The Right Combination of Hardware, Software & Support Services for Effective Warehouse Management
At RMS Omega, we understand the importance of warehouse management as an integral part of the supply chain. The right combination of software, hardware and support services will give you confidence that you are in control of your inventory from receiving to shipping. An effective Warehouse Management Solution (WMS) allows you to determine what information you want to capture from one end of the process to the other and how you use that data to manage the operation.
A large warehouse has many critical points where the process can slow down or even stop. There are even more opportunities for problems if you have a multi-site operation. An RMS Omega solution makes sure everything keeps moving.
RMS Omega has more than 17 years experience in helping businesses organize their warehouses. Our professionals can provide you with unbiased information about WMS software options for a complete technology solution. Support the software with top of the line hardware and you will have an excellent system that is:
- Cost effective
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End-to-end visibility is critical for successful warehouse management in today’s supply chain. Our team can review your entire warehouse operation to make sure the right data is captured and reported every step of the way. They will then be able to recommend the best software package for your needs.
Software features typically include:
- Scan or generate barcode labels upon receiving product
- Validate incoming inventory with original purchase orders
- Pallet ID, kitting and cubing
- Sequenced putaway
- Physical counts and cycle counts
- Track movement of inventory within warehouse, individual items and pallets
- Validate picking with original customer orders
- Wave and zone picking
- Cross docking
- Directed shipping
- Validate shipping content and address with original customer order
In order to maximize your WMS solution, you also want to consider the benefits of the system’s capacity for:
- Integration – WMS can be integrated into existing back office functions such as ERP, accounting, sales, invoicing, and shipping
- Scalability – plan now for the flexibility required for future expansion of product lines or warehouse sites
Whichever level of a WMS solution is best for your operations, you can have confidence it is the key to effective warehouse management by increasing productivity and saving money.
The software solution you install will only be as effective as the hardware used by your employees on the floor. The typical shopping list includes the following items.
If you are labeling at receiving, you will appreciate the efficiency of a fast, rugged mobile printer which:
- Reduces labeling time
- Increases accuracy
You want to ensure accurate tracking of the product whether it is going into storage or being cross docked for shipment elsewhere. A handheld scanner is the most efficient device for making sure there is accessible, real time information on the location of a single item or a pallet. Any time the product is moved around the warehouse, the information is scanned and updated in the system.There is a wide range of reliable mobile scanners from handheld or hands free to a scanner incorporated into a mobile computer. You can choose the scanning distance and light or sound alerts that work for your particular warehouse environment.
Mobile computers are the most efficient devices, often incorporating a scanner to use for tracking inventory. The computer also hosts the software that captures all the data and can produce customized reports to use for production control, allocating resources and performance management.
You can actually measure the results of using WMS technology for your inventory control:
- Increased accuracy in inventory count
- Increased productivity as employees can find items faster
- Increased accuracy in picking and packing orders
- Elimination of shipping errors
- Reduced capital and operating costs
Our Account Specialists can also discuss with you the more strategic benefits of a WMS solution. For example, management will have accurate, real time, integrated data to make decisions about:
- Optimized storage configurations
- More efficient allocation of resources
- Budgets, both capital and operating
- Performance management
- Expansion plans
Our specialists can work with you to make sure the WMS reports are customized to retrieve whatever information you need to run your particular warehouse operation as efficiently and cost effectively as possible.
Most WMS solutions can be installed either on your own servers or as a web-based, Software as a Service (SaaS) solution. Although there are definite advantages to SaaS, especially if you operate in more than one location and need information flow for workers in the field, a locally installed system running on an MS Windows platform is more than adequate for some businesses. We can work with you to determine which system is the ideal solution for your unique needs.