Cycle Counts

Warehouse management imageOne of the most important aspects of warehouse management is maintaining accurate inventory counts.  It sounds simple but with the multitude of potential errors that can take place in a shipping operation, keeping inventory counts correct is an ongoing battle.  One that must be fought proactively.  Continue reading

5 simple steps to choosing the right warehouse management software

WMS systemHas the time come for you to migrate over to a new warehouse management software?  If so, you have quite a task ahead of you.  One that requires significant resources.  A defined game plan will help you identify the correct system.  Once you have chosen a new system, it starts to get even more difficult with implementation looming.  Just another reason to do the hard work upfront and be sure that you have selected the right system for your company.  Continue reading

5 Steps to better Inventory Management

1. Don’t get bogged down with too much inventory
It is common to be afraid of running out of inventory. Completely depleting your stock can lead to loss of sales and customers. But overstocking can use up working capital and diminish profits. Storing excess inventory adds to the expense and can offset volume savings. Once you are in possession of the product, it is exposed to age, damage, expiration and shrinkage. The end result can be selling it off at doscounted rates or simply liquidating the goods. Continue reading