Supply Chain Services White Papers
Preventing downtime in the warehouse is a constant battle. Critical elements for warehouse processes are scanners and rugged mobile computers that capture data quickly and accurately for order picking, put-away, replenishment, shipping, receiving, and other processes.
When data capture devices are not running at optimal performance Managed Mobile Services provides automation and outsourcing of the management responsibilities of mobility and makes support available to minimize downtime.
Numerous data collection technologies have been competing to be the preferred data collection technology for improving productivity and data accuracy.
The real question is how to get more from the combination of multiple data collection and barcoding technologies. These are referred to as multi-modal solutions where barcoding, mobile computing, voice, light, and other technologies are combined in such a way that more can be achieved together than separately.
Supply chain visibility is the Holy Grail for warehouses and distribution centers where the fast and efficient movement of goods is the solution to satisfying customer demand.
This is especially true for the 68% of companies which are not satisfied with material movement efficiency from source to destination. These companies are seeking new ways to get the right goods to the right place at the right time. They are finding that change, complexity, compliance, competition, and connectivity are leading to further confusion.
How will the industry manage a 54% increase in the number of SKUs?
Warehouse strategies are turning to multimodal data collection technologies. Projected growth of 113% to 142% for multimodal data collection -- barcoding, mobile devices, RFID, voice, pick-to-light -- will enhance workflows and position the facility to be more flexible and productive
Companies are continually finding new ways to get the right goods to the right customers at the right time, and have developed many metrics to measure their performance in these areas. They strive to break the 98% barrier by improving on-time delivery, complete and accurate fulfillment, damage free shipments, with correct documentation, pricing and invoicing. This complimentary white paper explains how each aspect of perfect order performance can be improved through enhancements to data capture processes and technologies.
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