No more printing paper. No more duplicate data entry. No more transposition errors. No more freezing inventory. No more counts on nights and weekends. OK – I get it, it sounds great, but can
A word of caution: you really need to know your workflows of today, and with the help of supply chain experts gain insights into the optimal way to map your process for your future of mobile traceability. Experts will infuse advances in mobile technology with your industry-specific best practices and the recommended best approach to achieve your optimized process. The range of options from one industry to another, from manufacturing to distribution, from market position to market potential … can vary greatly in terms of what ultimately will drive the most efficiency for you.
Speed vs accuracy within your operational workflow is a common analysis. Implementing barcode mobile automation can actually add more labor if you are not careful. Each scan is essentially a “touch” of your inventory. Many touches can drive a lot of accuracy, but can also lead to confusion. Receive it, and then put it away. Transfer it to manufacturing, and then Pick it to the work cell. Replenish from overstock to primary pick location. Pick the finished good (scan the bin, scan each item, scan your pick bin, move to the next item), and then do a second quality check before you Stage the order and then Move it to the truck. How many “touches” (scans) was that?
Quite a few … So how do we drive ROI? At Appolis, we offer our
Taking advantage of WithoutWire intuitive intelligence drives not only scanning, but also labeling efficiency. Understanding your workflow can help you determine when a case or an each may need to be barcode labeled, or perhaps just labeling the pallet is enough to provide you the accuracy and process discipline that you need. Less labels saves time and money, reduces training and is Scalable to further drive your ROI.
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