How Many Warehouses Can You Manage?
An efficient retail management system should be able to help you manage any number of warehouses. Whether you are a small retail chain with only one warehouse or a large enterprise with thousands of warehouses around the globe, you should be able to move your product from your warehouses to your stores and between your warehouses as well as your stores as quickly and efficiently as possible. That’s what ChainDrive’s retail management solution does, and it does it so well that you can be 100% sure you know where your product is and its status at all times in real time.
The features of our warehouse management module include:
- Layout Management – One of the keys to efficient warehouse management is laying out each warehouse in such a way that your dock workers, supervisors, and order pullers can find the product you need when you need it. You can use cookie-cutter layout designs so that all of your warehouses look the same, or you can lay each warehouse out differently based on size and space dimensions or unique characteristics of each location.
- Handle bulk orders with ease – If you’re ordering for an entire chain, rarely will you order just one item (if ever). Rather, you’ll likely be ordering multiple products at the same time from the same vendor in bulk so that you can take advantage of quantity discounts and allocate your inventory to your stores in a way that makes sense for those stores and customer buying habits. Not only can you handle bulk orders intelligently, but you should also be able to process pre-packs and kits.
- Inventory tracking – You should never not know the status of your inventory. If product is in transit, you should know its exact location so that you can tell store managers and customers when to expect an item. If your product is in the dock awaiting reception, you should know that. Track your inventory down to the SKU in real time.
- Scheduling and Productivity – How are you warehouse workers managing their time? Are you being productive enough? Are you processing the right amount of shipments to remain profitable and competitive? Monitor your receipts and keep track of productivity.
There is so much more you can do with ChainDrive’s Warehouse Management component. Keep your warehouses on target with the right retail management solution.