High-Technology Warehouse ManagementMetro Park operates under a fully integrated Warehouse Management System (WMS) which allows for significant customization by our contract and in-house programmers to specifically suit the requirements of our customers and in-house users. This ongoing customization has allowed our team to create a truly unique package capable of meeting the most stringent requirements.

The WMS is fully integrated to effectively manage inventory from product receipt to the ultimate destination.

The System employs Radio Frequency technology (802.11g) for barcode reading and verification, directed put away, inventory tracking and reporting (down to the serial ID and location level), and stock rotation (FIFO is the default however this can be customized to meet your requirements).

Logistics Services Real-Time InventoryOn-Line Inventory Visibility

The Metro Park WMS website is the source for reliable, up-to-the-minute, accessible information. Our WMS provides real time updates allowing customers to view inventory levels online. Clients can e-mail this data to customers or other members of the organization, which proves helpful for inventory reconciliation purposes. Passwords and unique login ID’s are assigned so that authorized members of a Client’s organization can search for the data they desire.

EDI Capabilities

Our Warehouse Management System can interface with multiple EDI transaction sets in order to automate and streamline communications between Metro Park and our customers and/or trading partners. The use of EDI allows both Metro Park and our customers to be informed of changes in inventory and shipment status in a real time environment.

EDI allows us to serve Clients in a more efficient and effective manner. Our EDI platforms (IBM Gentran Director and Lexcom CLEO) have the ability to send and receive EDI transmissions on an automated basis. Standard ANSI x12 v4010 and v5010 transmissions sets are available.

Metro Park is capable of sending all of the EDI transactions listed below:

Inbound

  • 204 - Motor Carrier Shipment Information
  • 214 - Motor Carrier Shipment Status Message
  • 846 - Inventory Inquiry/Advice
  • 856 - Advance Shipment Notice
  • 888 - Item Maintenance
  • 940 - Warehouse Shipping Order
  • 943 - Warehouse Stock Transfer Shipment Advice
  • 990 - Load Tender Acceptance/Rejection
  • 997 - Functional Acknowledgement
  • 999 - Acceptance/Rejection Advice

Outbound

  • 204 - Motor Carrier Shipment Information
  • 210 - Motor Carrier Freight Details and Invoice
  • 214 - Motor Carrier Shipment Status Message
  • 846 - Inventory Inquiry/Advice
  • 856 - Advance Shipment Notice
  • 944 - Warehouse Stock Transfer Receipt Advice
  • 945 - Warehouse Shipping Advice
  • 947 - Warehouse Inventory Adjustment Advice
  • 997 - Functional Acknowledgement

Metro Park offers Value-Added Network (VAN) and File Transfer Protocol (FTP) as standard methods of communications.

RF Scanning

Radio Frequency (RF) Scanning allows Metro Park to retrieve data quickly and provide clients with accurate and timely feedback in regards to their specific products inventory and movements. Our RF technology is capable of reading multiple format types, enabling us to read a multitude of different barcode variations to gather data.

Clients realize the following benefits from RF technology:

  • Accuracy - RF scanning increases accuracy by eliminating the human error associated with manual entry due to misread labels, keying error and/or mislabeled items.
  • Ease of Use – Our RF technology today is easy for operators to use, and easy for customers because many variations of labeling can be accommodated.
  • Uniform Data Collection - Diverse compliance standards and standardized bar code symbols ensure that bar code information is captured and relayed in a fashion that is universally understood and accepted.
  • Timely Feedback - RF scanning bar codes promotes timely feedback for data which enables decision making and analysis based on current information.
  • Improved Productivity - RF scanning improves operational efficiency, automating tasks, enabling labor resources to be utilized in better ways to drive more efficiencies of scale within an operation.

Auto-Email

Our Warehouse Management System can be programmed with the e-mail addresses of customer and consignee contacts. Notifications can be sent automatically when receivers are confirmed in the system. Outbound orders are confirmed as shipped from the warehouse. Various reports can also be e-mailed automatically on a daily, weekly or monthly basis as desired by customers.

Corporate Headquarters

Steve Wedlan
Vice President Marketing
6920 Executive Drive
Kansas City, Missouri 64120
Tel 816.231.0777
Fax 816.231.7797

Facility Locations

We operate approximately 2,000,000 square feet of modern high-cube warehouse space in seven convenient locations.

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Our Mailing Address

 

P.O. Box 2346
Kansas City, Kansas 66110

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