CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
September 16, 2019
Press releases are provided by companies as is and have not been edited or checked for accuracy. Any queries should be directed to the company issuing the release.
September 5, 2019

5 Benefits of Mobile Inventory Management

Mobile is going to stay in one or other form factors. By implementing mobility in warehouses, Companies can achieve a competitive advantage & improve the bottom line of businesses.

Five decades ago, the concept of using mobile apps to encourage business operations could have seemed absurd. While mobile technology was clearly a staple in the life span of their everyday consumer, companies had not begun to embrace the tech into any office for business functions. In actuality, five years ago, businesses were attempting to determine how to limit mobile device usage during the work day. Fast forward five years, and the company landscape appears different. Mobile technology is now a staple in the workplace, and CFOs and CEOs are encouraging staff to make use of mobile phones to reach work both indoors and out of the office. Warehouse managers are using mobile programs to connect with their own ERP and WMS systems, track inventory and produce the reports that they should track warehouse productivity. To say that mobile technology has altered the way in which companies work is an understatement; it's transformed it.

It has created a brand new arena of scope and progress in each and every business. Benefits of Mobile Inventory Management are

Accuracy

Inventory personnel can have a check over transactions and other business tasks without any glitches. Mobile apps can scan the barcodes & QR codes and assures data precision. You can enter the precise figures and finally can have the accurate access to inventory. For everything, you're going to be just a click away.

Avoid Double Entries

With the lack of mobility in Warehouses, Inventory personnel typically require Paper & Pencil to note down the details & then upload the same into systems.

Real time information

Mobile Apps sync with ERP in real time and allows access to real time accurate information. This allows managers to have real time access to real time insights that are not otherwise possible.

Work Smoothness

Mobile apps offer smoothness by offering the warehouse personnel with the specific use cases he or she needed. This allows the user to have only those features that he or she requires at the same time, creating a smoother experience for users. Besides, developing mobile apps according to use cases reduces the burden on the processor and allows the user to install only the necessary ones.

Software vendors such as algarytm offer mobile solutions for specific uses that can improve employee productivity & smoothens the inventory workflows.

Speed

As the mobile device is always handy, user can easily access the ERP systems and perform transactions on the go with out causing any delays. This feature is especially useful for managers & decision makers who are busy & do not have access to ERP all the time. With mobile app notifications & badges, you don't miss anything important.

Offline Access

Inventory personnel do not have access to internet all the time. With offline storage options, mobile apps allows user to store the performed transactions & sync it with ERP once connected to internet. This feature is also useful when the server is slow & is interrupting users from performing other transactions. Even a two second delay in server response per transaction effects the company's bottom line. With offline mobility, user can save the data locally, perform other transactions & sync the data with ERP later.

See: Importance of Offline Mobility in Enterprise Workspace.

Conclusion:

Mobile is going to stay in one or other form factors. By implementing mobility in warehouses, Companies can achieve a competitive advantage & improve the bottom line of businesses.

More information: https://www.propelapps.com/benefits-mobile-inventory-management/

Submit your supply chain-related company news for publication in Supply Chain Quarterly's Industry Press Room section