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It’s Easy to Automate Your WMS Solution With This Very Important Step
June 18th 2019 15:00:00 PM
Is automating your WMS solution something that is a priority for your business? It can be tempting to want to take this step right now. There are several shiny new things available on the market to attract your attention, but that doesn’t necessarily mean these offerings are the right choice for your business.
Before you take any further steps, you need to do some homework. This is a situation where taking a step back to ask some questions before making your decision is a smart move. You’ll be able to gather more information about your options and then make an informed choice.
Do you already know what you need from your automated WMS solution? Great! Contact us online or call (330) 645-9959 to get a free quote.
Questions to Ask Before Choosing a WMS Solution
You’ll likely have your own questions to ask before making a final decision about a warehouse management system. To ensure that you cover all the bases, here are some suggestions to help you:
- What types of tasks can or will be automated in my warehouse?
If you are just at the point where you are dipping your virtual toe into the automation pool, you’ll want to give some thought to the types of tasks that you can see being included under the new system. This process works well with repetitive tasks that can be divided into several steps. Tasks that have a high potential for human error are also good choices for automation.
Using barcode labels and handheld scanners is one way to save many hours of time on the warehouse floor. This method makes it much easier to keep track of items coming into and being shipped from your facility. Inventory tracking is a much easier and more accurate process when automated, since records are updated in real time. You’ll always have access to the latest data available, without having to resort to doing a physical count to confirm inventory levels before you can commit to filling an order.
- Is the WMS flexible enough to change as my business grows over time?
If you’ve been in business for any time at all, you know that nothing stays the same. Every quarter and year of operation is different. You can set goals and make plans, but there are some elements that are always out of your control.
It’s very important that the WMS you choose is flexible enough to adapt to changes in the business landscape. If sales suddenly take a significant jump, you need to know that your WMS solution has the capability to take on the increased volume without skipping a beat.
At all times, you want to ensure that orders are being processed quickly and accurately, and that there are no undue delays in getting them out the door. This always represents your best opportunity to turn a one-time customer into a repeat one.
Look to Scanco for Personalized Warehouse Management Solutions
Scanco has built a well-deserved reputation for providing the best advice to its clients based on their individual needs. We take the time to get to know your company and what you’re trying to achieve. It’s how we can offer personalized solutions in every instance.
WMS for Sage 100 is flexible, easy to operate, and will give you the fully automated inventory optimization you’re seeking for your distribution operation. Available as an add-on to your Sage ERP system, it was developed to help you get the maximum benefit from your inventory planning and restocking processes. We make it easy for you to get your business automated, with custom solutions to suit your specific needs.
Are you ready to take the next step and discuss WMS solutions for your business with one of Scanco’s Solutions Experts? Contact us online or call us at (330) 645-9959 to arrange your personal consultation today!