How Technology Can Optimise your Warehouse Processes

Warehouse hardware

Using the right hardware to support your inventory management processes can significantly improve efficiency in the warehouse.

End-to-end inventory management is an important factor in maintaining customer satisfaction and improving business operations. Real-time visibility of your inventory can give your business a competitive edge.

By incorporating specialised hardware into the workflow of the warehouse it is possible to optimise your inventory management and have end-to-end stock control and visibility. Hardware that is purpose built to provide enterprise-level support for your inventory management needs, pared with the right software and services, can optimise your warehouse workflows, increasing efficiency and oversight.

Proper inventory control will support a variety of different business goals. There are a number of key reasons why your business should optimise its inventory management, such as:

Enabling Omnichannel – Accurate inventory control and reporting is essential in executing effective omnichannel strategy.

Improving customer satisfaction – by communicating more clearly with customers around stock availability and lead times you will never overpromise and underdeliver.

Increased sales – a clear view of all stock means that every item can be sold, and the supply chain optimised in accordance with demand.

Streamlining processes – Accomplish more work with less time and effort, while still ensuring quality. Get real-time visibility into accurate inventory counts and locations, order fulfilment dates, and reorder notifications.

Support proactive reordering – Perform cycle counts more often and have greater visibility into inventory levels so you can order or reorder more proactively – never leaving you with an empty shelf.

Reduce shrinkage and loss – Increase profitability by having continuous visibility into how and where inventory is being used and accessed, as well as ease of restocking unused materials and returns.

Solution Spotlight: Zebra Technologies – For all your warehouse hardware needs

Zebra Technologies provides a wide range of specialised hardware that can help you with warehouse inventory management. This includes mobile devices, barcode scanners, label printers, vehicle mounted computers and tablets. These devices combine a rugged build with powerful processing to give optimal performance specially designed for the warehouse environment.

Cradle Technology Services provides the full range of Zebra Solutions. Speak to us today about how these devices can be integrated into your warehouse processes to optimise your workflow and support your business goals. Our solution specialists can provide expert advice and help design a system that works for you.

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