Avoiding mispicks is critical if outsourcing order fulfillment, according to Tim Hoj with WarehouseOS. Hoj noted that, “Businesses large and small are outsourcing their order fulfillment requirements and successful outsourcing can actually play a very significant role in helping keep tabs on operational costs. It is crucial to choose a drop shipping wholesaler with care. Dealing with unprofessional companies can have a negative impact on relationships with customers, especially avoiding product mispicks.”
Mispicks are extremely costly. Even when one incorrect SKU is shipped in the B-to-C (Business to Consumer) e-commerce space, the corrective action often involves reshipping using costly overnight delivery services, like FEDEX, to keep the customer happy.
If outsourcing to external warehousing, Hoj recommends checking the provider’s warehousing capabilities. If the company does not have enough square-footage, it simply means that they will not be able to meet inventory needs. If looking to expand business, ask the company about future growth in terms of space availability and the timelines for the same. Understand what ordering methods the company processes. Check on the start to finish order delivery process. A well-established company will have a documented process. Check how the company handles outages and recognize that location is all-important. The company chosen must be able to deliver products to customers with accuracy and alacrity.
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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.
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Company Name: Warehouse Mobile Solutions
Contact Person: Tim Hoj
Address:3960 S. 500 West
City: Salt Lake City
Country: United States