Importance of Warehouse Automation
We live in an on-demand world that has made supply chain more important to mission success than ever before.
Warehouses are a mission-critical link in the supply chain,
It all comes down to efficiency and beating the competition in every facet of the game,
By increasing the visibility of your stock and its whereabouts, improving your layout, eliminating redundant processes and optimizing the put-away/picking of items, the warehouse is transformed from bottleneck to accelerator.
More Accuracy in Inventory
Excess inventory takes up valuable warehouse space, which drives up operating costs related to housing and managing extra materials. Ultimately, you end up taking a loss on materials you shouldn’t have acquired to begin with, all because you lacked visibility.
Through the use long-range barcode scanners, companies have real-time, dynamic intelligence on what inventory is available, 24/7.
Both inbound and outbound inventory is serialized, with info accessible on desktop or mobile devices anywhere in the world. You can receive alerts when stock reaches critical levels, and systems can even pro-actively order more when you’re low.
Beyond keeping count on stocks, automated systems can show graphical maps that pinpoint exactly where items reside. Pickers save time, which means orders are fulfilled faster, and that creates happier customers. Each warehouse worker also can fulfill more orders, which creates labor savings.
In addition to creating happier customers and more efficient workers, it even allow your business to reduce the amount of space it needs to operate profitably.
Automated WM can analyze current and projected data, including shipping, receiving and inventory levels, to design a layout scheme that helps you achieve maximum efficiency and best use of available space.
The Quickest Path for Shipping
An optimized warehouse layout, an automated system can help speed picking by determining common routes that will save time. And with system-directed pick/put-away, the routing is easily automated, reducing wear and tear on both your equipment and your labor force.
The barcode technology found in today’s automated warehouse systems eliminates that redundancy. If it is well designed and effectively integrated, a WM solution should make it possible for you to manage your facility with greater precision than ever before. Courtesy : to Mr. Tim Garcia for sharing his knowledge on above system
SK infotech Chennai is one of the leading WMS Warehouse Automation solution provider with Barcode Technology & mobile computing devices.