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How to Ensure Synchronization and Proper Management of Multiple Warehouses

How to Ensure Synchronization and Proper Management of Multiple WarehousesMaintaining stock levels is quite uneasy task many businesses face on a daily basis, and this task is compounded when the inventory is in more than one warehouse.

Why multi-warehouse operation

When a business targets a dynamically growing market, using the space of one warehouse is not enough and shipping the items from a single warehouse may cause shipping delays for customers. Moreover, the availability of multiple warehouses can reduce transportation costs.

The challenges of multi-warehouse approach

Although a multi-warehouse strategy has its advantages, it can also provide some serious challenges. First of all, it’s increased responsibility and control. Also, businesses with multiple warehouses often run into communication issues. Lack of face-to-face interactions and timely data can cause delays and other issues. The presence of multiple warehouses is an increased volume of documentation that must be properly organized and accessible.

The advantages of mobile warehouse management apps

Using the right technology can make management of multiple warehouses easier and more efficient. Special warehouse management apps are able to automate some time-consuming and manual processes, ensure constant communication and timely data. They provide the ability to sync all warehouses and all employees with their mobile devices.

Snappii offers a ready-made warehouse management app, which can become an essential pocket tool right now. Warehouse Inventory & Shipment app allows users to perform a lot of different operations by using tablets and smartphones. Among the features are:

– make warehouse inventories in minutes,

– create supply records,

– track goods that are shipped in and shipped out,

– make quick pick lists,

– store captured information,

– sync data across multiple devices,

– bar code scanner,

– take pictures,

– show locations on a map,

– get custom looking PDF and Excel reports,

– share reports via email and upload to cloud drives.

Warehouse Inventory & Shipment app is available in Apple App Store and Google Play. Also Snappii team is ready to customize this app to meet any specific needs. The requirements can be sent here.

Snappii is the leading custom app development company. We create powerful, multifunctional apps from scratch in weeks. Snappii has helped thousands of companies in many industries. Learn more and contact us here.

The Way to Meet All Specific Requirements of Any Warehouse Business

The Way to Meet All Specific Requirements of Any Warehouse Business“Good, bad or indifferent, if you are not investing in new technology, you are going to be left behind.”

Philip Green

Don’t settle for generalized solutions

The most warehouse management apps have the same basic structure and features. Typically these apps meet general needs and help manage a business. However, in the modern competitive field, warehouse managers and owners should pay attention to advanced features as well as individualized solutions to suit specific needs.

It’s the time of affordable customization

Features that used to be considered “extra” and require long and expensive development are now becoming commonplace in a warehouse of any size. Such warehouse management apps could change a game, cut costs, save time and improve efficiency. They provide integration throughout the entire specific warehouse. This means everything from procurement to shipping are under constant control.

The best assistant to realize all your specific needs

Take some time to consider how your current system operates and which features you would add. It may be time for upgrade. Snappii will be happy to contribute to the success of your warehouse business. We are in the industry of multifunctional business apps for about 10 years and worked with such companies as NationaLease, Hyster, GE, Yale, Allianz, Coreslab and more. Snappii offers upscale and fast custom app development process. Thanks to advanced and powerful App Builder, the apps are made in weeks, not months! Our customers can be a part of the development process, and this contributes to 100% compliance with the requirements. Here are 2 case studies about the work with Snappii and how the tasks were achieved. Snappii provides unique functions and individual approach to specific activities. Your warehouse business is in safe hands and we are ready to listen and discuss all your requirements and ideas. Contact our support team at support@snappii.com or here.

 

Warehouse Safety: The Main Points to Keep in Mind

Warehouse Safety: The Main Points to Keep in MindOSHA General Guidelines and Citations

Warehousing is a huge industry in the U.S., with about 7,000 warehouses employing more than 140,000 workers. Safety is an essential point in this field, and is regulated by a series of standards from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The main focus is to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses and deaths. The most common causes of accidents are improper use of forklifts, materials handling, inappropriate equipment, occupational safety neglect and other. OSHA issues many publications about warehouse safety and provides the solutions that can be adopted to reduce accidents and protect workers. There are 10 areas for which they issue citations.

