How to Stay Ahead of the Curve with Your Warehouse’s Inventory Management System

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how-to-stay-ahead-of-the-curve-with-your-warehouse’s-inventory-management-system-thumbManaging a warehouse is a complicated job. You must be excellent at communication, numeracy, organization, logistics, and attention to detail. Inventory management is one of the biggest parts of the job, and your warehouse’s inventory management system can help you stay ahead of the curve. Liberty Staffing helps Southern Ontario’s warehouses stay fully staffed with a great team of people. If you need to recruit new employees for your warehouse, be sure to reach out to us today!

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Here are the ways that you can stay ahead of the curve by using your warehouse’s inventory management system. 

Increase Your Warehouse’s Productivity

Increased productivity is the dream of every warehouse manager in Canada. One of the best ways to get more work accomplished in less time is to use a strong inventory management software system. 

Inventory management software reduces the time it takes to move product through the warehouse. Processing, auditing, and tracking your inventory through a single interface means you can get everything done with fewer errors and more consistency.

Streamline Inventory Processes

Inventory management software streamlines product processing by tracking everything to give you a bird’s eye view of what is currently working well, and what needs to change. 

When you can see how inventory is moving through your warehouse and where or how it is getting delayed, you can streamline your processes to improve the logistics. 

Inventory management software keeps track of all of your current inventory so that you can make informed decisions in real time. It also helps to reduce or even eliminate periods of over or understocking. 

Avoid Deadstock 

Deadstock is a headache for everyone in the warehouse, but sometimes, it can be difficult to identify and resolve deadstock issues. 

Use your inventory management system to know what products will soon be out of date, past their seasonal relevance, or unsellable for any other reason. This will help you reduce waste and inventory loss. 

Increase Automation

Automating certain tasks will increase accuracy by eliminating costly human-made mistakes. Automation doesn’t have to replace people, either. Instead, inventory management software helps employees by checking their work, preventing errors, and helping them do their job faster and with less stress. 

Give Your Customers More Information

Today’s customers want up-to-the-minute information about their orders. No matter how large or small that order is, your customers want to know, Where is my stuff and when is it getting to me? 

Inventory software helps you answer that question (and many more questions) from customers! 

Your customer service will also improve because you will be able to make more accurate projections about how to prioritize your products. 

Increase Revenue

This is the one that is probably going to get people the most excited: increasing revenue. 

When you are able to streamline your processes, avoid overstock and understock, recognize flaws in your current processes, automate your inventory tasks, and eliminate costly mistakes, all of this combines into a better financial reality for you and your business. 

Using Inventory Management Software as Part of a Bigger Strategy

Inventory management software is just one resource in the warehouse manager’s toolbelt. 

Together with other new technologies (check out our blog post about some of those technologies here), an innovative approach to staffing, and good leadership, you have the opportunity to run a profitable warehousing operation. 

Don’t let understaffing cause problems in your warehouse. 

If you’re currently struggling with understaffing–or if you’re worried that it could become a problem in the future–reach out to us here at Liberty Staffing. 

We are a staffing agency that supplies Southern Ontario’s employers with exceptional new team members. That can include permanent, temporary, part time, and full time employees. If you need new people in your warehouse, whether that’s on the floor or in the office, we can help! 

Check out our Client FAQ page for more information about how we help the warehouses in Southern Ontario thrive by providing them with a great workforce. 

Then, give us a call or send us a message online so that we can help you resolve your warehouse’s staffing concerns.

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Lisa Hutchinson

I started with Liberty Staffing in 2004 as the Regional Business Manager of the London office. I have over 20 years of experience in the customer service and retail sectors, as well as leadership experience including Store Management, People Development and Recruiting. In 2016, our London location moved to a larger office in order to accommodate growth of our business, which included adding a Clerical Division.

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