Order Fulfillment: A System or a Tool?
The engineers have taken over. In order fulfillment, the current focus is on systems, usually invoked as acronyms. Here are just a few:
- WMS (Warehouse Management System)
- SCM (Supply Chain Management System)
- SCV (Supply Chain Visibility System)
- LSP (Logistics Service Provider)
- 3PL (Third-Party Logistics Provider)
Nothing against engineers—I am one of them. And like my brethren, I too believe that order picking, packaging and shipping accuracy are essential to supply chain integrity and the health of trading partner relationships.
But what if you don’t really need a system? What if all you really need is a simple tool, perhaps because you ship from the backroom on your retail space. Or maybe you do have a huge warehouse but an order verification function is too complicated or expensive. Maybe you just want a simple tool. We have an app for that!
Barcode Match™ might be just what you are looking for. It comes in a variety of forms and plays nice with your existing workflow. It installs on a sled device, a handheld portable data terminal, a hands-free glove-mounted scanner or any Bluetooth™ scanner. It is compatible with a growing number of brand name PDT’s such as Cognex™ and Honeywell™.
In its most basic form, Barcode Match™ is an Android application. A 15-day trial (full) version is available here.
It is a powerful, intuitive app with four modes of operation.
Learn more by viewing the video here.
The fastest and most direct way to grow your business may be to solidify the relationships you have with existing customers. Do not let shipping mistakes be the only occasion on which they really notice you. Be the solid, reliable vendor they want and need.
Eliminating shipping mistakes is a lot easier, less expensive and quite possibly more important than you think.
John helps companies resolve current barcode problems and avoid future barcode problems to stabilize and secure their supply chain and strengthen their trading partner relationships.