Increasing security and control with WMS-a requires good planning, proper implementation and continuous monitoring of the system.
These steps can go a long way in reducing the risk of loss, theft and unauthorized activity in your warehouse.
Methods to increase control and security of goods:
Access control: WMS allows setting and managing different levels of access for employees in the warehouse. This prevents unauthorized access to the warehouse and ensures that only authorized workers have access to certain system functionalities.
Monitoring the movement of goods: WMS software provides detailed insight into how goods move through the warehouse. Each commodity can be marked with a unique identifier (lot), which enables tracking of its movement from receipt to delivery. This reduces the risk of loss or theft.
Automatic logging: WMS automatically records every transaction, such as receipt, issue, movement, control and loading of goods. This reduces the need for manual data entry and minimizes the possibility of errors.
Updated stock information: Inventory tracking with a WMS provides up-to-date information on the quantities and locations of goods. This ensures that no goods are missing or that the exact location of the goods is not known.
Control of serial and lot numbers: For products that have serial or lot numbers, WMS enables precise tracking of each individual product. This is particularly useful for tracking product recalls or identifying specific batches in the event of a problem.
Audits: A WMS makes it easy to conduct internal audit investigations to track who did what and when. This increases staff accountability and reduces the chances of unauthorized activity.
Checklist: Implementing an inventory control list allows you to establish the accuracy of inventory data in the warehouse.