Receipts can be entered manually or can be sent to CORAX via an interface message from other systems. Next to the general information about receipt references, expected arrival date at the warehouse, the type of receipt, the supplier, the carrier delivering the goods to the warehouse, the dock for unloading, specific comments about the receipt, CORAX records the item to be received and the total quantity to be received, but also the optional and mandatory item characteristics, such as lot, batch, BBD, production date, best before date, quality and serial number at item level.
What Makes Entry Such a Touchy Warehouse Topic?
Remember that a warehouse is a place you choose to store your stock. If you are in a business where tangible products account for much of your business model, then there is a lot of value in the items that you provide to your customers.
Therefore, you must take great precautions with your inventory and who you allow to access it. That is why warehouse entry is always such a touchy topic. The security perspective is an important one to grasp and telling some persons that they do not have authorization to access the facility can work relationships to go sour.
Even so, you must prioritize securing warehouse entry whether it is from an internal or an external perspective. So, while the warehouse has protocols in place to stop unwanted entry, the entity that is storing the items decides how the said protocols are to be configured. Take the time to properly think through warehouse entry, and proactively present a potential security breach.
What Is Entry Control?
Entry control is the active process associated with ensuring that only parties that are supposed to be accessing your stock can do so. Your warehouse items are very sensitive, which is why you need to put in the maximum effort to keep unwanted and malicious entities away.
It is important to leverage the various control mechanisms that your storage facility affords you, as this is the best way to keep unwanted people away. You must understand how granular whichever system you choose can get and take full advantage of every facet that allows you to maintain a tight lid on stock access.
Do not stop at limiting the number of people who can access your items. Take other things into consideration, such as seasons, access times, etc. These can also go a long way in bolstering your entry control security efforts. It would be in your best interest to come up with a policy, which helps you to adequately manage this.
What Assurance Can CORAX Give about Entry Control?
The CORAX system aims to make entry control not only possible, but also secure and convenient. At the base level, there is the recipient list, which defines who can access your warehouse stores. You can enter these into the system manually, or by using an interface message from other applications. Use an internal validation mechanism before indicating who these privileged individuals should be.
General information about receipt references is expected, but the WMS also facilitates more specific items, such as expected arrival dates and times, supplier names, receipt types, the carrier doing the delivery, the loading dock, and any other special comments that you may have.
Other mandatory control information pieces address things on a more modular scale. These include the lot, BBD, production date, much, quality, and serial number. They help you to manage warehouse entry control at an item level. When you combine all these features, it is next to impossible to have an unauthorized entry while using CORAX.