A Warehouse Management System (WMS) offers a paperless, nearly error free way to keep track of items in your warehouse. Specifically, the practice of lot tracking can be improved exponentially with a WMS. Lots are of product that share the same manufacturing or run date. Relying on a manual lot tracking process leaves room for mistakes and loss of data, while using a WMS ensures accuracy and proper data storage. Take a look at the comparison of what happens if a product has to be recalled, with and without a WMS.
Flash 8 is the newest version of the already proven eCommerce solution from DPS, Inc., which allows full real-time integration to ERP systems. When today’s landscape for customer ordering has many channels such as storefront, phone, fax, and most recently eCommerce, it’s easy to see that if you are not present in all these channels your customers can lose out on the convenience of ordering whenever and wherever, while you lose out on revenue.
DPS Inc. has been developing business software for the device, with plans to take a prototype to trade shows this fall. The tech company specializes in logistics — think inventory tracking for warehouses — so the finished product likely won’t appeal to the average Glass adopter. But even as it is tailored toward a narrow customer base, the software offers a look at what will be possible in the next generation of mobile technology.
DPS is pleased to announce the Google App Development Glass Team (GADGTTM). Google Glass is a wearable computer with an optical head mounted display (OHMD). Google developed it with the mission of producing a mass-market ubiquitous computer. Google Glass displays information in a smartphone like hands-free format. Wearers communicate with the Internet via natural language voice commands.
Inventory accuracy is paramount to an efficient warehouse. Unfortunately, many wholesale distributors fall short of their competition due to disorganized inventory or inaccurate information. Inventory accuracy impacts other key performance indicators, such as: units picked and shipped per hour, order cycle time, on-time shipments, and warehouse capacity used.
Mike Estes, our Hardware Specialist here at DPS, is excited to announce that we now offer Cold Storage Solutions for our customers. These Cold Storage Solutions provide a level of efficiency that stands above standard units. Mike sat down and answered some questions about Cold Storage Solutions, to give us an idea of what makes them different and desirable.
A warehouse is a place where goods are stored to be used in the future, even when there is a low supply of business goods in the manufacturing market. A number of skilled, educated and professional workers are assigned by the companies for proper administration of the business goods stored in the warehouse. There can be any number of warehouses but each warehouse should be unique and designed properly so that you can store perishable as well as non-perishable goods.
As an SMB, you are always busy, your task list is continuously increasing, you wear countless titles during your day, and you and your staff undoubtedly work tougher and longer days than your bigger competitors, yet you still don’t have enough hours in the day. Although you are being active, is your day consumed with the correct things?
The Wholesale distribution industry is like any other: it faces operational hurdles. Have you faced challenges such as providing an electronic catalog? These electronic catalogs need to be easy to access for the end-user, whoever they are. They need to include such operations as filtering products, offering shipping and tracking options, all while supplying an efficient and streamlined fulfillment process while being cost efficient. Now is the time for an eCommerce solution to address these hurdles as they become more visible and less likely to be avoided.
What is it costing you to do nothing? While your homegrown ERP might work, it leaves you open to a number of risks and challenges. Ask yourself: How would it benefit me the long run to upgrade my ERP system? What if my IT director leaves the company or the programmer who wrote the application retires? The answers to these questions may not be very pleasant.