Complex outbound processes are a key issue in the warehousing industry and can be a problem for your business. In fact, according to a recent Zebra Technologies Vision Study, 49% of North American decision makers identified outbound packing, staging, and loading as a challenge. That’s why for your outbound operations, Trek Associates recommends replacing manual processes with real-time data to create a future-ready warehouse that enhances deliveries. Here are some weaknesses of utilizing manual outbound processes for your packing, staging, loading, and shipping:
● Slow turnaround because manual order verifications can prolong turnaround times, which leads to significant shipping delays and carrier detention charges.
● Unhappy customers because manually shipping labels, processing data, and paperwork can cause delays and errors.
● Wasteful packing due to incomplete order information that quickly leads to incomplete, inaccurate, and wrongful packing.
● Unreliability to complete late order changes because manual processes cannot accommodate last-minute order changes and emergency orders.
Consequently, processes such as RFID technologies and mobile data capture enables front-line workers with reliable item-tracking technologies to transform your operations into a future-ready warehouse. Trek Associates enhances outbound operations with Zebra’s solutions. Experience the benefits of real-time data for outbound operations with these 6 steps:
Final Electronic Verification - Ensure your business with greater order accuracy and faster printing of labels or paperwork with final verifications on items.
Real-time notification - Achieve simpler shipping processes by instantly notifying your packers if an item has arrived or is back-ordered. Pay the closest attention to detail.
Dimensional data access - Easily access an item’s dimensional data with mobile computers so your business can control your packing material costs by selecting the right cartons, containers, or pallets.
Scan items while loading - Your warehouse will decrease the rate of mis-ships when you can verify if the right carton is on the right truck. Create a precise warehouse.
Real-time visibility of staged goods - Reduce driver downtime for fast and accurate loading. Boost your warehouses productivity by having access 24/7 to your goods.
On-time and accurate orders - Maximize customer satisfaction, retain customers, and gain new ones when your warehouse performs the way it’s supposed to with real-time data and less manual errors.
Boost your outbound operations with Zebra’s RFID technologies and mobile data capture capabilities. Contact Trek Associates today for a free assessment on your current packing, staging, loading, and shipping solutions.