Fortunately, I have an answer.
While I may not have Shakespeare’s acuity for prose, I do trump him when it comes to knowledge on how RF can significantly simplify all of the tasks involved in receiving, locating, picking and cycle-counting in your warehouse.
On several occasions each month, I am asked by a customer whether I’d recommend doing RF receiving separately from other parts of the process, or if it makes more sense to do the receiving / picking / cycle-counting all in one fell swoop. (You like all my Shakespearean references, don’t you?)
Let’s take a deeper dive into the two schools of thought on this topic:
I am typically in the camp that suggests doing it all at one time, and here are the five key reasons why:
This is absolutely one of those instances in which putting in the work ahead of time pays huge dividends in the future. For more than 15 years, I have been encouraging customers and colleagues to go through their entire warehouse to ensure everything scans. It can take months, and believe me, I know how interminable that may seem when you’re trying to complete inventory, but the wait is well worth the reward. Eclipse RF depends on whether or not your barcodes are working. If they aren’t, you’re doing at least twice as much work on the back-end, and often more. And it’s important not to skimp on the training component of this process, as having a well-informed workforce who understands their part in the process makes a world of difference, and they feel their loads lighten as well!
So, if you’ve been holding out, what are you waiting for? I encourage you to tear off the band-aid and see how much easier life can be on the flipside. If this task feels overwhelming, reach out to see how Zerion can help facilitate it alongside your team. If you need assistance selecting the right RF system for your warehouse, or would like to discuss training, don’t hesitate to reach out. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 321-229-1089.
Tony King is the owner of Zerion Group whose roles include sales, consulting and management of a team of 12 consultants who work directly with customers to help them achieve their business goals.