A multi-module management system designed by Catalpa Systems.
Developed for small to mid-size distribution and manufacturing operations, Core2 Advanced Distribution is an integrated approach to the features you need. With features supporting segments for food/foodservice, catalog fulfillment, pharmaceutical/medical supplies, wholesale and general distribution, Core2 is a very scalable and affordable choice.
Core2 - Customer Service empowers customer service representative by providing them with accurate and timely customer and business information. Real-time information at their finger tips includes:
The Core2-Customer Service supports extremely flexible pricing and discounting. Both pricing and discounting include date effectivity; future prices and discounts may be entered in advance of going into effect, past prices and discounts may be retained for historical reporting. Price maintenance is streamlined by linking customers and prices via a Price List. Discounts are organized by discount contract. Any number of customers or customer groups may be placed on a discount contract and the contract can cover an unlimited number of items and/or item groups. Items may have multiple discounts of varying amounts and effective dates. A single customer may be on any number of discount contracts at one time. In addition, the system includes features for processing service charges. These features may also be used to credit customers for services they have provided.
Sales orders enter Core2 either by electronic order processing or manual sales order entry. With either method, the following functions are performed as the order enters the system:
The Core2 - Customer Service includes a delivery confirmation function. Delivery confirmation is optional and is activated on a customer-by-customer basis. If active, delivery confirmation is required before the customer is invoiced for the delivery. Integrated with the delivery confirmation process is the customer returns and credits process. This process enables quick adjustment for delivery overages, shortages or damages. The Core2 customer return functions accommodate the processing of physical returns from customers.
The Core2 - Executive Decision Support (EDS) software component provides a powerful, yet simple tool that allows you to view and analyze key factors and performance trends in sales and operations. Core2 EDS unlocks data available in Core2, enabling more effective decision-making throughout the enterprise. Built from templates based on best practices, Core2 EDS is an interactive ad-hoc query and data mining tool designed to support all decision makers from top level executives to line managers.
The executive decision support system allows you to see both summary and detail level data. You can display summarized data that reflects the overall status of your enterprise or you can use the drill-down capabilities to trace problem areas to any level of detail. Designed with two primary elements: Core2 Data Warehouse and Oracle Discoverer, Core2 EDS provides a data rich user friendly central repository of information accessed with an intuitive ad-hoc query, reporting, analysis, and Web-publishing tool that empowers business users at all levels of the organization to gain immediate access to information from data marts, data warehouses and the Core2 online transaction processing system.
Requirements, in the form of requisitions, enter the Core; through either the inventory planning module interface or manual entry. As requisitions enter the system, the source and price of each item is determined. Items may be sourced from vendors, internal manufacturing departments, or another distribution center (transferred). Depending on its source, a requisition is placed on either a purchase order, manufacture order, or inter-branch transfer. Items that can not be priced appear in a pricing queue for Purchasing Department action.
Requisition approval is required if the requisition amount exceeds the requisitioner’s buying limits. Requisition approvers may be specified by profit center or account. Each approver may be assigned a threshold amount, below which their approval is not required. Once approved, requisitions appear in the open requisitions queue for the appropriate buyer for review and processing.
As purchase orders are built, Core2 updates prices and discounts for any changes since requisitioning and determines the transportation plan for the purchase order. Core2 includes a purchase order confirmation feature. Once confirmed, the future planned receipt of the purchase order appears in all forecasts. Purchase order delivery performance is monitored against the original plan.
The purchasing module includes dock appointment functionality for scheduling all receipts and reserving specific dock doors for specific periods of time. Dock appointments feed the warehouse module’s dock schedule, a key warehouse planning tool, and are visible on purchase order queries.
Core2 -Purchasing includes blanket order functionality. Blanket orders record a negotiated price, quantity, and time period for the purchase of an item from a vendor. Purchase orders are referenced to a blanket order as they are priced. System queries display blanket quantities, open purchase orders, and actual receipts by blanket line item.
Core2 - Transportation Information System (TIS) provides advanced capabilities for rating and auditing inbound or outbound shipments. Designed to handle high volume transaction operations, TIS is available either in Client/Server or Web-deployed formats utilizing Unix/Linux or Windows2000 operating systems. Optimized for the Oracle database, all Core2 products are developed utilizing Oracle Corporation development tools.
Core2 TIS integrates with Core2 Advanced Distribution, WMS, Small Parcel Shipping and Financial modules or will stand-alone interfacing with an existing host or accounting application. Designed as an exception reporting application, Core2 TIS provides the benefit of automation with the interaction of manual entry and review yielding exceptional control with a minimum of user input.
The Core2 - Warehouse Management is a comprehensive WMS designed to efficiently:
The Core2 - WMS dock schedule function provides complete visibility of dock plans by building and dock door. It supports the process of making dock appointments for in-bound shipments. The dock schedule is linked to both the transportation module and the warehouse receipt and shipment functions.
The Core2 - WMS receipts function enables the quick, accurate, and controlled receipt of in-bound shipments and their put-a-way to specified locations. The receipts function:
The Core2 - WMS shipping function is designed for the efficient processing of high volumes of large orders. The shipping function:
The system supports the inventory manager by identifying projected stock-outs and allowing time for management actions.
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