According to Tim Hoj, CEO of Warehouse Mobile Solutions, makers of WarehouseOS, the single most important change in warehouses over the past two years are tablets.
“Some RFID (radio-frequency identification) guns are becoming less expensive and less bulky as vendors try and compete with the tablet mobile solutions market. Too little, too late. Standalone or networked PCs are gone, nowhere to be found in distribution center. IT functions in warehouses have been relegated to third party vendors to save money and utilize current, fast-changing, best-practice technology. Tablets are running warehouse operations—receiving inventory, recording shipments, tracking stock movement, and material flow,” explained Hoj.
During the put away process, tablets effectively ensure the product bar codes are scanned and show the item code, description, and storage location for each item in a software-determined sequence that will minimize travel time during the put away process. Tablets ensure products are placed on the correct shelf, slot, bin, or rack position. Better than RF guns, tablets accurately report the quantity and location each item being stored in the warehouse.
The benefits of tablet scanning for 3PL (third party logistics) applications improve accuracy and efficiency. With real-time inventory visibility, labors costs are reduced. Reduction in paperwork reduces the amount of information needed to be keyed manually from paper documents by warehouse labor and/or administrative support staff. Elimination of re-keying data minimizes introduction of error and attributes much of the increased productivity and reduced labor expense.
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WarehouseOS, a new tablet-based Warehouse Operations System brings warehouses into the future today. Warehouse management systems have been around for a long time with too many companies still using the RF gun to conduct inventory management, scan in new items, and pick orders. The RF gun solutions typically cost double what modern solutions offer. WarehouseOS and associated apps have been developed to make everything about the warehouse easier and better. Apps allow small or large companies to receive products, manage inventory, perform cycle counting, conduct single picks or do batch picking, verify items picked and pack them into boxes.
A team of experts in material handling equipment and solutions developed WarehouseOS to maximize the throughput of warehousing and distributing facilities. From small eCommerce, to high volume SKU facilities, from omni-channel companies to FMCG (fast moving consumer goods), WarehouseOS is equipped to handle everything. From small startups with simple needs to complex, large distribution centers, WarehouseOS is the tablet solution which enables manufacturers and distribution centers to be a step ahead of the competition.
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Company Name: Warehouse Mobile Solutions
Contact Person: Tim Hoj
Address:3960 S. 500 West
City: Salt Lake City
Country: United States