Warehouse Mobile Solutions, makers of WarehouseOS, has created an Inventory Management App that helps companies address these common challenges. Founded by experienced material handling professionals, Warehouse Mobile Solutions has been changing the landscape of Distributing Centers by implementing innovative processes through visualization on a tablet. Deployed as a native app through the Apple App store, WarehouseOS has an extremely simple interface that allows faster and more accurate picks. In many cases, WarehouseOS has cut the amount of time it takes to fulfill daily orders in half through its patented visual processes.
In today’s world of eCommerce fulfillment, businesses have to make a big shift, not only on the marketing side but on the fulfillment side. For years companies have used large warehouses to ship their product to “big boxes” such as Walmart, Target, REI, etc. As sales slow in brick and mortar stores, companies have been forced to reevaluate their business model to shift to today’s market demands.
A warehouse challenge that companies are facing today includes:
1. Omni-channel fulfillment. Traditionally warehouses were built to ship out large pallet quantities to customers. Now that consumers are going online to order products, warehouses have to fulfill their 150 large orders along with 700 small eCommerce orders. This transition can happen overnight which can leave a warehouse manager scrambling to look for a solution.
2. Increased need for 100% accuracy. With the transition to eCommerce fulfillment comes the need for 100% accuracy. Consumers educate themselves more than ever. In a world where 2 day delivery is common place if an order does not arrive on time and is the correct item consumers will likely go online to write a bad review. Accuracy is imperative.
3. Locating product. Many warehouses don’t have any tools to help keep track of where the inventory is located. These operation rely heavily on “tribal knowledge” or the memory/experience of the workers. This puts the company in a difficult place, if an experienced employee decides to leave the company before their busy season, the company will have a hard time replacing that employee because of the time it will take to train them on the products and how they can find them.
4. Keeping up during Cyber Monday/Black Friday. Cyber Monday and Black Friday is a “make or break” time for companies. Order volumes might increase by 400% for a week which puts a big strain on warehouse operations. Most companies bring in temporary workers to help them meet the needs of their customers. One major problem with temporary workers is they do not know and understand the companies products. This requires the companies experienced employees to help train and manage the temporary workers.
5. Tracking employee efficiencies. Companies want their employees to be motivated. One of the biggest problems in a warehouse is the manager can keep track of his or her employees because the employees are hidden between the pallet racking. If the employees know they will be compensated for hard work and performance they will be motivated. Most companies don’t have reliable means to track the efficiencies and reward employees accordingly.
The RF gun, constant verifications, small keypads, and hard to read screens are quickly becoming yesterday’s technology. Tablets are replacing the RF gun. WarehouseOS, a new tablet-based Warehouse Operations System brings warehouses into the future today. Warehouse management systems have been around for a long time with too many companies still using the RF gun to conduct inventory management, scan in new items, and pick orders. The RF gun solutions typically cost double what modern solutions offer. WarehouseOS and associated apps have been developed to make everything about the warehouse easier and better. Apps allow small or large companies to receive products, manage inventory, perform cycle counting, conduct single picks or do batch picking, verify items picked and pack them into boxes.
An easy to navigate user interface means warehouse personnel need almost no training before performing warehouse tasks. Receiving, put-away, picking, and packaging quickly become the easiest jobs on the floor. A team of experts in material handling equipment and solutions developed WarehouseOS to maximize the throughput of warehousing and distributing facilities. From small eCommerce, to high volume SKU facilities, from omni-channel companies to FMCG (fast moving consumer goods), WarehouseOS is equipped to handle everything. From small startups with simple needs to complex, large distribution centers, WarehouseOS is the tablet solution which enables manufacturers and distribution centers to be a step ahead of the competition.
Learn more at www.warehousemobilesolutions.com and follow on Twitter @WarehouseOS.
Company Name: Warehouse Mobile Solutions
Contact Person: Tim Hoj
Address:3960 S. 500 West
City: Salt Lake City
Country: United States