ACUMEN Remote Fulfilment Additional Module
ACUMEN Remote Fulfilment
Publishers are increasingly finding it advantageous to outsource their warehousing operation to third-party Fulfilment Service companies. A Fulfilment Service is usually a warehousing operation that stores the publisher’s inventory, ships merchandise to the publisher's customers, and endorses an invoice or packing slip with each shipment. The ACUMEN Remote Fulfilment Optional Module enables the Publisher and Fulfilment Service to electronically synchronize data between operations, lowering costs and increasing accuracy and efficiency.
How The Module Works
A group of orders are selected in ACUMEN. They can be a designated batch, a date selection, or any other meaningful criteria. The Export menu command is chosen and an export format is selected. ACUMEN creates a text file of the orders which are email ed to the service. After the service fills the orders, it returns a file with completed order information. That file is imparted into ACUMEN. The import updates shipment information for the original orders. The following diagram illustrates the complete process;
Option For Controlling the Remote Fulfilment System Function
- Choice of Fulfilment Service.
- Export Filters can be based on date, warehouse, status, or type.
- Import update control.
- Banta Corporation
- Bookwor1d Services Inc.
- Genco Distribution System
- Rockpoint Logistics
- Maple-Vail Book Manufacturing Group
- Publishers Storage & Shipping Corp.
- Ware-Pak Inc.
- Western Distribution Service
Remote Fulfilment vs. Fulfilment Import
ACUMEN has two distinct optional modules for handling various types of fulfilment relationships. The difference is based on who takes the orders. f you take your own orders, you need the Remote Fulfilment module. f you have out-sourced order taking, you need the Fulfilment import module. The following table displays the most common relationships and which module would be used.