Less administration in the workplace
The WMS can already reduce the administrative workload enormously without immediately requiring major changes to the current working method. This includes real-time input of warehouse movements. The stock in the ERP is therefore more up-to-date and more reliable. All data that has become available from the WMS can be viewed afterwards so that an audit trail of the goods can be built up.
The administrative workload can be further reduced with the help of barcode scanners. With a barcode scanner, a goods movement can be performed by two or three scans of barcodes. It is then no longer necessary, with all the associated errors, to manually copy the article number and location numbers.
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With a WMS you can not only work more efficiently, but also perform better administration. Because all movements are recorded, goods are lost less quickly. By means of a WMS you can also have control actions carried out in order to further reduce the chance of errors.
Better administration will reduce the number of errors in deliveries to customers. This will prevent complaints and additional urgent shipments.
Every production company works on “continuous improvement”. Because you make fewer mistakes with the help of a WMS, you spend less time fixing these errors. You don’t have to search for lost inventory as much.
A modern WMS is even set up in such a way that it can generate advice based on need on where the goods should be stored in the warehouse in order to work as efficiently as possible. Simultaneous picking of several orders at the same time is also an option.