Warehousing and supply chain management face unique challenges in all phases of product cycle, inventory, and shipping,
Gone are the days when warehouse personnel roamed through aisles searching for product; remove it from a rack; logging and shepherd it to shipping for it’s next round of handling. Often, the searching for inventory resulted in locating missing items, mis-filed product and product with wrong item numbers.
In short, a slew of man-made problems that today are being solved through sophisticated software, like Microsoft Dynamics GP. The platform is designed to integrate with third-party applications, for example, that drive barcode and RFID readers: the former reads directly from the tag, while the latter, generally, can receive tag signals from up to 300 feet.
The key to cash flow in this sector, of course, is effective management of product and maintenance of conveyor lines. Over-stocking on parts inventory, for example, can impact costs, while managing the right amount of product moving through the supply chain is the backbone of the business: customers are satisfied and the revenue streams are forthcoming.
In the past, the ability to budget and forecast was limited to the capabilities of non-integrated programs. Often, this meant pulling historic versus real-time data from an array of files, or apps, residing in numerous locations. These silos of information meant time spent searching for current data in order to generate financial reports. Unfortunately, such legacy programs lacked automation of manual entries, thereby opening the door to repetitive and duplicate tasks.
Written by E.H. (Consulting Team)