Tracking inventory, especially with multiple locations and a global supply chain, can be dizzying.  With volumes of inventory coming and going, your team can easily misplace, miscount, or simply lose track of important items.  Complicated warehouse operations require robust technology to keep inventory in order.  If you need real-time, accurate inventory control, then take a look at Warehousing for AX (WAX).

Warehouses have a tendency to be very busy places.  Boxes of raw materials or products are coming in and being sent to stock, the manufacturing floor, or turned around to customers.  At the same time, products are being pulled from stock, sent to the manufacturing area, or packaged for customer orders and sent out the door.  Although there may be clearly defined areas for incoming and outgoing boxes as well as staging areas for packing, there is still a chance that products can be misplaced – stored in the wrong areas or turned around and sent to the wrong customers.  Warehouse mistakes can become costly in lost or damaged inventory, backorders and returns, and unhappy customers.

If warehouse activities are making your head spin, then add a robust warehouse management solution, such as WAX, to your enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.  This solution offers tighter control of inventory starting with inbound and outbound EDI support, including cross-docking and flow-through inventory.  You can create process workflows so that your team knows where to put inventory, who to notify when key items arrive, and other activities that require strict, consistent procedures.  WAX provides a 360 degree view of your inventory in real-time so you know exactly what is coming in, where it’s going, and you can react quickly when there is a deviation. 

In addition to greater control over inventory, EDI and workflow automations also reduce common manual tasks.  Simply adding automation will improve productivity so your warehouse teams are spending less time handling inventory, performing physical counts, then updating data in a software solution.  You can also begin to monitor estimated times for performing various warehouse tasks and make other improvements to labor productivity. 

Streamline chaotic warehouse operations by introducing a powerful warehouse management solution such as WAX.  This robust solution can provide greater control over inventory and the insight you need to manage an efficient warehouse.  Contact Kraft Enterprise Systems, LLC for more information about using a warehouse management system to get a handle on fast-moving inventory and reduce the dizzy spells.

By Kraft Enterprise Systems, LLC, a Tennessee Microsoft ERP Partner