Managing Warehouses Like a Retailing Pro
When you think of warehouse management, do you think of inventory? Logistics? Merchandise? If not, you should. Your warehouse management system can make or break your retail chain’s operations. It could mean the difference between high profits and big losses.
The bottom line is efficiency. It’s not just about storing products. It’s about managing your inventory.
Here are some of the most important aspects of managing a retail warehouse efficiently:
- Layout management
- Bin assignments
- Product allocation
- Bulk ordering
- Pre-pack management
- Break-pack management
- Inventory tracking
- Receipt segregation
- Wholesale operations management
- Work task prioritizing
- Receipt appointments
- Productivity reporting
- Appointment scheduling
- Transfer processing
- Dock assignment management
These are just a few of the warehousing processes you need to stay on top of on a daily basis. ChainDrive makes each one possible and easy to manage.
How Warehouse Management Software Makes You More Efficient
The right warehouse management solution can streamline your operations and make it more efficient. Whether your retail operation is a small regional chain or a national/international brand, you need a way to manage your warehouse(s) efficiently, tracking the necessary metrics in real-time.
One area where ChainDrive is robust is in warehouse layout management. With ChainDrive’s tools, you can configure the most efficient layout for each one of your warehouses. Use a template or design each warehouse layout to meet the needs of that particular location.
Product ordering is more efficient and cost-effective, as well. Handle bulk orders seamlessly, and make your pre-packs and kits more cost effective for the operation. A good warehouse management system is flexible through and through.
You get two ways to manage bins. You can assign merchandise to bins or bins to merchandise. Create “pick from” bins and overstock locations easily.
Get Real-time Inventory Tracking
One of the best parts about ChainDrive’s Warehouse Management Solution is the ability to track inventory statuses in real-time. Know what you have on order that hasn’t arrived yet, what just came in, whether it’s been added to the inventory or not, shipped, on hold, packed, picked, or quarantined. Manage your entire inventory right down to the SKU level. If you need to move your inventory across docks, from warehouse to warehouse, or from warehouse to store, you can track it all the way through the supply chain.
ChainDrive allows you to operate more efficiently on every level, even if you manage multiple warehouses.