Technology makes it possible to move product as quickly and efficiently as possible throughout the supply chain. Distributors need a robust warehouse control system to manage the overwhelming amount of data that must be tracked. At any given time, they need to know when suppliers are shipping inventory, where the freight is located and the amount of SKUs on hand. With this information, distributors can improve resource planning, shorten delivery times and lower operating costs.
“With rising consumer expectations and changing economic conditions, distributors have learned to rely on their warehouse control system to make better decisions. Today it is nearly impossible to run an efficient operation without it. Data management has become more complex as companies expand into global markets,” states Rich Hite, President of QC Software, a leading provider of warehouse control software in North America for over sixteen years.
The warehouse control system accurately tracks each process to give the floor manager a complete view of the warehouse operation. By providing alerts for out of parameter conditions in real time, the system helps optimize the order fulfillment process and equipment performance. In addition, the system has the ability to provide metrics for planning, analysis and trends.
Greater visibility allows distributors to more effectively manage inventory and improve space utilization. With access to accurate inventory counts, managers can eliminate excess inventory, reduce out of stock conditions and improve customer satisfaction. The warehouse control system also analyzes inventory characteristics for optimum storage and access, thereby improving productivity.
Managers are using the data to effectively manage labor costs, generally a large expense for most companies. With advance notice of inbound shipments, they can schedule sufficient resources for the workload. Managers can also track productivity by task to improve future performance.
Successful distributors are leveraging their warehouse control system to continually improve and achieve operational excellence.
For over sixteen years, QC Software has delivered the results that help companies succeed. Their leading-edge software solutions provide the flexibility, visibility and control across warehouse operations that customers need to optimize resources and profitability. Through industry collaboration, customized training, and 24/7 support, QC Software ensures that each customer is fully leveraging their technology. In addition, QC Software helps customers develop a strategic focus to better manage new opportunities and future demands.
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