Top 10 reasons it matters for your supply chain
Supply chain’s for enterprise and even medium sized businesses today are growing in complexity. The inventory challenges that come with this complexity send us on a search for more powerful solutions. The ability to
Today we will explore the top 10 reasons why image capture and e-signatures matter when addressing your supply chain challenges.
#1. Inbound Item identification – yes you scan barcodes, lots, serial, expiration and capture additional item attributes such as NDC (national drug code at unit dose) … but distinguishing features for a visual identification adds one more layer of protection. What the product looks like packaged, and outside of the package gives your warehouse personnel one additional visual layer of accuracy at receiving.
#2. Inbound image capture of damaged product. And why not capture the vendor drivers’ signature at the same time. Let’s eliminate she-said, he-said during vendor / purchase order reconciliation.
#3. Pickers who can get a visual identification of their items in addition to a barcode scan drives accuracy and speed in fulfilling orders.
#4. Have you ever had Amazon or a big box retailer like Wal-Mart reject your pallet full of product with claims that it arrived damaged? That can get expensive, and hard to prove otherwise. WithoutWire has developed a workflow to capture an image of the pallet’s condition as it leaves your warehouse. This makes conversations with your LTL carriers much easier … our images show that it left your warehouse looking great ... will your carrier assume full responsibility for how it arrives at the retailer?
#5. 3PL warehouses are required to capture images and signatures. More and more 3PL’s are providing enterprise level functionality to win their customer’s business. This functionality has become what we call “table stakes”.
#6. DSCSA – the
#7. SOC compliance enablement - a SOC 2 audit report focuses on a service organization's internal controls as they relate to security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy of a system. Having digital documentation is a must when streamlining your audits so that you can stay focused on your day-to-day business. Your goal should be to thrive, not survive your audits, and
#8. Ti-Hi - How to stack a good pallet. “Highs and Ties” refers to the number of
#9. Your WMS is a tool that is only as good as your supply chain team that embraces it. Ease of use is key. Your inventory management solution should be intuitive, contextually intelligent and guide your users through the processes that you define. Capturing e-signatures and images at the proper time in your process is going to allow your team to rapidly embrace your digital supply chain tools.
#10. E-signature and Image Capture have become essential to a modern WMS equipped to handle complex inventory challenges. Here is a
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