Make your inventory management practices the biggest asset in your business with help from BASM.
There are many tasks which may be completed in your warehouse including: receiving, replenishment, inventory stocking, compliance labeling, processing customer service requests, lot & serial number tracking, bioterrorism reporting, advance ship notices, and more.
However, as you know, many of these tasks should not be left to the warehouse personnel. You also know that in some cases, this is just where they have to be done. We can provide you automated systems that will simplify and speed the processes.
Think of the MSDS sheets and compliance labeling your customers require. We can automate the process so that the system will automatically provide them when the Picking Tickets print.
In addition, unless you control your inventory and the related tasks, it will control you. We help you better manage your forecasting and picking systems, which will in turn allow your company to become more profitable. Improving picking and put away processes means you can support more customer orders without increasing staff.
Options for your Distribution business from BASM include:
Perhaps the most challenging aspect of your day is trying to gauge how much of an item you should keep in stock. We can help! Using our automation process, you will be able to adjust your purchasing triggers instantly based on current trends.
No more pouring over spreadsheets or making hasty decisions based on guesstimates. Having access to key information will allow you to do what you do best – negotiate the best terms and the best buys for your company.
MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets)
We know that one of the biggest challenges for warehouses is determining which customer product orders need an MSDS, and which do not. We automate this process for you, so when the pick ticket or packing slip prints, an MSDS, if needed, will automatically print with your customer’s name and purchase order on it.
We also track the date so that you can provide documentation in the event of an incident.
Return Merchandise (from Customer and to Vendor)
Warehouses are made to receive products from vendors and then ship those products to Customers – not the other way around. However, when things do get turned around, we have a solution to help you make sure your Customers get the credit they have coming and no more. Enforce restocking charges; validate warranty claims and effectively manage returns to your vendors.
One of our Customers recently told us that their “RMA processor saved a half day’s work each day,” because of the solution we implemented.
Lot & Serial Numbers
We frequently tell our Customers not to track lot and serial numbers unless they have to because it takes a lot of time and paperwork. Every purchase order receipt, every inventory transfer or move requires that the material handler write down a series of numbers.
This means a lot of “wasted” time. However, when it is necessary to track them, we have the tools that will simplify your process for receiving, moving, picking and/or shipping and increase the accuracy of your tracking efforts. We can help you get the tracking you need while maintaining the productivity you require.
Bioterrorism & Recall Tracking
When it comes to Bioterrorism and Recall Tracking, we all know the requirements and penalties associated with non-compliance. Our solution will help you make sure when the day comes where you need to make a product recall or when called upon to provide information to Homeland Security, you can respond confidently, efficiently, accurately and without stress.
If your part numbering system is not working well, (you get miss-picks or confusion on items), we help you develop a more effective system. With our solution, you will be able to track the part numbers of your customers, distributors and manufacturers as well as cross-reference them to your own.
Do you feel like you are paying your warehouse personnel to work out by making them run back and forth all day long? The layout of your warehouse can either help or hinder your ability to supply customer orders efficiently.
We have developed tools to help you analyze your orders and items. We help you reorganize layouts and product distribution that will in turn minimize walk and drive time, enabling your staff to handle more orders and inventory without adding more people.
Would you like to be able to see the critical issues in your inventory at a glance rather than analyzing volumes of reports? Our dashboard analysis can help you review items like inventory turns in units, dollars and cube; critical backorder fulfillment rates; quality control numbers; open bins; product nearing expiry and other measures easily so you can respond with the appropriate action.
Read what our clients have to say about BASM,
“Automatically generating Purchase Orders and Invoices for customer orders being drop shipped has increased our accuracy and speed of ordering. This has helped our inventory manager cut his purchasing time in half even though our sales volume has increased.”
Todd Boynton, President, Update, LTD.
We know and understand inventory management for distribution businesses. Our automation processes help you improve all your distribution processes. Now you can efficiently and easily operate and manage your business and focus your energy on other important facets of your business.
Whitepaper: “How to Choose a Distribution System”
When it comes to Distribution Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), it’s important to understand all the benefits of an integrated ERP system before beginning your selection process. We created this guide—to provide you with the essential information you need to make the best decision possible.
- How do I get started evaluation Distribution ERP options?
- How do I choose a Distribution ERP consultant & resller?
- How do I deploy a Distribution ERP across my orginization?
- Hosted vs. On-Demand vs. On-Premise?
- How do I determine my ERP implementation budget?
With practical business experience from BASM, you get realistic solutions for effective and profitable inventory management. We are exactly what you need to help you automate and grow your business.