entire batches of goods in an unbelievably preventable way.
When you have a BBD registration system, you depend on an accurate record of when items are supposed to expire, which allows you to take the necessary action to prevent the said expiring. Of course, this only helps in preventable cases. If an item is expiring because there was not enough demand for it, there is no way that the system can assist you with that. However, maybe you could implement internal sales when such items are close to expiring at heavily discounted prices.
Having this done in an automated fashion is a tremendous help, as it leaves you free to tackle all the hurdles you may be experiencing.
How Does the CORAX System Handle BBD Registration?
As items enter the warehouse, the CORAX system records the shelf life and the best before dates. Not only can this be handled on an article level, but it is also supported at the buyer level in the system. With this level of specificity, everything is not put under one large umbrella, which means that items coming in with different expiration dates can be registered as such.
Of course, having all this information is undoubtedly going to make for a much easier time keeping as many fresh items in circulation as possible. The CORAX system even takes the initiative to do calculations, so it can generate the most optimal best before dates for each item.
With these system features, the warehouse workflow becomes that much more conducive to being effective and efficient. While BBD registration at the article level guarantees this, when you do the registration at the customer level, your clients are never going to experience getting a spoiled item from you during your delivery process.
How Can I Be Sure the System Actively Prevents Unnecessary Expiration?
Apart from registering dates and item parameters, the system makes a workflow choice that makes expiring handling as logical as it is efficient. Recording the best before date does allow you to see the said information for reporting reasons. However, the WMS takes it a bit further than that.
To ensure that a customer never has to deal with receiving an expired item from your stock, a first entry first-out system is at play. So, you do not have to spend your valuable time looking through and thinking about ensuring that supplies that come in first leave first, even when newer ones have arrived. If this were not the case, you can imagine the number of expired items you would have to deal with may be astronomical. That would not be the most profitable situation for you, would it?
The point of having a system, such as CORAX, is to keep your warehouse operations flowing smoothly even without your needing to intervene.