Managing inventory inside of the warehouse can be a real challenge. Managing inventory in the various places outside of the warehouse can be an even greater challenge that ultimately has a huge impact on your bottom line. Inventory that moves around outside the warehouse, such as that with field teams or at customer locations, is simply out of sight and difficult to keep a count of.
Many distributors rely on an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solution, such as Microsoft Dynamics® GP, to manage financials, manufacturing, supply chain, project and services management, human resources and payroll, and much more. Distributors with multiple locations, field service teams, or with inventory at customer locations can use mobile technology, in addition to their ERP, to keep a more accurate, real-time count of this remote inventory. We here at Appolis offer WithoutWire™ (WoW) Remote Inventory, a Warehouse Management Solution that manages on-site and off-site inventory. This technology will enable you to use your existing infrastructure, including Smartphones and Wi-Fi to track inventory inside and outside the warehouse, as it is consumed by customers, or as jobs are completed by Field Service teams.
Tracking inventory on-site, at multiple locations off-site, and with field teams and customers is one of the biggest challenges that distributors face and that can greatly impact cash flow and profitability. Today’s technology can make managing inventory levels easier and more accurate.
By Steve Dwyer of Appolis,