– Forklifts

– Hazard communication

– Electrical, wiring methods

– Electrical, system design

– Guarding floor & wall openings and holes

– Exits

– Mechanical power transmission

– Respiratory protection

– Lockout/Tagout

– Portable fire extinguishers

Also OSHA has published a brochure to warehousing. Find it here. It covers the most common hazards and offers the tips to reduce them.

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The major practices of warehouse safety management

Warehouse safety management is a complex of actions, which includes trainings with employees, development of plan and strategy for safety, various safety inspections and more. Well-trained workers are safe workers. That’s why safety and operational trainings are the first component of warehouse safety programs. There are trainings that apply to all workers, as well as those that will help more specific warehouse specialists. Everyone should learn proper procedures. The second important part of warehouse safety management is regular safety inspections. Basic high-level inspections should be done daily or weekly. Keeping all the safety requirements straight is a daunting task. The best way to conduct safety inspections is to use checklists. However using of paper checklists can be quite time-consuming and inconvenient. They require further processing and also are bulky and unreliable while storage. Nowadays mobile safety inspection forms can be a great alternative.

warehouse safety inspection mobile forms

Mobile safety inspection forms

Snappii is an expert of mobile forms. We offer hundreds of pre-made mobile inspection forms for a plenty of industries and fields of activity. Filling out mobile forms can save 60 minutes every day. Safety inspections with mobile inspection forms can be done anywhere. It requires just a smartphone or a tablet. An additional advantage is an opportunity to generate the complete reports on a base of the filled in forms. These reports can be emailed as a PDF file. Moreover Snappii provides a unique solution to convert any existing forms into their mobile analogue. Try it with Snappii Form Converter, or our team can do it for you.

Please always keep in mind that warehouse safety culture should be a core for all employees at all levels, especially executives and owners. It is a key of efficient and profitable operation.

Top 3 Warehouse Management Problems and the Ways to Overcome Them

Warehouse Management ProblemsManaging a warehouse includes planning the storage, supply, and control of the inventory. Inventory and warehouse management is increasing in value and relevance. The number of warehouses in the U.S. has risen 6.8% over the last five years (Bureau of Labor Statistics). Accuracy, efficiency, cleanliness and safety are the major principles of a proper warehouse management. However the industry is quite dynamic and, managers face some problems. There are the most frequent challenges of warehouse management and inventories and some actions that help overcome them.

Poor facility layout and configuration

Insufficiency of storage space, its inefficient usage and poor logistics are a quite common problem. Poorly configured warehouses may lead to loss of time, extra costs and loss of quality of the merchandise. To make the best use of the available space, managers should regularly check and improve the storage systems; factor both the floor space and the vertical space available for use; take into account the demand for the merchandise and the frequency of its movement; use forklifts to maximize the vertical space; have an accurate plan of the warehouse with immediate making changes.

Poor data management

Warehouse managers regularly deal with a huge amount of various data: goods and raw, who transported them, which lot they belong to, date and time of delivery and shipment, and more. The collection and management of all this data require time and accuracy. Gaps and omissions in this process may lead to a loss of control over the goods, confusions and loss of money. However, thanks to modern software, data management can be significantly optimized. Mobile apps allow instant collecting of necessary accurate data and keeping it at hand. Warehouse management apps are also an essential tool for what will be noted in the next paragraph.

Inaccurate Inventory

What is the core in warehouse inventory? These are accuracy and efficiency, which go hand in hand. Inaccurate inventory causes problems such as maintaining improper stock levels, lost sales, extra expenses, lost revenue and low productivity. Automation is a key solution for such accuracy-related problems. Warehouse inventory apps help provide accurate, timely and transparent data. They save time and eliminate difficulties and errors associated with manual completion of inventory forms. Inventory apps provide constant access to all data with no need to visit the office.

