Warehouse management specialists who manage fulfillment for multichannel merchants need a superhero cape. “Here’s Super Warehouse Manager!” Perhaps a big bar code can be your emblem, like Superman’s S?
Joking aside, it really is no small task to handle warehouse management when orders are coming in from multiple channels and fulfilling worldwide. Not only do you have to manage many potential inputs (orders in), but you also have to ensure that items are in stock or reordered promptly, and that all channels have accurate updates.
Is it any wonder we think you should have a cape?
When you’re faced with multichannel fulfillment, the following tips can help you maintain your status as a super warehouse management specialist. Along with good management software like Scanco Warehouse—Sage 100 Warehouse Management—you can manage and direct operations with ease.
Tip #1: Automation is essential for seamless inventory control.
The more order channels the 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 Sage 100 provide real-time, accurate, 360-degree data on inventory status, product sales, and more. This type of information can enhance warehouse management 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 technology.
Mobile technology such as Scanco Warehouse, a Sage 100 mobile application, and other portable warehouse management products 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.
Sage 100 Warehouse Management
With Scanco’s Sage 100 warehouse management software, you’ll get powerful mobile inventory tracking that integrates with your ERP system. 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, products including Scanco Warehouse and other warehouse software can help you be a hero to your company by managing inventory and warehouse systems like never before.
Scanco is on a mission—a mission to transform how companies handle warehouse management. We offer warehouse management software and support, barcoding software and label printing, and much more. Learn more about our services online or contact us.