How a CMMS Can Benefit the Warehouse

Managing a warehouse is a delicate thing to do. There are so many jobs that rely on others, so many tasks that have to be accomplished in one area, and so many employees to manage. There are some tools that can assist in this line of business, and at the top of the list, is computer software. When you use maintenance management software, your warehouse can run so much more smoothly and efficiently. Here are some ways that a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) can benefit your warehouse.

Tracking Inventory
When you have a hard time finding inventory and keeping everything accounted for, a facility maintenance software system can help. Using this software allows you to enter in the inventory and alerts you when it is taken out. This helps reduce errors in inventory levels, such as telling customers that you are sold out of an item when you actually still have some inventory to sell. This is crucial when running a successful business.

Some software is especially helpful within the warehouse because of maps that depict where everything is kept. When gathering supplies to fulfill orders that are placed, it is much faster to locate the merchandise and then get it ready for shipping.

Servicing Machines
CMMS is especially well known for is the way it assists in keeping track of machinery, vehicles and repairs. When managing a fleet of vehicles, it can be difficult to keep track of preventative services such as oil changes and repairs. A CMMS allows you to not only keep track of what has happened with each vehicle and machine, but also reminds you when it’s time for more preventative maintenance. This way, work gets done and costly repairs down the road are avoided. This is true with all machines that need maintenance, such as copy machines, forklifts and vehicles.

One of the best things about using a CMMS is that it is in the cloud, allowing managers to access the site remotely at any time. If issues arise, they can then be handled quickly without having to be in the warehouse. In addition, a CMMS can run reports and send work orders straight to a mobile device, making communication faster and more effective, and ultimately, making the job easier.

By guest blogger Jared Thomas, the marketing director for MicroMain, which helps companies improve efficiency in production resulting in lower operating costs. Jared enjoys hiking and traveling and spending time with family.