Keeping into account the current dynamic in warehousing industry and the best practices of modern mobile solutions, Snappii offers multifunctional warehouse management apps, as well as inventory apps.

Warehouse Inventory and Shipment app is designed to make warehouse inventories in minutes with mobile device. Being equipped with bar code scanner and photo capturing it will help you collect required details in seconds and add them to your database for future reference. Generate custom looking PDF and Excel reports to conveniently store and share them.

Warehouse Lease & Capacity app allows users to inspect inventories, manage shipments and perform necessary calculations. Visualize your warehouse inspections on a map, save inspection forms and share them. Sync collected data across multiple devices.

A universal Inventory Anything app helps manage inventory quickly and easily. Capture photos, text, cost, scan bar codes, calculate sales, cost and profit. Generate and share custom PDF reports with all items listed.

Find more apps here. Most of Snappii apps are customizable. You can send us your requirements to discuss.

 

Reduce Costs of Logistics and Warehouse Management with Mobile Solutions

Last years have seen a dynamic activity and interesting industry trends in the transportation and logistics industry. The industry is transforming to reap the benefits of new tech advances, particularly mobile solutions.

Optimize logistics operations with mobile apps

Mobile technology is one of the most effective methods of reducing costs in logistics field. The fuel prices rise and it forces companies be at the risk of extra costs and losses. Accurate optimization of delivery routes and workflow helps avoid it. Mobile apps for logistics operations provide the most convenient and agile way of tracking, scheduling, collaboration and reporting. Drivers can share their GPS coordinates, fuel consumption and any delays. Using such instant data, operators can help improve routes, avoid reasons of delays in future, etc.

Avoid extra costs of staff maintenance

Mobile logistics apps can also help reduce cost of staff maintenance. A powerful management app can be a good assistant and eliminate the need to hire additional staff. It allows users to assign tasks, make necessary calculations, track the progress and generate the results into complete reports. Streamlining of communication can help save time and avoid extra work.

Advantages of digital warehouse management

Warehouses are one of the main participant of logistics operations. Their maintenance is also one of the biggest expenses for company. Many companies still manage warehouses and take inventories manually with paper forms, which contribute regular cost stream. With warehouse management apps, these costs can be reduced in half. Mobile forms allow specialists to refuse from paper and costs of its maintenance. Moreover, warehouse management apps are the most safe and convenient way to store data, which is available 24/7.

Find the best logistics and warehouse management apps

Snappii, a mobile business app development company, works with various industries, and logistics and warehousing are among them. We are trusted by thousands of companies, and we continue develop and provide innovative solutions. You can find some of our ready-made mobile apps here. For example, Warehouse Inventory and Shipment app is the best tool to assist warehouse managers and other specialists and improve different operations. It allows users to make quick inventories, create supply records and pick lists, track goods that are shipped in and shipped out, generate reports and more. All Snappii apps are 100% customizable and can be changed and added by some features, according to your specific needs.

Be the first to try. Snappii’s Brand New Solution

Our just released innovative feature is available and useful for any specialist. Now anyone can replace inconvenient paper forms and fill them out on a smartphone. The basic feature of Snappii Form Converter is a combination of simplicity and power. It doesn’t require any tech skills and it is extremely easy in use. However, along with this, the Converter provide all necessary tools to create a complete form app. Moreover, its uniqueness is an opportunity to use existing forms and reports and transform them into the digital format. Just watch how it works. It will take a few minutes to convert your own form. Also we’ve created the gallery of pre-made form templates, if needed. Start your work with Snappii Form Converter right now! No credit card needed. You will have free forever account and live help on your first form. Join the digital world already today!

Substantial Transformation in Logistics and Supply Chain Industry

Substantial Transformation in Logistics and Supply Chain IndustryThe logistics and supply chain industry is constantly growing to meet the demands of new technologies. These growing demands cause additional communication issues, and introduce new problems to previously working systems. To complete assignments, companies have begun to branch out into new technologies to improve communication and accuracy. For industries that are constantly on the road, or sizing up the warehouse, mobile apps provide a solution.

