5 Warehousing Issues You Need To Avoid
The development of digital technology has given some ease to various aspects of life. Ranging from lifestyle, needs, even business, people now can feel the benefits of them digitally. Not only that, the digital era also created efforts that can bring innovation in various industries. One of them is by utilizing cloud computing.
Today, cloud utilization has evolved from a simple usage concept to become a technology solution in various industries. This can happen because of the flexibility, scalability and accessibility of it that give ease for an enterprise. That’s why it is not a surprise if cloud now has become a business strategy for many enterprises. Especially for enterprises that depend on their business in the warehousing field.
With a cloud-based Warehouse Management System (WMS), enterprise can avoid various warehousing issues. This was also stated by Antony Wijaya, as a Business Development at Largo, when he was a speaker at the online workshop “Zettagrid e-Techday vol. 04: Run a Cloud-based Warehouse Management System Like a Pro” on October 20, 2020. Antony explained that there are at least 5 warehousing issues that can be prevented when using a cloud-based WMS. There are:
- False Distribution
When storing one type of item in large quantities at a warehouse, many enterprises certainly don’t know which item is the new one or the expired one. This will become a problem if the goods with a near expiration date are left for a long time in the warehouse. Meanwhile, goods with a long expiration time are taken out first.
That’s why, a cloud-based WMS is needed to avoid these warehousing issues. So, the goods that need to be distributed will not affect business continuity.
- The number of goods available cannot be expected
Sometimes, enterprises don’t know the exact amount of goods that are available in the warehouse. Although it is natural, this kind of warehousing management will be a problem if it continues. Not only that, it will also affect sales for not gaining the best results for the company. Therefore, enterprises can use a cloud-based WMS to find out the quantity of goods, so enterprises will prevent these warehousing issues and still be able to reach sales targets exactly.
- Items are lost and found
When storing large quantities of goods in the warehouse, usually enterprises will experience sudden loss of goods. It should be noted that the loss of an item that occurs is not caused by theft, considering that the item can be found again in an unexpected time. This is a common problem when enterprise doesn’t use cloud-based WMS. So it is not surprising that warehousing management is not neatly organized and structured.
- Calculate the availability of goods manually
Today, many enterprises still use the stock opname method for counting goods. Stock opname is a form of activity to calculate the stock of goods in the warehouse before they are sold. This activity is generally wasting time, because you will manually check and calculate the items in the warehouse.
However, with a cloud-based WMS, enterprises no longer need to do that. Only by scanning a barcode , the counting process can be done quickly and efficiently. Beside that, errors in administrative and counting goods can be minimized.
When enterprises manage a warehouse manually, the workforce that needs to monitor goods distribution activities definitely not a few. This will be very inefficient for the company. Thus, a cloud-based WMS is needed in this case in order to save existing resources and minimize manual warehouse operations.
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