The time has come to finally clean out the menacing, wooden behemoth that has become your desk. As you sift and sort through mountains of paper, piles of folders and disorganized heaps of phone chargers, camera batteries and ear buds, you discover something quite valuable and long forgotten. Tucked away in an envelope, quietly resting is a gift certificate to the best steakhouse in the city. It somehow got lost in the shuffle, but now this gift from an occasion you can’t quite remember has made its presence known. While dreaming of the beautiful evening and amazing meal that is in your near future, you peel open the envelope and scan the pertinent information, but one glaring, disheartening fact jumps off the page. This gift certificate became null and void over three months ago. If only there was a system that made it possible for you track, manage and monitor the status of such an important asset. While there are trays and file cabinets for your desk, fortunately there is something more sophisticated for your food and beverage logistics; a warehouse management system, or WMS.
While losing the opportunity for a free steak dinner can be disappointing, there is much more at stake within the food and beverage supply chain. In addition to health and safety concerns, operational costs and efficiencies must also be balanced in this competitive sector. Implementing technology to control costs and streamline operations enhances visibility and food safety. This is a critically important strategy within the warehouse of food service organizations. To optimize this critical hub, a warehouse management system can be a game-changer.. Here are five ways that leveraging a WMS can improve your food and beverage fulfillment operation.