There is a considerable amount of resources available online to help you get started with a new warehouse. The real challenge, however, is keeping it running at profit for a good amount of time. The three tips below might help you make the best decisions when it comes to your warehouse.
Go for a Web Based EDI
There is no shortage of EDI systems out there. They come with different features and, naturally, different pricing. This means that it is very easy to get lost in all the numbers. Always favour a web based EDI system. A web based EDI system means that you will be able to access your warehouse information from anywhere provided you have an Internet connection. This might be crucial, especially if you travel a lot.
Get an ASN Software
An ASN software will make the transfer of goods a breeze. ASN softwares have support for all industry standards. They have the capacity to print shipping reports and labels that are fully compatible with the market. On top of making your business more efficient, a lot of ASN softwares come with the ability to print out metrics and other useful statistics. This is great for strategic planning and forecasting.
Pay Special Attention to Vendor Compliance
Good vendor compliance leads to a good partnership. Even if it takes time to be compliant to the customer, it’s always a good idea to go the extra mile. Your customer may be interacting with multiple warehouses, and good vendor compliance is often a decision factor for major customers.