Quarantaine? To maintain or block stock in your warehouse for a certain period, an incubation time can be set per item. The incubation time blocks the incoming pallets of this article and prevents the pallet from being picked. The stock can be ordered after the incubation period has passed. The stock can be released from the blocking status when the incubation period is over. In CORAX, it can be configured that specific goods are always entered as block goods and will only be released for allocation after approval.
What is Quarantaine?
Traditionally, a warehouse works in a way that sees stock moving in a free-flowing fashion. Upon request, new incoming pallets of an item come into the warehouse, and existing ones leave. Not many things interfere with this flow, assuming the entire supply chain is working as it should.
Quarantaine is one exception to this rule. Technically speaking, the inventory owner would be the disturbance to the natural flow in this case, but there is usually a strategic purpose behind choosing to go that route.
When you Institute a quarantaine, you maintain or block the current stock that resides in your warehouse for what is known as an incubation period. During this time, new pallets of the item get blocked, and the incubation period stops blocked pallets from being chosen. It is not possible to order the item until it has been released. The release occurs when the incubation period has ended.
How to Does CORAX Facilitate Quarantaine?
CORAX gives you tighter control and some level of automation over the entire process when you decide that you want to block one or more of the items that reside in your inventory. When using the WMS, you can manage the quarantaine label that goods get, and prevent the stock from being chosen for order purposes.
That way, you do not need to consistently micromanage the process as inventory flows through the warehouse. However, the CORAX system takes things a bit further by instituting a small form of automation into the mix. In some cases, you may have goods that you always want to have entered as blocked goods. In such a case, the allocation would only be possible once you have approved them for release.
Using the CORAX system, you can identify the items that fall under that category, and they are then managed in that manner. Only you can then approve their movement.
What Benefits Would There Be in Blocking My Warehouse Stock?
First, some items sell better during certain seasons, and obtaining them is not the easiest task in the world. If you were to get your hands on them before the profitable season, you may wish to hold them in the warehouse until things get a bit more attractive.
Another useful instance is if you commit to ensuring that stock is available for sale during a defined period in the future. If that should occur, you may be inclined to do all you can to ensure that your warehouse stores are not empty when the appointed time comes around.
Defect control and investigation can also benefit from a quarantaine. If you have reports of defects or other issues and an investigation is underway, it may be a good idea to prevent new units of the item from going out to consumers. Until you have done your due diligence and things have settled down, the affected pieces of inventory can be put under an incubation period.