Inventory Control and Mangement

Inventory Control and Mangement

Inventory Control and Mangement

At a52 Fulfillment, we understand how proper inventory control and management plays a huge role in the overall success of your business and brand. That is why we offer inventory control and management services that are designed to work in conjunction with your production system.

What is Inventory Control?

Inventory control involves regulating and maximizing your company’s use of inventory. The goal of inventory control is to generate the maximum profit from the least amount of inventory investment without intruding upon customer satisfaction levels. Inventory control is one of the chief concerns of businesses that have large inventory investments because of the impact it has on customers and profits.

What is Inventory Management?

Inventory management is the process of efficiently overseeing the constant flow of units into and out of the existing inventory. This means controlling the transfer in of units to prevent inventory from becoming too high, or dwindling to levels that could put the operation of the company into jeopardy. Balancing the inventory unit levels, as well as the other various tasks of inventory management means paying attention the three key aspects of inventory:

  • Time – knowing how long it takes for a supplier to process an order and execute a delivery, as well as knowing how long it will take for those materials to transfer out of the inventory.
  • Buffer stock – keeping units of stock that are above and beyond the minimum number required to maintain production levels in case of an emergency.
  • Records – accurately maintaining figures on finished goods inventory makes it possible to quickly convey information as to what is available and ready for shipment at any given time.

Inventory Control and Management from a52

At a52 Fulfillment, we offer inventory control and management services that were designed to work in tandem with our clients’ inventory/production management system. Through our inventory control and management services, we are able to provide our clients with an immense level of visibility when it comes to where their stock is across the entire operation. This means that our clients will always know how much stock is left on the shelf, has been ordered and shipped, and has been returned. At a52 Fulfillment, our main goal is to ensure that our clients feel safe entrusting us to manage their inventory properly.

If you would like to learn more about inventory control and management, or if you are interested in one of our services, please contact a52 Fulfillment at 886-966-0252 or by filling out a contact form on our website.

The Importance of Transparency in Fulfillment Services

The Importance of Transparency in Fulfillment Services

The Importance of Transparency in Fulfillment Services

At a52 Fulfillment, we truly understand the importance of transparency in fulfillment services, and how creating a level of trust with our clients through transparency is the only way for them to see that they can depend on our services. Here are some of the reasons that transparency is such as important part of our fulfillment services .

1. Maintaining Strong and Communitive Client Relationships

Business owners know that fulfilling customer orders is as important as acquiring the customer in the first place. Being able to ensure that your customers’ packages are delivered on time or that they have access to more personalized products is only the tip of the iceberg. One of the best ways to establish strong customer relationships is through having proper communication channels built into your fulfillment services. This requires two-way communication between your fulfillment provider and your sales and marketing department in order to ensure that any issues with products are corrected long before customers receive them.

At a52 Fulfillment, we always strive to build strong communication systems with our clients in order to ensure that our fulfillment services are able to meet every aspect of your customer’s needs. We can even provide you with real-time updates on inventory levels, inbound and outbound shipments, as well as receiving orders to be fulfilled using integration from your web-store to our warehouse management system, as soon as your customers have completed their online checkout.

2. Crafting Excellent Experience for Retailers & Consumers

Being able to craft excellent fulfillment experiences with your Retailers & Consumers is an essential part of running a successful business. Having complete transparency with your Retailers and Consumers when it comes to certain things, such as pricing: your Retailers & Consumers should always know the correct price up front without any worry of sudden price increases. At a52 Fulfillment, we know that some retailers have strict policies when it comes to transparency. That is why we work hard to ensure that our clients are able to meet any compliance policies with flying colours, while also maintaining a proper level of transparency and trust.

3. Preventing Problems is Cheaper then Fixing Them

At a52 Fulfillment, we know that preventing problems is a lot cheaper than trying to fix them later on. That is why we always work hard to ensure that any problems that arise with a brand’s products during our inventory control examination is brought to the attention of our clients right away. Preventing problems before hand can also ensure that your customers are never receiving any products that do not live up to their standards.

If you would like to learn more about the importance of transparency in fulfillment services, or if you are interested in one of our services, please contact a52 Fulfillment 886-966-0252 or by filling out a contact form on our website.

Technology Integration in Fulfillment Services

Technology Integration in Fulfillment Services

Technology Integration in Fulfillment Services

At a52 Fulfillment, we understand how important technology integration in fulfillment services is to making your omni-channel fulfillment run smoothly. That is why we offer technology integration services in which your ERP, EDI, and webstore are tied to our WMS, giving you the smooth running fulfillment experience you have been looking for.

