Top 4 Areas to Leverage Digital Technologies in Fulfillment Operations
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the boundary between online and offline commerce is blurring. As order volume grows and the need for fast delivery times increases, consider how you can optimize your fulfillment operations with mobile and digital technologies that support increased visibility and efficiency.
55% of organizations are losing an opportunity for real-time visibility by using outdated, paper-based systems. How do you manage receiving, sorting and put-away processes? Digitization at this step with barcode and radio-frequency identification (RFID) can increase visibility, and consequently, productivity.
2) Inventory Management
91% of retailers, manufacturers and third-party logistics providers plan to invest in RFID-based inventory management systems by 2028. Doing so will help them increase inventory accuracy up to 99%, boost employee productivity, and benefit customer satisfaction.
3) Order Picking
At the order picking stage, digitizing processes can maximize productivity by equipping workers to fulfill orders rapidly and accurately. There is a 49% expected increase in the adoption of mobile computers by 2028. A combination of hands-free scanning and mobile computing with voice-directed picking is shown to increase order picking accuracy by up to 99.8%.
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Outbound logistics are another area that can significantly benefit from digital technologies. For example, barcode labeling for order verification can aid workers in keeping track of items as they are moved along the supply chain. 98% of transportation and logistics providers will invest in tools for electronic interface with shippers by 2028.
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How Barcoding Can Help
Looking to improve processes? Implementing the right mobile technologies can help. From mobile handheld scanners to industrial printers and beyond, Barcoding, Inc. can help create a custom solution, tailored to your specific needs, that leverages the power of mobile technology to improve your workflow and strengthen your supply chain. Best of all, we offer financing solutions to help you maximize capital. Get started by checking out our solution builder, or simply contact us—we’re here to help!
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