How Mobile Data Collection in the Warehouse Creates Real-Time Information

In the past, desktop business software required keeping paper records and then manually entering that information back into the system at a later time. With the advent of mobile devices and WiFi, we have been able to push those transactions out onto the floor where they really happen. By doing this, we can eliminate a lot of the day-to-day work that had to be done after the fact and keep information updated in real-time.

First Touch Point

With mobile data collection, inventory information and movement is captured at the first touch point in the organization. The first touch point is important because it ensures inventory data is captured when you grab it for the first time. This saves the time of writing things down and keying them into the system later.

Real-Time Information 

A mobile data collection device allows users to process information in real-time and take action quickly and accurately, making real-time warehouse management possible. This allows users to record and track all movements as they are happening, including PO receiving, inventory management, manufacturing and shipping.

The benefits of real-time recording of data using a mobile device include:

  • lower costs
  • fewer data entry errors
  • improved customer service
  • reduced inventory
  • better compliance
  • ability to expand without additional personnel

See how a WiSys customer uses the mobile handheld scanner to record information in real-time in the video below.

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