Online Order Fulfillment Software

Online order fulfillment software is a big part of being able to run your business as smoothly and efficiently as possible. This WMS Webportal is accessible to you 24/7, providing constant visibility over your order fulfillment operations. Our WMS system provides detailed, real-time reporting in order to give you an up-to-date overview of your orders, tracking information, carton weight, contents, overall weight, and more.

Some of the main benefits of order fulfillment software are:

Easy to Use

At a52 Fulfillment, we strive to keep our product fulfillment system simple and straightforward, so that you can have the information that you need as soon as you need it, and it is presented in a way that makes sense. Some of the things that you can do with order fulfillment system include:

  • Create new orders
  • View existing orders
  • Search and edit orders
  • View inventory
  • Forecast inventory
  • Receive low inventory alerts
  • Check returns
  • Manage shopping cart integrations
  • View invoices
  • Run detailed reports

Our WMS will also provide you with up-to-date reporting and alerts to keep your business running smoothly, such as what product is available to sell or when shipping has been affected in certain areas due to natural disasters.

Keep Your Customers in the Loop

Our order fulfillment technology works to keep your customers in the loop by automatically sending out tracking emails that can be customized by you. These customizable emails allow you to add your own personal touch, and can help you generate repeat business by ensuring the consumer has a great experience. They can also help save you time by including answers to common questions, such as how the customer can return items.

Fulfillment Services from a52 Fulfillment

Our in-house development team has completed countless integration projects, from the simple to the very complex. Our WMS and our development team are both flexible, which means that we are able to construct and tailor our services to whatever you need in order to run your business smoothly and efficiently.

Some of our technology integration services include:

  • Custom integration on any ERP, EDI, webstore, or accounting system
  • WMS portal access with real-time work in process dashboard
  • Inventory, order summary, ATS, and tailored reports
  • Monthly report cards on turnaround times, inventory accuracy, and more
  • Integration and WMS tech support

If you would like to learn more about technology integration in fulfillment services, or if you are interested in one of our services, please contact a52 Fulfillment at 886-966-0252 or by filling out a contact form on our website.

How Inventory Management Impacts Omni-Fulfillment

How Inventory Management Impacts Omni-Fulfillment

How Inventory Management Impacts Omni-Fulfillment

Proper inventory management allows brands to fulfill orders on time and accurately. At a52 Fulfillment, we know that inventory management is not just a good practice for any company but it is also the thing that can really make or break a business. Here are some of the ways in which inventory management impacts omni-fulfillment, and the benefits it can offer to your business.

The Importance of Inventory Management

An effective inventory management system is the cornerstone of successful omni-fulfillment brands. With a strategic plan in place that optimizes the process of overseeing inventory, companies can achieve benefits such as:

1. Improves the accuracy of inventory orders – proper inventory management helps you keep track of how much inventory you need to have on-hand, which prevents product shortages and allows you to keep just the right amount of inventory in the warehouse.

2. A more organized warehouse – organization is key when it comes to properly managing your inventory. A good inventory management plan supports an organized warehouse that arranges products so that they are easily accessible.

3. Saves time and money – by keeping track of which products are on-hand or have been ordered, you can save time by not having to recount your inventory to ensure that your records are accurate. This can also help you save money that could otherwise be wasted on slow moving products.

4. Increases efficiency and productivity – inventory management devices, such as barcode scanners and inventory management software, can help improve efficiency and productivity by eliminating manual processes.

5. Keeps customers coming back – if you want your customers to come back for more of your products, you will need to be able to meet customer demand quickly. Inventory management helps you meet this demand by allowing you to have the right products on-hand as soon as your customer needs them.

Inventory Management Services From a52 Fulfillment

At a52 Fulfillment, we offer inventory management services that are specifically designed to work in tandem with our clients’ inventory/production management systems. All of our inventory management services provide our clients with complete transparency when it comes to knowing where their stock is across the entire operation. This means that you will never have to worry about how much stock is left on the shelf, what has been ordered or shipped, or what items have been returned. At a52, there is nothing more important than making sure our clients feel safe when it comes to entrusting us to properly manage their inventory.

If you would like to learn more about how inventory management impacts omni-fulfillment, or if you are interested in one of our services, please contact a52 Fulfillment at 886-966-0252 or by filling out a contact form on our website.

