Smart Warehouses & Inventory Management

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Technology has changed the face of everything we do. This includes inventory management, and what would normally take someone hours to complete can now be done with the simple click of a button – or the scan of a code.

Here’s what Smart Warehouses mean for inventory management

Old Methods

If you had to go through the inventory of a fully-stocked warehouse, how long would it take you? If you were going through it manually item-by-item, then it could take you days to weeks.

If you added a bar-code to the mix, it would centralize all of it to a system you could browse through at your leisure. However, you would still have to scan in every single item yourself. In modern times where you can get an android in your kitchen to make you coffee, why are we still doing things the old way?

Problems with Old Methods

Old methods didn’t just take up a lot of your time, they also happen to be ineffective. Just some of the problems that can arise with old, traditional forms of warehouse management including

  • items that are labelled or entered wrong
  • some that are missing

Sometimes, the system can even malfunction and misappropriate one item to another. In the scale of a large warehouse, this is a huge problem!

Smart Warehouses

Smart Warehouses instead make use of a completely electronic system, and RFID tags for the items instead. This means that the process becomes largely automated, and for the most part absolutely flawless.

RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification Device, and they have their uses in several industries including:

  • medical
  • pet care, where they are used for the identification of pets
  • 3PL Warehouses
  • inventory management

It’s as simple as a scan – and the owner doesn’t have to think twice.

Christopher Morgan Fulfillment

Christopher Morgan Fulfillment has access to more than 600,000 square feet of professionally managed, secure, dry storage space, warehousing & distribution in Milwaukee and in all regions of the United States.

Our facilities are located in:

  • New Berlin, Wisconsin
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Los Angeles, California
  • East Brunswick, New Jersey

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