The BellHawkRx WMS package is provided as an add-on to the BellHawk
Material Tracking System (MTS) and to the BellHawk
Real-Time Operations Tracking System (RTOPS).
WMS integrates the Receiving, Picking, Ship Order, Shipping Dock,
and Auditing modules, which
are also available separately.
BellHawkRx Warehouse Management System Applications
Warehouses and Stock Rooms associated with Medical Device and
Supplies and Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing plants.
Distributions Centers needng to maintain materials traceability,
especially those with secondary operations such as repack, relabeling,
kitting, and assembly.
Labeling of pharmaceuticals with DSCSA complaint serialized barcode
labels. Also labeling of nested containers of materials with SSCC barcodes and generation of
ASN and EPCIS data for supply chain integration
BellHawkRx Warehouse Management System Architecture
Website plus SQL Server database that runs on a Windows Server
computer in the Cloud.
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.
BellHawkRx WMS Tracks Inventory by
Nested container, location, facility, customer site, in-transit, and in service
Supplier, Make, Model, Physical Origin, and Lot number as well as serial numbers on equipment
Who owns the Inventory: Customers, Suppliers, 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.
Hazardous materials category as well as special storage requirements: freezer, refrigerator, secure locations.
Special Features of BellHawkRx 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-number (LPN) tracking methods, including tracking and
generating labels for materials in nested containers, such as cartons on
pallets. This enable materials tracking and traceability, as required by
the FDA, USDA, HACCP and the DSCA.
Standard WMS systems track inventory by location and are not
suitable for applications requiring medical tracking and traceability.
Compatibility with Other Systems
Can import and export data using Excel spreadsheets
Has a variety of interfaces through which to implement
automated data exchange with BellHawkRx.