Today’s guest post discusses the benefits of a Barcode system for warehouse management and inventory control. Specifically, Ginger Ebinger shares with us the importance of keeping the fidelity of data through the effective use of barcode solutions.
But, no matter how great your barcode solutions are, you must have these items in place for your warehouse strategy to work:
There are at least 3 critical items that allow you to reduce costs and increase service level in warehousing:
- Tight and Necessary Warehousing Processes
- What Warehouse Metrics do you have in place to help you determine if your processes are going well or not.
- You warehouse location is optimal in the first place to meet service level commitments.
- These together will help you reduce costs in your warehouse.
To many, this might seem common sense, but we all know that common sense is not common practice.
Enjoy the post and learn more about Ginger after the article.
Let’s face it. We live in a technology driven world that demands speed in every realm of life.
As consumers, we expect companies to deliver orders and provide customer service as quickly as possible. In our businesses, we require instant retrieval of current information to run a successful company.
Think about it—if you offer the same products at the same price as your competitors—yet it takes you longer to deliver the goods—chances are that customers may opt to shop next door. Then you lose both the sale and the customer, which isn’t the desired result.
Barcode Solutions: Big Benefits For All
By design, barcode solutions—which are a type of automatic identification and data collection system—help companies compete in today’s competitive landscape. With affordable hardware and specialized software for expediting everyday tasks, such as managing inventory and tracking assets, you can not only deliver orders faster and improve customer service, you will:
- Optimize inventory levels
One of the biggest drains on cash flow is excess, slow-moving, and/or obsolete inventory. Barcode inventory tracking allows you to manage and optimize your inventory so your business is back in control.
- Respond quickly with real-time data
Businesses looking for a competitive advantage must have instant access to information. With barcode systems, companies can analyze data in real time so they can quickly respond to industry changes and customers’ behaviors.
- Reduce errors
Data entry errors and slow or inaccurate updates create problems that can negatively impact a company’s entire operations. Automated systems dramatically reduce the potential for error.
- Control expenses
In today’s economy, controlling operating expenses is vital to business’ bottom line. Barcode solutions promote efficiency, which helps organizations reduce or reallocate personnel expenses while increasing productivity.
- Increase customer satisfaction
We all want to attract and retain customers. Yet doing so can be difficult. For businesses to succeed, they must meet—or exceed—customers’ expectations. Did you know barcode solutions can improve retention? For example, they can ensure deliveries are fast and accurate, which leads to lasting loyalty.
The Price of Success is a No Brainer
For companies of any size and industry, the relatively low price of barcode scanners, printers, mobile computers, and labels makes the decision to invest in a barcode solution a no-brainer. Having organized, accurate data directly impacts an organization’s overall health.
Luckily for business owners, the cost of this success is priceless!
About Ginger Ebinger
Ginger Ebinger is the Marketing Manager for SystemID Warehouse, the nation’s leading value-added reseller of AIDC products and solutions for small-to-medium-sized businesses. An evangelist for all things barcodes, Ms. Ebinger routinely shares helpful information that keeps companies competitive.