In a fast-paced warehouse environment where large amounts of stock and order are being processed on a daily basis, it’s very important to be able to track stock and that staffs are provided with up to date information. When the stock is being moved quickly, there can be situations when stock availability is not updated in time. This can mean staff picking and other warehouse activities overlapping. The result of this can be staff moving stock collect items, only to be advised that the stock has been allocated to a pick already.
Warehouse staff can face the issue of not being able to pick the required items or will need to pick alternative items for customers. This can cause ongoing problems for businesses, which if not addressed can cause productivity levels and customer satisfaction to dramatically fall. The use of real time stock trakcing with high speed Wi-Fi coverage can address this issue, and create a more productive live warehouse environment.
When businesses use WBS manufacturing software, they are provided with the tools required to make sure that data is updated constantly, and stock movement information is being fed back to the main system. Real-time stock tracking and update is one of the most important functions of the software. All the devices use the high speed Wi-Fi aerials, allowing them to connect to devices in real time for efficient processing. Multiple aerials can be installed in larger warehouses to provide better coverage.
It helps to ensure businesses know the exact amounts of products and materials in their warehouse at any time. This makes it much easier to manage stock levels, which can save precious time and money. In order to reduce warehouse errors, when barcoded items are scanned, they are immediately checked by the pick and pack system and updated into Sage 50 manufacturing. Any errors encountered during this process are displayed on the barcode scanner, which updates Sage accordingly.
WBS provides Sage 50 add-ons which also operates in real time meaning that when information is entered by warehouse staff using barcode scanners, the whole system is updated immediately. Providing the most up to date figures is crucial for businesses productivity as it helps to keep track of stock at all times and gives business owners the most accurate figures possible.
Using real-time updates can be particularly helpful for businesses operating in more than one location or warehouse. Because pick and pack modules can be accessed remotely, warehouse staff can pick orders at any location, update the stock and it will be updated across the whole system. This makes sure that businesses know their exact stock levels across every location. It also ensures that the movement of stock from one location to another is a straightforward process. This function works for both processing orders and recording goods received.
To discuss real-time software options further; get in touch with us. Our software is adaptable to your business, and we can provide flexible manufacturing control software options based on your needs. We can show you a free web demo, discuss your needs and configure the software to meet your own requirements.