Particularly in the food industry goods often differ in weight from piece to piece. This circumstance makes it difficult to determine a fixed factor for a unit conversion for instance from a unit like piece to a unit for weight like kilogram. A solution would be the determination of an average value which in practice often leads to problems.
EWM solves this problem by using the catch weight management. Within this function, materials are carried in two independent units of measure. Catch weight capabilities are fully integrated in the delivery processes so inbound and outbound processes do not change in general. Also it is possible to control internal material flow through definition of units of measure (as kilogram).
Catch weight functions are integrated into physical inventory and quality inspection processes.