Easy and convenient way to manage warehouses

Apps are extremely malleable, and can be created to fit any need. Warehouse management tools allow paperwork to be reduced, or even replaced, by mobile forms that can be printed or emailed right from the device. A user can also check inventory at a glance, without going to a computer or accessing a confusing program. It can also help to reduce human errors with its ease of use, and cut costs generated from paper and supplies. A report from Intermec found that mobile technologies can save logistics and transport companies around $471,400 a year!

Streamlined tracking system

When delivering products, the most important elements are the time, and destination. Apps enable users to track processes in a real-time GPS. It allows managers to communicate with their drivers, and grants the driver remote access to the database. It can streamline every process, creating unforgettable customer experiences.

Instant reporting

Instant access to detailed data provides another layer of accuracy when reporting, aside from the time it saves. Mobile apps allow paper forms to be reduced to a few taps on a touchscreen. Forms can be printed and emailed directly from the device, and will even automatically queue in an offline area. Specialists can even create spots for signatures, attaching photos and hidden location stamps.

Where to begin

The marriage of mobile solutions with the logistics and supply chain industry has created a lot of buzz in the way product and sources are managed, and it has caused significant increases in revenue. Snappii, a codeless mobile app development company, offers to start joining the movement with its ready-made apps (like Warehouse Inventory & Shipment, Invoice Assistant), which are 100% free and available in both iTunes and Google Play. Visit Snappii’s website to find more unique, and affordable, mobile solutions.

Snappii Announces 4 Powerful Apps for Warehouse Management at No Cost

Snappii Announces 4 Powerful Apps for Warehouse Management at No CostNow every warehouse manager can afford to use Mobile Apps to save time and make any operation more effective.

Warehouse management requires flexibility and work in the field using paper forms. Warehouse inspections and inventories require reporting with pictures and different types of data. Continue reading “Snappii Announces 4 Powerful Apps for Warehouse Management at No Cost” »

Mobile Solutions for Warehouse Inventory

Mobile Solutions for Warehouse InventoryBusinesses and organizations of all sizes have to manage, control and track inventory of their products for the successful operation of the company. Today efficient inventory management is even more crucial for success and sustainability as business transactions take place on a global scale and cover multiple Continue reading “Mobile Solutions for Warehouse Inventory” »

How to increase the effectiveness of your Website?

for blogThe website can work on you, your goals and missions, even if you want to sell something or want to promote your personal brand. It`s not a secret that nowadays each entrepreneur wants to have his own site to improve his own business, increase productivity and satisfy customers. The website must reflect your strategy and missions. But the process of increasing the effectiveness of the website isn`t an easy business. Continue reading “How to increase the effectiveness of your Website?” »

Inventory Anything mobile app

for blogInventory Industry requires accurate and attentive inspector’s attitude to properly perform various inventories and inspections. Human factor plays a huge role, as inspectors have to deal with lots of paper work, errors are inevitable.

Snappii offers many mobile business apps for the Inventory Industry as a convenient and easy-to-use mobile solution that will help inspectors eliminate paper work, manage different Continue reading “Inventory Anything mobile app” »

5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs an App

for blogThe ways we interact with computer technology are changing. Fewer and fewer consumers are purchasing desktop computers or laptops. Mobile phones and tablets are becoming increasingly appealing to us. And this is not surprising given more affordable costs and the convenience the latter ones offer. Now with the convenience of our mobile devices we are checking and writing emails, reading books, making purchases and bank deposits, just to name a few. Continue reading “5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs an App” »

Shades of mobile strategy

for blogNowadays there is no doubt that mobile mobile business apps are the future of commerce. Is your business ready for it? Do you have a good mobile app strategy?

First of all you should decide why your company needs a mobile app. Maybe your customers need a good service to buy your products? If it is yes, your mobile app strategy should start. Continue reading “Shades of mobile strategy” »


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