The Importance of Quality Control Inspections in Omni-Channel Fulfillment

The Importance of Quality Control Inspections in Omni-Channel Fulfillment

The Importance of Quality Control Inspections in Omni-Channel Fulfillment

At a52 Fulfillment, we understand that quality control inspections play a huge roll in omni-channel fulfillment . Without quality control inspections, some fulfillment centers will end up playing the blame game when a customer does not get what they ordered. That is why we do our best to fully understand the importance of quality control inspections in omni-channel fulfillment , so that we can ensure that our customers are receiving the best quality service available.

Quality Control Inspections When Shipments Arrive

Quality control inspections are extremely important, especially when we first receive shipments of product from a manufacturer to store at our warehouse. Doing an initial quality control inspection on new product shipments allows our team to make sure that none of the product is damaged upon arrival. During this process, our team does a careful inspection of each shipment, using a quality control checklist. Any product that does not meet these standards is pulled from inventory and recorded as a rejected item, so that the manufacturer can identify and fix any manufacturing problems.

Inventory Management

One of the key aspects of any fulfillment center’s quality control is inventory management . As inventory is depleted, the inventory management system must be able to provide orders for restocking in a timely manner. This means that there needs to be strong communication between the fulfillment center and the manufacturers. This can only be accomplished if the fulfillment center has a comprehensive inventory program that incorporates mobile scanners and practical warehouse management software.

Quality Control Inspections When Shipments Leave

At a52 Fulfillment, we always check any customer’s shipments to ensure that they will receive the right item and the right number of items, as well as checking to make sure that the items they ordered look and function they way that they are supposed to. This ensures that the customer is receiving exactly what they ordered. Quality control inspections have cut down on customer complaints and returns, and they also save companies money, as returns are expensive.

What Quality Control Inspections Can Do For You

Having an ongoing, professional quality control system in place allows a fulfillment center to hold up its promise of customer satisfaction. Just as a company needs to stand behind their products, a fulfillment center needs to stand behind the proficiency of the pick and pack supply chain. At a52 Fulfillment, we stand behind our ability to accurately fulfill and manage your inventory. Our quality control inspections offer true visibility, with real-time reporting on your inventory at every stage of your brand’s operation.

If you are interested in learning more about the importance of quality control inspections in omni-channel fulfillment , or if you are interested in one of our other services, please contact a52 Fulfillment, toll free, at 886-966-0252 or by filling out an inquiry form on our website.

Warehouse Management Systems Technology

Warehouse Management Systems Technology

At a52 Fulfillment, we understand that an efficiently run warehouse contributes immensely to a smooth supply chain and customer satisfaction. Partnering with a fulfillment company that uses an integrated warehouse management system technology allows you to streamline your warehousing operations; however, choosing the right company to partner with can be a challenge. Here are some of the things that you should know about choosing a fulfillment company to partner with.

Reasons for Switching to a New Fulfillment Company

If you are planning on shifting to a new warehouse, then now is probably the best time for you to consider partnering with a company that has an integrated warehouse management system . To determine if you should switch to a new company that has an integrated warehouse management system, you should access how your current warehouse functions and look for any processes that might be dragging efficiency down, such as labour management, stock visibility, inventory traceability, picking errors, reporting, response time, paperwork, or customer service.

Choosing the Right Fulfillment Company

Make sure to do your homework before choosing the right fulfillment company. Your business’ size, distribution output, and services you would like to offer to customers are just a few of the factors that will help you choose the right fulfillment company with an integrated warehouse management system. One of the best ways to help you choose the right fulfillment company is to ask to see their process and how the utilize their warehouse management system. A good fulfillment company should have a well-documented and time-tested process for delivering the right items on time. Carefully observe the process and system they show you, and be sceptical about whether or not they will be a good fit for your business. Any company that has a strong process and warehouse management systems technology will know what sets them apart from their competition, and they will be proud to show it to you.

How a52 Fulfillment Can Help

The ideal fulfillment company has knowledge of end-to-end operations and experience with fulfillment services for businesses in your industry. Choosing a fulfillment company, such as a52 Fulfillment means having full visibility across all facets of the operation, including how we utilize our integrated warehouse management systems technology. When you partner with us, you will also have 24/7 web-based accessibility, receive various reports on your inventory, as well as have access to our real-time operations dashboard.

If you are interested in learning more about warehouse management systems technology or if you are interested in one of our services, please contact a52 Fulfilment, toll free, at 886-966-0252 or by filling out a contact form on our website.