What is IoT-Enabled Warehouse Inventory Management?
Warehouse inventory management uses IoT-enabled sensors to monitor and manage packages as they move through the supply chain, increasing efficiency and helping to minimize error in the fulfillment process.
To meet the increasing needs of ecommerce companies, warehouses have steadily grown in size – with the average warehouse measuring 181,370 square feet in 2017. Warehouse managers must seek more efficient ways to manage these massive numbers of packages with increasingly lean staff.
Warehouse inventory management solutions offer warehouse managers a way to quickly track, monitor and manage inventory in their facilities, saving money on manpower and time otherwise spent retrieving, scanning and replacing packages.
How it Works
Warehouse inventory management solutions use IoT-enabled technologies, like RFID, to tag and track packages. Unlike barcodes, RFID tags can be scanned at a difference and without line of sight, meaning that warehouses don’t have to move packages to discover what they contain, expiration dates, and more. Inventory systems automatically update records as packages move in and out of the facility, eliminating a lot of the human error involved in manual entry.
Key Benefits of IoT-Enabled Warehouse Inventory Management
Minimize human error and decrease the need for manual labor by enabling staff to receive on-demand assistance to find and identify packages.
Receive real-time reports on warehouse performance and package movement.