Connecting Logistics and Warehouse Management
Today’s warehouse has the potential to be completely efficient because today’s technology can provide the tools to make it happen. Warehouse management software can be customized, designed specifically to connect all the various logistics of the operation:
- layout, bin assignment, and asset management
- EDI compatibility and advanced shipping notification
- scheduling appointments and receipts
- efficient pick, pack & ship using handheld wireless devices
- break-pack, pre-pack, and bulk designations
- precise status tracking regardless of pick, pack & ship method
- inter-store transfers and cross-dock processing
- wave-based distribution
- warehouse status and productivity reporting in real time
- additional operational data as necessary
Integrated & Optimized
The reason a good warehouse is profitable is because it is operating at optimal functionality. The employees are equipped and trained to use their tools. This enables the warehouse manager to prioritize work tasks or evaluate productivity within the context of the entire operation. The ability to integrate employee activity with perpetual tracking of inventory means a manager can instantly “check the pulse” of the warehouse to gauge its effectiveness and determine future actions.
Wireless technology has changed the face and function of the modern warehouse because it is now possible to have instant access to data from any facet of the operation. Even inventory that is unassigned can be identified as “open to sell” and that real-time inventory status gives representatives confident knowledge of availability.
Integrating all the data within the operation and connecting the logistics of that data means that warehouse management is optimized. Instead of making decisions based on guesswork, those decisions now can be made based on complete data access, proficient analysis, and profitable action.
When considering the technology used in the warehouse, make sure that everything can be connected and integrated. ChainDrive’s Warehouse Management System component does this with ease because it has been designed to connect the logistics of a busy warehouse enterprise. The difference that connected logistics makes to warehouse management can be counted as profit.