Your supply chain is only as good as the warehouse and logistics team behind it. The logistics experts at GFS Logistics understand this concept and therefore, constantly strive to implement the latest and greatest warehouse management system (WMS) technology within our daily processes.
Since our WMS is cloud-based, we believe that it skyrockets our company to the top of the food chain when it comes to providing effective logistics solutions to our customers. One of the benefits to a supply chain that our WMS brings to the table is digital mapping throughout our warehouse.
Here’s a closer look at what this cloud-based solution is and how your eCommerce brand could immensely benefit from adding it to your logistics repertoire.
What is Digital Mapping?
Digital mapping is an app-based portion of a logistics team’s WMS. It literally provides a 3D example of a warehouse and allows users to use it as a way to organize storage and stay on top of other supply chain essentials.
How Does Digital Mapping Impact Your Logistics Efforts?
Digital mapping takes everything necessary for efficient warehouse management and brings it to an accessible cloud-based format. Here are some of the biggest benefits of having a digital map of your warehouse at your fingertips.
Putaway and Picking Are Perfected
Putaway and picking are two of the most essential portions of a supply chain. Unfortunately, they can also be two of the most time-consuming and error-riddled portions of your supply chain.
When working with a WMS that doesn’t have a digital map that utilizes putaway and picking algorithms, costly mistakes are made. At GFS Logistics, we implement these algorithms into our digital maps and guarantee:
- Higher pick rates
- Faster cycle times
- Reduced risk of lost or misplaced items
- Simplified and organized item storage
- A generally clean and easy-to-navigate warehouse
Real-Time Data Access
Through a digitally mapped warehouse, our customers have 24/7 access to where their products are located at any point of the supply chain.
3D mapping allows suppliers to track specific inventory and ensure that it’s located in the right area of a warehouse or is on track for an approaching deadline.
Real-time data access also grants permissions for users to customize the data of their products in our warehouse. Through a digital map, customers can keep track of specific barcodes, manually update product information, and even customize RFID tags and barcode labels.
Track Vehicle and Access Locations
Sometimes a brand will invest a little more into their warehousing and store actual vehicles or equipment that’s used to help relocate or pick up items throughout the warehouse.
Our digital mapping capabilities also help prevent the loss of these essential pieces of equipment in our warehouse. Manually tracking down lost shipping equipment steals time away from your supply chain’s progress.
Speed up your process and find the nearest equipment when you need it with the help of our WMS and digital mapping capabilities.
Improve Your Logistics Process With GFS Logistics
If you are an eCommerce company that is ready to take its logistics process to the next level, we want to hear from you! The team at GFS Logistics specializes in warehousing, packing, organizing, and shipping mass amounts of product for our customers at affordable rates and always on deadline.
Your customers deserve the best supply chain management and that’s exactly what we bring to your brand. Contact us today to learn more about our services!