As you know, we are barcode people. We believe that barcoding solutions (such as Sage 100 and Sage 500 barcoding software, formerly Sage MAS 90, 200 and 500 barcoding software) can increase your productivity, improve your profitability, and make your life easier. As if that’s not reason enough to invest in a barcoding solution today, we’ve highlighted three additional reasons why barcoding in your warehouse is absolutely necessary.
Keep the following benefits in mind as you make your barcoding decision:
- Solve Inventory Problems
As you know, many things can go wrong in inventory management. Data can be entered into your company’s software system incorrectly, resulting in botched orders and frustrated customers. Barcode scanners and software can help solve these problems and eliminate data entry errors. Rather than having to manually type data into a computer, employees can simply scan an item’s barcode and automatically update the company’s inventory system. This reduces the risk of typos and ensures that the right customers are receiving the right products.
- Prevent Theft
Stocking your warehouse is expensive, and theft can wreak havoc on your company’s financial situation. By implementing a barcoding solution, your company can take control of your inventory and track it through every step of the warehouse process. Barcodes give you the capability to monitor products as they are received, stored, and shipped. If at any point of the process you see fewer products on hand than expected, your managers can go back and find out who was in charge when the product went missing. This creates a strong deterrent against employees stealing valuable products and equipment, and also helps companies know where they most vulnerable spots are and how to go about fixing them.
- Increase Speed
Barcoding makes everything faster. With barcode scanners, you can pick and pack products quickly and get them into the hands of your customers sooner. This will not only keep your customers happy, but it will also increase your competitive edge. After all, if you can get your products into the hands of your customers faster than your competitors, more people will start turning to you for their product and service needs.
Barcode scanners and software solutions are important in your overall warehouse management strategy. Without barcodes, you lack the efficiency you need to remain in the competition. Contact us today to learn more about our Sage 100 barcode and Sage 500 barcoding solutions.
If you have any more reasons to add for why it’s necessary to incorporate barcoding in your warehouse, feel free to add them in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you!