The BellHawk WMS package is provided as an add-on to the BellHawk
License-Plate Materials Tracking System (LP-MTS) and to the BellHawk
Real-Time Operations Tracking System (RT-OPS)
WMS integrates the Receiving, Picking and Ship Order modules, as
well as the Shipping Dock Option and inventory auditing capabilities, which
are also available as separate modules.
BellHawk Warehouse Management System Applications
Warehouses and Stock Rooms associated with Manufacturing plants.
Industrial Distributions Centers with secondary operations such as repack, relabeling, kitting, and
assembly where the products are shipped to Distribution Centers or
direct to manufacturing plants, engineering, or construction sites..
Labeling of nested containers with SSCC barcodes and generation of
ASN data for supply chain integration
Project-focused Make-to-Order, Engineer-to-Order, Repair, Refurbishment, Contracting and Construction
Food, Pharmaceutical, and Medical processing and distribution, where
materials traceability is required.
WMS is not suitable for those distribution organizations that
simply receive and ship boxes or pallets without needing secondary
operations such as kitting, repacking or labeling or materials
WMS is not suitable for high-volume "Retail" warehouses where
products are picked in large volume for direct shipment to the end
BellHawk Warehouse Management System Architecture
Website plus SQL Server database that runs on a Windows Server computer.
Web-browser interface can be used on a wide variety of barcode data collection devices including wireless
mobile computers, tablets and PCs equipped with barcode scanners.
Inventory status can be viewed in real-time over Internet using mobile phones.
Prints barcode labels on demand in customer specified formats.
Tracks operations at multiple geographically distributed warehouses and stock rooms.
Interfaces available for automated data exchange with ERP, accounting, and E-Commerce systems.
Interfaces available for supply chain integration, including
preparing Advanced Shipment Notice data by for transmission by EDI.
Interfaces available for weighing scales, RFID portals, and other Internet-of-Things devices.
Operations Tracked by BellHawk Warehouse Management Systems
Receiving and put-away of materials.
Weighing and labeling of materials.
Fetching materials to production operation, including kit picking.
Returning of materials to stock.
Picking and packing of customer orders.
Staging of materials for loading.
Loading of trucks and trailers.
Shipping of materials.
Return of materials from customers.
BellHawk WMS Tracks Inventory by
Nested container, location, facility, yard, customer site, in-transit, and in service trucks.
Supplier, Make, Model, Physical Origin, and Lot number as well as serial numbers on equipment.
Who owns the Inventory: Customers, Vendors, US Government, or organization running the
Project that this inventory was purchased for to avoid mixing and misuse of project materials.
Age and Expiration date plus quality control status: waiting, passed, failed inspection, needs material review.
User defined attributes such as width, length, color, hardness, and
Hazardous materials category as well as special storage requirements: freezer, refrigerator, secure locations.
Special Features of BellHawk WMS
Tracking by length, width, size, color, weight and multiple user-defined units of measure.
FDA, USDA, HACCP, HIPPA, and CFR 21 Part 11 compliant.
Easy to use for material handlers who are not computer literate and use English as a second language.
Limitations of BellHawk WMS
BellHawk tracks the packing of parcels and their hand-over to FedEx
and UPS for shipment. With the shipping dock option, BellHawk WMS tracks
the loading of trucks/trailers.
But BellHawk does not, as standard, support interfaces to UPS, FedEx
or other shipping systems. This integration needs to be done by clients
or their systems integrators using one of the interfaces that BellHawk
provides for this purpose..
Comparison with Other WMS Systems
BellHawk uses license-plate tracking methods, including tracking and
generating labels for materials in nested containers, such as cartons on
pallets but it is not a shipping system.
Standard WMS and ERP systems track inventory by location and
typically have extensive integration with supply chain systems such as
those from UPS and FedEx as well as with EDI.
Compatibility with Other Systems
Can import and export data using Excel spreadsheets
Has a variety of interfaces through which clients can implement
automated data exchange with BellHawk.