Technology plays an important role in many industries because it enhances productivity and efficiency of a business. Consequently, the growth of the eCommerce industry thanks to recent technology enhancement is creating growth for warehouses. However, warehouse technology still hasn’t seen the boost that other industries have seen so far and continues to demand more. Until now.
Big data is playing a vital role in the growth of various industries and their processes. We’ve discussed the role IoT and Augmented Reality technology plays in Logistics, but warehouse operations go beyond that. Other technology-related aspects are also on par with Big Data, IoT and AR as warehouse technology that’s worth investing. The following are technology tools and methods that are in demand to help grow and improve warehouse processes.
Using Advanced Shipping Notifications (ASN)
With Advanced Shipping Notifications (ASN) suppliers could inform receivers in advance about the shipping purchase order and its expected arrival time. While ASN can be sent via fax, it implies an electronic data change or a web-based compliance module within the data warehouse management system. But its worth looking at because it enables managers to preplan picking the purchase order concerned.
Although e-mail is a common communication mode these days its wise to find a better communication system. For example, using a radio, laptop or smartphone that connects the entire workforce network for easy and fast communication. You can’t go wring investing in a viable communication method, especially when there are multiple warehouse locations. Our BoxOn Warehouse Management Software includes a Ticketing System Module that lets customer support reach a new level. Customer complaints and other issues are easily tracked and resolved so communication isn’t an issue.
Material Flow Processes
Warehouse technology investments support material flow processes. Those processes refer to goods retrieval, shipping, order picking and put away. Its been predicted that better technology will support such processes in the coming years. This makes sense considering the major warehouse issues like the picking process and multi-line order assembly.
A common solution to the assembly problem is using put-walls for assembling picked orders and supporting eCommerce fulfillment. But WMS providers and automation vendors are currently developing a functionality that supports this process. However, technology that maintains high quality performance as well as keep costs down is a challenge in itself.
But with BoxOn WMS (Warehouse Management Software) users can handle anything under the sphere of warehouse management. Its a software available across multiple branches and allows business owners to have full control over multi‐channel operations. BoxOn WMS is the software that can work for you beyond the traditional boundaries and help you manage warehouse operations without a flaw.
Warehouse planning processes include things like parcel shipping, inventory management, and slotting. These are the most common processes with the biggest issues for warehouse managers. Order profiles are changing and in order to keep up with those changes warehouses are looking for ways to improve efficiency.
BoxOn Warehouse Management Software provides you with clear-cut reports on transportation, delivery of the goods from the storage centers to the end destinations, view inventory reports, track details related to the transportation, take an account of the stock availability and much more.
Investing in Warehouse Technology
So order profiles are changing, warehouse processes need improvements and warehouse managers are looking to invest in technology for better efficiency. However, the most important investment is WMS because its the backbone of warehouse operations. Luckily you are in the right place to meet those technology needs. Boxon has a whole Fullfilment Center dedicated to Cargo and WMS solutions.
BoxOn has a Fulfillment module that’s designed to help fullfilment centers manage important requirements such as vendor management, inventory management, item warehouse location management and much more. Check out some of the features included in the software:
- Put Away / Move Pick, Pack, Load and Repack
- Delivery and Storage Prices
- Keep a record of arrival and location of cargo
- Create tasks to pick and load orders using WMS Mobile
- Define locations for receiving, storage, quality control, a holding area, etc.
- Inventory Cycle and Physical Counts
Warehouse technology will only continue to improve and so will BoxOn WMS. To learn more about some of its features, our services or just to contact us, CLICK HERE!