In a previous blog, we reviewed the Netsuite WMS wave release feature which offers a powerful tool for managing warehouse fulfillment activities. In this blog, we’ll further extend the concepts we’ve learned so far and step into wave automation.
One of the most important decisions a warehouse manager has to make is how to prioritize order fulfillment activities in the warehouse. There are many parameters that determine what orders get fulfilled first, and it is important to have a tool that is both flexible and robust enough to support the warehouse manager’s activities and make sure both fulfillment deadlines and customer satisfaction goals are met. In comes Netsuite WMS Wave Release to the rescue.
You might have seen a couple blog posts about Warehouse Management System (WMS). If you haven’t seen the posts already, please check out the blog posts: 4 Things to Consider Before You Invest in a Warehouse Management System (WMS) & Evolution of NetSuite & Warehouse Management. Also, you might have read my previous blogs about WMS, WAERlinx - Advanced Warehouse Management For NetSuite. I would like to introduce you another WMS, RF-Smart which is being used by many businesses and I want to share their capabilities to track outbound serialization for non-serial item types.
Measuring warehouse productivity is very important. It is a measurement of how well you manage this conflict, together with factors like on-time delivery and warehouse utilization. Here are the top warehouse metrics for measuring success:
As a retail startup, you are always pivoting to meet changes in the marketplace, and having siloed systems to run your business just is not cutting it anymore. You need a solution that is flexible and adaptable enough to whether any storm (or pandemic as it were) and scalable so that your growth is no longer a limiting factor. You also need something that is robust enough to grow with you so that you do not find yourself in the same situation 5-10 years down the road.
COVID-19 has impacted everyone in the United States personally, professionally, and/or financially. Startups, especially newer retailers, have been hit hard because they do not always have the cash flow, processes and systems in place to handle this drastic of a change.
You’ve invested in a fantastic ecommerce solution to be the online face of your company. You make it to look nice and provide your customers with the online shopping experience that they are looking for during the digital age. It also gives you the unique ability to reach your customers when your products are top of mind - when they are looking to make a purchase. And during the COVID-19 pandemic, or any similar crisis in the future, it’s the ONLY way for you to reach your customers.
When you originally implemented NetSuite, you chose the best addons, integrations, and customizations for your business needs at that time. But are you able to stay competitive with the solutions you chose years ago?
At Concentrus, we specialize in helping distributors with their own warehouse pick the best warehouse management system (WMS) to meet their business needs. As such, there are a few items that we recommend our clients consider to determine if they even need a WMS, and if so, what kind of features they should be looking for.