Is your business still using spreadsheets to manage warehouse transactions and records? Or do you rely on manual processes for maintaining inventory and its data?
Well, these are old and archaic methods of handling day-to-day warehouse operations. And, in either case, you need a solution which lets you take a leap to keep your business stay tuned to the latest technology trends.
To keep your warehouse well-managed and to ensure proper inventory count can significantly reduce warehouse labor cost & improve order management within an organization. To maintain these optimal levels of inventory and investment, an advanced Warehouse Management System (WMS) contributes significantly, towards your business to thrive.
A Warehouse Management System is a responsive software designed to address the warehouse challenges by seamlessly managing, tracking and recording inventory. The solution is capable of providing, accessing, updating real-time inventory related data.
Let’s take a look at the reasons why you must consider investing in a Warehouse Management System:
1. Paperless Transaction Management
An ideal WMS replaces the manual process of checking purchase order, receipts, issues, and transfer of inventory, with automated operations. The system allows you to electronically capture the transaction data and resource usage on your hand-held device.
Warehouse management plays a crucial role in controlling the supply chain of finished goods to the market. Hence, affecting customers’ buying experience. With WMS you can track real-time inventory and record transactions like shipment, transit movement or receipts. It reduces the efforts, expenses and time to record this data on paper.
2. Efficient Inventory Monitoring
A Warehouse Management System allows you to store and move the inventory efficiently. With faster order cycles and better utilization of resources, it promotes automation and expedites the overall processes of managing inventory effortlessly. A WMS can –
- Reduce delivery lead time and errors during order execution
- Improve delivery reliability and customer satisfaction
- Helps create better relationships with suppliers
- Leads to enhanced productivity and improve the company’s bottom line.
3. Enhanced Labor Productivity
When a software assists you with the transfer of materials, you are able to update raw materials and finished goods records within no time. Without such efforts, the organization can work more efficiently and maintain a complete track of inventory operations. You can track inbound inventory, outbound inventory, create & scan barcodes, generate automated reports and manage daily operations at your fingertips. When your staff knows what, how and when to do a given task, it boosts their morale, accuracy, and efficiency, significantly.
Optimized processes, cost-effectiveness, and enhanced labor productivity are all you can expect with a Warehouse Management System.
4. Ease of Use
WMS comes with a large selection of features focused to cater core business functions. With a user-friendly interface and well-designed dashboard, the system simplifies the business processes and makes it easy for you to work. The modular interface with three-click rule helps you reach the desired function and execute it in no time.
A typical web-based solution has ease of access and has a simple interface with easy navigation. WMS is a solution which lets you do all this with hand-held devices and shows the details of serial, batch, and non-tracked items. It also facilitates management of batch tracked and serial tracked items.
5. Seamless Customization and Integration
Most of us rely on smartphones for our day-to-day working. And, to improve accessibility, you look forward to a mobile-friendly solution. all the more now that can seamlessly integrate with software to execute most of our business processes like inventory transfers and generating reports.
With WMS, you can conveniently make use of a mobile device and integrate your warehouse data with your centralized ERP database.
6. Exhaustive Functionalities
A Warehouse Management System records inventory movement, barcode scanning, generate label reports to track items, generate and display reports. These features allow employees to produce more work in less time with utmost accuracy.
A Warehouse Management Solution offers a high degree of flexibility enabling you and your team to meet the business requirements. It facilitates management of inventory with mobile devices and scanners. These user-friendly devices offer commendable UX, thanks to a simple interface.
OptiProERP is a manufacturing ERP solution that has in-built mobile-friendly warehouse management system with comprehensive functionalities. Its out-of-the-box features help businesses take the leap. If you want to know about it in detail or have questions about the same, please get in touch with us.