In the past, managing your warehouse could be seen as a difficult and tedious task. Yet with advancements in technology and Warehouse Management Software (WMS), it’s becoming increasingly easier to operate a mobile warehouse.
As the digital world continues to progress, warehouse management workers will see a whole new era that they could have only dreamed of in the past! Due to warehouse staff being constantly on the move, it makes sense for crucial data to move with them.
As such, Mobile WMS is a necessity. In addition to integrating with ERP business applications such as Microsoft Dynamics NAV, we could reel off countless reasons why Mobile WMS is a worthwhile investment, but as champions of efficiency, we’ve narrowed it down to just 6 ways in which Mobile WMS can bring your warehouse into the future.
1. Offline functionality
Mobile WMS liberates the user from desktop warehouse administration. Operating via Wi-Fi hand held scanners warehouse workers can record and update the system directly from the warehouse aisles. With additional offline functionality, core work processes can still be performed without a network connection and data can be stored on the scanners to update the main system when back online.
The intention of a Mobile WMS is to minimise ‘clicks’ and reduce the need for complicated processes and information. Users will spend minimal time on training and can quickly master the mobile devices.
3. Reduce errors and paperwork
Having piles of paperwork is finally a thing of the past. Not only does the automated mobile solution help to reduce errors, with online data storage, it reduces the painstaking task of rifling through multiple files and paperwork to track historic orders! Plus, item registrations are validated using the built-in barcode scanner to further reduce mistakes.
4. Increased efficiency and reduce costs
Mobile WMS equips your warehouse employees with the tools they need to make their day-to-day tasks easier, thus improving your business’ overall efficiency. From box picking to increasing order-picking performance, Mobile WMS improves efficiency. And, increased performance of warehouse employees frees up some of your workforce to focus on other important tasks which helps to reduce costs.
5. Inventory accuracy
Rather than trudging up on down countless aisles, with Mobile WMS employees can simply look up an item’s barcode to find its location and the quantity of stock. This real-time view of warehouse inventory provides endless benefits. Plus, warehouse employees can adjust the figures if necessary without returning to a desktop location. There’s also the functionality for workers to remove items from the inventory and provide a reason code (expired, missing etc.).
6. Improve customer satisfaction
No matter how far we move into the future, there’s one thing that will never change, and that is the importance of customer satisfaction. A fully automated mobile system puts customer satisfaction of the heart of what it does by significantly reducing number of errors made. This leads to a faster, more accurate experience for your customers, which means they’re more likely to return to you. We call that a win-win situation!
Integrating Mobile WMS into your ERP system
Synergy Technology is a highly skilled accredited partner of Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Through this strategic partnership we have been working with Microsoft to make Dynamics NAV a business solution that delivers comprehensive, yet simple to use, business management functionality for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs).
For a complete Mobile Warehouse solution we provide Tasklet Factory which integrates with Microsoft Dynamics NAV. For more than 10 years, Tasklet have been involved in the development of mobile applications that can integrate with Microsoft Dynamics NAV.
If you want to bring your warehouse into the future and learn more about Mobile WMS, get in touch with our team today.