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Three Best Practices for Acumatica Warehouse Operations
May 9th 2019 15:00:00 PM
There were 3.8 million retail establishments in the United States in 2016, including bars and restaurants. Among those millions of businesses, many include warehouse operations as part of their business practices, but how good are they at warehouse management? Are they operating at peak efficiency?
These three best practices are quick tips to help you boost efficiency in your warehouse. Combine them with a great barcode scanner system that integrates with your ERP, such as Scanco Solutions, and you’ll have a system that keeps costs down and profits up.
Acumatica Warehouse Operations Best Practices
- Standardize containers: Standardize all your containers to make order fulfillment easier. It will also make the warehouse neater, which helps people find things faster.
- Keep labels clean: Barcode labels and Scanco barcode systems make scanning items into and out of inventory fast, accurate, and simple. However, if the labels on the shelves get dirty, staff will constantly be wiping them down to speed up scanning. Keep labels clean. Minimize dust and debris throughout the warehouse.
- Integrate solutions: Warehouse operations systems integrated with ERP and other systems ensures that data moves immediately from source to system. It’s instant updates with real-time information that can help you manage inventory and operations better.
As more retailers move from bricks and mortar to the e-commerce space, warehouse operations will grow in importance. Yes, bricks and mortar retailers have warehouses, but not as large or as busy as most e-commerce distribution centers. Even if e-commerce takes up only a portion of your current sales now, expect it to grow over time, and with it, your need for a better warehouse solution.
Inventory represents one of the most valuable assets your company owns. If you spent a lot of money on a new delivery truck, you would take excellent care of the truck, ensuring it was well-maintained and kept in great running condition. The same care and attention should be paid to your inventory. After all, your inventory drives your sales!
From receiving to order fulfillment, physical counts and bin management and more, Scanco for Acumatica has you covered. To find out more about how this option can help grow your business, contact us online or calling (330) 645-9959 to arrange your consultation with a Scanco Solutions Expert now.