Customer Order Processing and Shipping
is the mainstay of Byte's
Apparel Manufacturing Software
suite. This module provides Order Processing for
with business-to-business order entry, business-to-consumer
catalog orders, Internet orders (web services), shipping, and invoicing specifically designed for apparel businesses
that sell by style-color-size. Orders may be entered by manufacturing style, customer style, SKU, UPC, or transmitted
via EDI (850). If using Byte's Finished Goods Inventory Control (FIC)
module, on-hand inventory levels may be viewed by SKU when placing the order. Once the order has been confirmed,
orders may be allocated based on specific customer criteria, which may include pre-print case labels based on customer
requirements or pick-pack-ship. The bill of lading, packing slip, and invoice are then automatically generated
completing the sales transaction. COP & FIC together manage the entire distribution end of the apparel supply chain.
If your company requires a flexible, style-size-color based order entry and shipping system, these modules from
Byte's apparel software suite are for you.
That are essential to effective Apparel Supply Chain Management and Global Sourcing.
- Shipping and invoicing accuracy: Customer order processing procedures guarantee what is shipped, is what is invoiced.
- Reduces inventory management load: Automatically maintains finished goods inventory.
- Improves customer relations: Customer questions on order status can be answered at any time.
Confusion-free shipping: Maintains file of standard terms and customer-specific information for faster processing and error-free
Simplifies accounting functions: Posting invoices automatically updates the Platinum accounts receivable files or other
accounting software systems.
Improves inventory management: Together with Byte's Raw Material Inventory (RIC) module, COP's
ability to explode material requirements based on customer orders assists purchasing in
to prevent over- or under-stocking.
Instant shop loading assessment: Together with Byte's Shop Floor Control (PAC), COP enables accurate
delivery date projection and indication of material and labor requirements.
- Salesperson commissions calculations made easy: Commission calculations can be customized to the way you do business.
Take an order via telephone, fax, Internet or EDI. Pre-print the shipping case labels based on customer criteria and these case labels become
the pick ticket for the order; or allocate customer orders against finished goods inventory and pick/pack, stage and ship the orders.
When a shipment is created and shipping documents are printed, finished goods are relieved and an invoice record is created automatically.
Paper documents that normally would flow from the shipping department to accounting are not necessary. This process insures complete shipping
and billing accuracy. If you need the ultimate in SKU verification for an order, consider
The Packing Station (TPS)
option which allows your packing operators to scan each individual SKU
into a case and compare actual weight of a case against the calculated standard weight.
When your customers call, your customer service people have information at their fingertips, including order status, SKU availability,
and balance to ship information.
The Order Configurator System, an optional module, is targeted toward producers who mass customize product.
Sales analysis is also available in a user-defined format. Analyze sales by customer, sales by style, sales by style/ color/ size,
sales by salesperson, and run comparative versions of these reports from the previous year(s). Customized reports are also available
to meet your exact needs.