The automation of stock updates to your resource planning system eliminates the need for manual transactions which both saves time and substantially reduces risk.
When configured to communicate with an external system (e.g. MRP, ERP or WMS) Ci-DMS, typically, receives item, stock and order information and returns stock, consumption and adjustment transactions during relevant points of the manufacturing process (e.g. following the dispensing of an order ingredient or the addition of a dispensed bag). Data may either be transferred by data file or, in real time, using techniques such as intermediate databases, APIs or web services.
DMS/Host interface using web services
The Ci-DMS interface mechanism has been designed in a generic fashion so, when developing a new interface, only the transaction structure and associated rules need be modified and/or configured. This philosophy makes Ci-DMS 'Host independent.'
Our validation team has also developed a standard template functional specification to assist in the process of capturing end user rules.
We currently support interfaces with, among others, SAP, JD Edwards, QAD (MFG/PRO), IBM Data3 and BPCS.