Increased speed and accuracy of fulfillment is a tangible benefit of a Sage Warehouse Management System (WMS) that allows for a near immediate return on your investment. Most businesses see cost-saving productivity increases right off the bat when automating their warehouse.
An Ounce of Prevention – 5 Ways a Warehouse Management System Can Help You Avoid Bad Business Outcomes
In ordinary times, we would share a look back at our year, complete with pictures of all the conferences we attended, our annual ScanFest Holiday Party, and other comings and goings. But of course, 2020 was anything but ordinary.
Here’s a look back at what DID happen at ScanForce last year.
If you have items in transit to you - perhaps items are stuck on the water - and you've taken ownership of the inventory for accounting purposes but don't want the items reflected in inventory as available for sales, use Container Receipt Management.
How it works:
In Sage, create a Receipt of Goods for the PO, and enter the Container Number.
If you've completely staged an order and all items and quantities have been picked, you may want to ship the entire order without scanning each individual line/item. Ship All and InstaShip are two similar features that let you do just that without the need to rescan the entire order at checking and packing.
Pick to Pallet offers a streamlined method to stage orders by pallet and then quickly, accurately, and efficiently ship the pallets.
Items are instantly validated against the Sage sales order data providing accuracy in item picking from the item itself to the quantity and lot/serial data, where applicable.
Many ScanForce users can see tremendous gains in efficiency by using Wave Picking, which allows you to group Sales Order together so you can pick more than one at a time. This can reduce unnecessary trips back and forth across the warehouse, leading to faster order fulfillment.
When you need to "stage" items for shipping, but aren't ready to ship and invoice them, Sales Order Picking is the answer.
Watch this first if you missed our previous featured video: ScanForce Directed Picking (~3 minutes)
How it works:
ScanForce customers with WMS Advanced or Premium can access a sales order from Sage in real time from a mobile device/scanner.
Are your orders being picked in the most efficient order, or do your warehouse team find themselves criss-crossing and doubling back as they follow the order of a packing slip? All those extra steps can add up over time.
ScanForce Directed Picking lets you increase productivity by providing the user with a "roadmap" for each order.
Inventory Transfers are simple and to the point. Move an item from A to B...easy! However, that often isn't the entire story. How does the warehouse team know which items to move? Who needs them? Did the correct items actually get moved? The right quantities? Enter the ScanForce enhancement for Transfer Request Management.
Tracking the same item with multiple units of measurement can be confusing, inaccurate and overall difficult to manage. ScanForce solves this problem with Alias Unit of Measure. Simply scan a barcode, and ScanForce knows the item, unit of measure and the multiplier.