How Technology Enables Warehouse Management

Introduction

As manufacturers and distributors adapt to changing market conditions and consumer needs, warehouse management becomes paramount. In modern manufacturing, technology offers simple and fundamental warehouse solutions that integrate warehouse, labor, transportation and third-party logistics for end-to-end supply chain visibility.

Technology Enablers

To reach top performance, a company should view and operate its entire supply chain as a unified whole that encompasses participants both inside and outside the company—including customers, contractors, and suppliers. Studies show that companies with the most fully integrated supply chain technology invariably rank among the top industry performers in every respect.

By integrating warehouse management, labor management, transportation management, and third-party logistics (3PL) billing into a unified solution, manufacturers and distributors gain end-to-end supply chain visibility and an efficient execution system that can help them make better decisions and execute those decisions more quickly and profitably.

Whether a company implements an advanced warehouse management solution or a fully integrated supply chain execution solution, these modern solutions take advantage of a number of key technologies that can help companies improve operational efficiencies and reduce costs. These technologies may include:

  • Mobile—A mobile warehouse technology can help increase warehouse efficiency, improve inventory data accuracy, and even reduce picking errors. It does this by freeing warehouse workers from fixed terminals and time-consuming, cumbersome, and error-prone paperwork. Sometimes, it can be hard to visualize how a mobile warehouse system will work in your specific facility spaces. With our business first approach, Datix can help you map out how to maximize your particular warehouse spaces by incorporating a mobile system. Learn why our client-centric focus makes Datix the ERP partner of choice for manufactures and distributors.  
  • Social Collaboration—Extensive collaboration tools can give companies wide-reaching business collaboration capabilities for their warehouse and logistics operations. Users can follow people, tasks, events, and processes, so the users can quickly react to changing customer and market requests.
  • In-Context Business Intelligence—Industry-specific dashboards that provide relevant in-context metrics and KPIs gives users a seamless and direct approach for evaluating and applying data, responding quicker to changes, and improving critical decision-making capabilities.
  • Consumer-Grade User Experience—A familiar, intuitive, modern user interface allows users to learn faster, complete tasks quicker, and be more productive than with complicated legacy interfaces with disorderly and confusing screens. Because technology is constantly evolving, user interfaces need to be updated regularly to remain professional and intuitive. With our start to finish business model, Datix makes a commitment to support our clients over the lifespan of their software solution, no matter how many updates or evolutions they need as technology continues to adapt.

Winning in hypercompetitive markets

Enormous gains in warehouse performance can be realized through the implementation of an advanced warehouse management system. Manufacturers and distributors that invest in an advanced warehouse management solution can strengthen order management, increase labor productivity, and maximize their use of warehouse assets.

As customer demands rise and supply chains continuously change, companies need to drive gains in warehouse productivity and performance to avoid crushing costs. These investments also provide a greater ROI in terms of greater warehouse visibility, agility, and productivity. They lay the foundations for profitable growth and market success in the hypercompetitive markets of today and tomorrow.

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Please note: This blog post was based on the Executive Brief Conquering costs, complexity, and customer demands with warehouse management from Infor and updated by Datix