A real-time and paperless WMS consists primarily of either Radio Frequency (RF) bar code scanners, tablets, or voice order management headsets. All of these paperless technologies greatly cut the cost of order processing. Furthermore, the devices update your inventory quantities in real-time, optimize order pick and put paths, prevent order pickers from fighting over the same inventory, and avoid the pitfalls of using pen and paper – eliminating the keystroke errors (and time) which result from entering data at a computer workstation.
In addition, these real-time systems are very simple to learn and operate as they drive order processing. That makes training, particularly of temporary employees, near seamless. And, if you hire temps to ramp-up during those higher velocity or seasonal product months, these real-time devices become increasingly invaluable.