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Mobile Automation for Inventory Outside the Walls of Your Warehouse

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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.  The right technology will make tracking all of your inventory, no matter where it is located, much easier and more efficient.

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.

The real time data collected by WoW Remote Inventory is integrated with Microsoft Dynamics GP so that you can track customer demand and marketplace changes along with inventory changes.  Tracking fluctuations in inventory usage and customer needs will make it easier to maintain the appropriate level of buffer inventory, as well as control minimum and maximum replenishment inventory.  You can also use the real time data generated by WoW Remote Inventory and Microsoft Dynamics GP to release invoices faster for customers that pay upon consuming inventory and for that used by field 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.  View a demonstration of WoW Remote Inventory to see how this technology can improve control over your inventory both inside and outside of your warehouse.  Or contact Appolis for more information about controlling inventory and other warehouse management solutions.

By Steve Dwyer of Appolis, Warehouse Management System (WMS) Provider

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