Customer Success: 4 Reasons To Automate Manual Warehouse Processes

Cap Mewborne
By Cap Mewborne on Thursday, June 06, 2016

Posted under: NetSuite, Implementation + Support

BarProducts.com is a leading online retailer for bartending and bar supplies, and in the words of their COO, is the perfect example of “a business who came from an old way of doing things to quickly catching up to the forefront of warehouse management.” 
BarProducts uses RF-SMART to automate their warehouse

As BarProducts.com experienced rapid, double-digit growth, picking was becoming a “goose hunt” for the individual SKU amounts using their manual process. (And they have over 10,000 SKUs!)

BarProducts.com implemented RF-SMART to automate their warehouse through data collection for NetSuite and found 4 major benefits almost immediately: 

  1. Instant accuracy verification and error reduction - Unlike their paper-based system, RF-SMART instantly checks picking accuracy at the bin, correcting employees before they even reach for the wrong item. This prevents time from being lost by pickers having to return and replace mis-picked items, or worse, shipping them incorrectly. RF-SMART also guides the worker to each pick, allowing them to make up to 30 picks at a time.
  2. More efficient processes - The RF-SMART system is incredibly simple to use, cutting training time down to 15 minutes and making the entire process fast, sleek, and intuitive.
  3. Increased data and manager insight - Not only can RF-SMART guide workers efficiently, it instantly records the activity, giving managers easy oversight and tracking in real-time. Every movement of every item is logged in NetSuite. This tracking provides invaluable data to BarProducts.com as to who their most effective workers are, a level of insight they didn’t have before.
  4. Real-time inventory visibility - BarProducts.com now has a real-time view over all the stock in their warehouse, allowing them to easily compare their full inventory bin-by-bin to the general ledger.  

Check out the video or the BarProducts.com case study to learn more 

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