The back warehouse can be a busy, noisy place that is easy to avoid. It often appears disorganized with boxes everywhere and high traffic with people opening incoming boxes and sealing packages for customers. However, if you don’t visit once in a while, how do you know what’s going on back there?
Walking through the warehouse to look for inventory or take physical counts is time-consuming and takes you and your team away from other important tasks. It can also be challenging to track inventory as it moves from shelves to the manufacturing floor or directly to customers. Without accurate data, making profitable procurement decisions and satisfying customer orders can soon become a nightmare. Instead of putting these tasks on the back-burner, streamline your warehouse operations and get greater insight and control over inventory with a better business solution.
A robust enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution with warehouse management tools, such as Microsoft Dynamics® GP, can make it easier to track inventory and highlight the information you need to make better business decisions. Implement barcoding technology to track inventory no matter where it is located in your facility, or multiple facilities as you expand operations, in real time. Manage lot and serial control, bin locations, and cycle-counts, then use this data to get deeper insight into your inventory usage, customer buying patterns, and seasonal or other fluctuations. With this visibility, you can maintain the inventory that you need, reduce the chance for backorders, take advantage of more profitable procurement opportunities, and turn inventory into your competitive advantage.
You can also use Microsoft Dynamics GP to add automation to pick-pack-and-ship processes, streamline categorizing and routing of shipping paths, and optimize product flow through each of your facilities. Organizing the warehouse and automating common manual tasks can keep labor costs down while improving the productivity, efficiency, and profitability of your warehouse operations.
Instead of adding people to solve inefficient warehouse operations or avoiding the warehouse altogether, implement a more efficient business management solution. Contact The Resource Group for more information about turning a chaotic warehouse into a lean, productive, and profitable warehouse.
By The Resource Group, a Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner out of Washington