Managing your warehouse is not a simple task. Juggling multiple orders, suppliers, customers, and inventory is a big job. When you serve multiple channels, it might feel like you need super hero powers to get it all done well.
When you’re faced with multichannel fulfillment, the following tips can help you be a warehouse management hero. Using your ERP and mobile warehouse automation tools like Scanco Warehouse, you can manage and direct inventory operations with ease.
Tip #1: Automation is essential for seamless inventory control.
The more order channels your company adds to the mix, the more that automated inventory control can help. Barcodes make inventory control more accurate and less time-consuming. Instead of manually checking inventory, scanning a bar code takes only seconds, and provides accurate counts on items. Bar code technology can be used in multiple warehouses or fulfillment locations with centralized data accessible to everyone in the company.
Tip #2: Integration with ERP planning systems.
Warehouse management products that integrate with ERP systems such as Acumatica, Sage 100, and Sage 500 provide real-time, accurate, 360-degree data on inventory status, product sales, and more. This type of information can enhance inventory control in many ways. Such data can help you determine which products need to be restocked at what time. It can also help you streamline fulfillment and pick, pack, and ship methods by understanding your most frequently purchased items. You can maximize your warehouse space and enhance productivity based on warehouse and other company-wide ERP data.
Tip #3: Invest in mobile warehouse technology.
Mobile technology such as Scanco Warehouse makes it easier to get many different locations onto the same system. Cloud-based technology makes mobile warehouse management software affordable and secure. It enables you to add many locations, including multiple warehouses or truck-based inventory, into the same system. It’s as easy as adding materials from your storefront or single site warehouse. If you’re running multichannel fulfillment operations and shipping from multiple sites, mobile warehouse management makes it much easier to keep track of the details.
Mobile Warehouse Automation Tools
Emerald TC offers mobile warehouse automation tools through our partner, Scanco. With Scanco’s warehouse management tools, you’ll get powerful mobile inventory tracking that integrates with your ERP system from Emerald TC. You will know exactly where every scanned item is in your warehouse. Updates flow seamlessly from the system so that everyone in your company can see the same data in real time.
Scanco Warehouse supports allocation by lot, serial number, warranty information, and more. You can use it to track orders, understand fulfillment status, and assess reordering information. It can also be used for business planning by managers who need accurate data to make smart forecasts.
Warehouse management is challenging with one location. When you have multiple locations and multiple sales channels, it becomes even more challenging. Fortunately, integrated ERP and warehouse management tools can help you be a hero to your company by managing inventory and warehouse systems like never before.
Emerald TC Puts It All Together
If you want to be a hero in your warehouse, implement the four secrets for mobile ERP success in your business and contact us. We will be happy to evaluate where you are today and make a plan for taking the next steps toward greater inventory control using Sage 100, Sage 500, Acumatica, and Scanco Warehouse.