How Many Warehouses Can You Manage?
Retailers have a job to do and that entails moving product from your warehouse, or warehouses, to your stores. You can’t sell the product if you don’t get it on the shelves. At last count, Amazon had 49 “fulfillment centers.” They’re, basically, warehouses.
Fourteen of those are in the United States.
This is not atypical among retailers. It can often be less expensive to operate out of multiple warehouses, especially if you have retail stores all over the place. But you need a way to manage your warehouses.
There is more to managing warehouses than simply fulfilling product orders. Even if your retail operation is a Web-only business, there is more to warehouse management than order fulfillment. There is efficient product movement scenarios and warehouse layout. If you don’t have a way to manage those processes, they could eat into your bottom line. Amazon has done well in that department.
The tools and analyses available to you through ChainDrive offer you efficiency in managing your warehouse operations. Specifically, you can
- Manage merchandise bins better
- Control receipts
- Prioritize work tasks
- Track inventory movement
- Evaluate productivity
- Track warehouse processes
- Assign locations more efficiently
- Allocate adequate space per product
- Handle bulk orders and pre-packs better
- Replenish product more quickly
- Control inventory status
And a whole lot more!
It doesn’t matter how many warehouses you have. If you need a more efficient model for turning those warehouses into profit centers, then ChainDrive can help you.