Canary7 is the 3PL warehouse manager of your dreams. No matter how disorganised or overwhelming your warehouse activity is, our warehouse management solutions can help you elevate your business and ensure that the fulfilment process for you and your clients is seamless.
As a process, warehouse optimisation involves solving the issues with warehouse space and ensuring that your warehouse is equipped and sorted to be well-aligned with your needs as a 3PL business. For perfect warehouse optimisation, it is important to integrate your warehouse activity together in all its entirety – which can only be done by analysing a range of cost-effective ways to run the warehouse. Warehouse optimisation is an important aspect of optimal customer service, and hence should be your top priority as a 3PL business. It is easier said than done, and your warehouse can only be properly optimised if you are working with a holistic warehouse optimisation plan.
For 3PLs, the importance of warehouse optimisation can simply not be understated. Your warehouse is the sole link between supply and demand in your business, which is why the way to success is to ensure that you are taking care of it. An inefficiently managed and disorganised warehouse means chaos, because such a state will have an adverse impact on every other aspect of your business as well. Not only that, but it is also important for you to optimise your warehouse properly if you want to make sure that you are not wasting money on unnecessary aspects of your business.
Canary7’s 3PL warehouse manager is your ideal companion when it comes to warehouse optimisation. With our unique features and functionalities, we ensure that no matter what the current state of your warehouse is, you can improve it to be more accommodating for your business activity. With the help of Canary7’s warehouse manager, you can ultimately ensure that you are making the most out of the space available to you, which means that you don’t have to worry about having to spend more money on better warehouse activity. It also means that you are working towards making your operations more efficient, and hence more impressive for your customers.
Inventory tracking is a core 3PL process that allows businesses to effectively monitor all the stock it has on hand. Inventory tracking allows 3PL businesses to ensure that all the products are stored safely, securely, and in a way that makes it easy to ultimately retrieve them. Inventory tracking involves keeping track of multiple aspects, such as updated stock levels, stock locations, inventory accuracy, carrying costs, inventory valuation, inventory turnover, and reorder levels.
Despite having the potential to become overwhelmed, inventory tracking is an indispensable part of your overall warehousing strategy and should be given due attention. This is because inventory tracking means more stock visibility, which essentially allows you to be in control of your business in a much better manner. It also means that you can avoid shortages and implement better forecasting, through which you can ensure that you don’t have to let any customers down with delays and slow order processing.
With its 3PL warehouse manager, Canary7 equips its users with cutting-edge inventory tracking mechanisms. It grants you full control of your inventory, so that you can ensure that everything is in working order, detect errors and anomalies early on, and forecast how much inventory you’ll need in order to fulfil future orders. Our 3PL warehouse manager will help you integrate multiple location tracking within the warehouse and even in between different warehouses, which means that you can centralise the information of your stock in different places, without complicating things for yourself. The 3PL warehouse manager ensures that you can keep your eye on a product throughout its life cycle.
Not all businesses understand this, but picking and packing processes are very important aspects of the entire fulfilment journey. Picking and packing are essentially two components of the overall preparation of an order, and involve the collection of the ordered products as well as their final organisation before they are shipped out for delivery. Picking and packing also play an important part in the inspection of the product. Ideally, these processes should be completed with vigilance so that any possible problems can be tackled before the order is sent to the end-user.
Our 3PL warehouse manager was designed keeping in mind the various needs of a 3PL, including the pick and pack processes. The technology Canary7 equips you with in the form of its 3PL warehouse manager makes the picking process considerably more accurate, which means there are less misspicks and you don’t have to disappoint your customers in this regard. It also streamlines the process of packing, ensuring that the packing team has accurate information about the product at hand and so that they can pack it adequately.
Shipping is arguably the most important aspect of the fulfilment journey. As a process, it is the first point of connection between the sender of a product (i.e. you) and the receiver (i.e. your client’s customer), which means that this process has to be seamless. Although shipping technically takes place outside of the warehouse, the state of your warehouse is likely to have an impact on shipping itself, which is why it more or less becomes a process that must be taken care of in tandem with your warehouse.
With shipping, the main thing you should be on the lookout to ensure is that it is speedy. There is nothing that your customers will dislike more than a delayed delivery, and the best way to avoid that from happening is to make the shipping procedure as smooth as possible. For this, it is important that all the other processes that feed into the shipping procedure are also done on time. All in all, speedy shipping is important because it creates a long-lasting positive impression on the customer.
Since good shipping can only be achieved if there is integration between all the different processes going on within the warehouse, Canary7’s 3PL warehouse manager becomes a must for the shipping process. The 3PL warehouse manager brings efficiency and productivity to the heart of your warehouse, which means that the shipping can also be faster. Not only that, but the warehouse manager works in terms of helping you tune out all the noise and focus on the processes that really matter, so that they can perfect them which will ultimately lead to seamless shipping, and leave your customers in awe. With our software solutions, you can only benefit from API integrations that connect you to top-notch courier and shipping companies such as FedEx and DHL. This will allow you to ship more orders and hence, increase your profit margins.
Labour management is an important aspect of the overall warehouse management as well. It is the process which involves you managing your workforce, delegating the right tasks to them, and organising their efforts in a way that actually has a positive impact on your business in the longer run. Labour management is all about equipping your workers with the support they need to help your business grow, and hence is not only linked with productivity at work but also understanding ways to boost employee retention.
No matter how advanced the technology and equipment in your warehouse is, it can never be as powerful as your workforce. Your team is the backbone of your warehouse, which is why labour management is an important part of working towards your ideal 3PL operations. When the team is well-managed and organised, your processes automatically become fast and efficient, which means that you are able to get more out of your warehouse than before. Labour management also allows you to get to know your employees better, and have an overview of their strengths and weaknesses. This will allow you to delegate tasks in accordance with what your employees are good at.
Canary7’s 3PL warehouse manager understands that you need to focus on your team if you are working towards long-term success, which is why our WMS enables you to manage your staff a lot better. Not only that, but you can pair our 3PL warehouse manager with our labour management software solutions, which will take the ultimate state of your warehouse even further up a notch. With our unique, gamified approach, you get to engage your employees and provide them with incentives to improve the situations of the warehouse. Not only that, but Canary7’s gamified solutions are also likely to make work a lot more enjoyable for your employees, which is the ultimate way to win over their loyalty to your business.
Warehouse reporting exists to ensure that you are keeping a necessary log of all the warehouse activity. A typical warehouse report will consist of quite a lot of information – such as the presence and state of all the items in your stock, as well as all the interactions that have been made in connection to the said item. Some other things that a warehouse report may include are the availability of items, total sales of items, cost, quantity, and usability, and order details for each order.
Your warehouse report is essentially an overview of how well you are doing as a warehouse. Not only that, a warehouse report can be the basis of your warehouse optimisation plan, as it provides all the necessary information needed to make decisions that will actually contribute towards the success of your business. Warehouse reporting is an important process as it helps highlight the strengths and weaknesses of your business, and also enable you to understand which areas within your operations need the most attention from you.
Our 3PL warehouse manager makes reporting a breeze. Because all the important information you have is available throughout your fulfilment journey, it is easy to amalgamate all of it in report form and make use of it. At Canary7, we believe that generating valid data is not enough; you should also be able to make sense out of it. For this reason, our 3PL warehouse manager makes the extra effort to present information to you in a simple yet effective manner, enabling you to focus on the details that matter and tune out those that don’t.
Our warehouse management system is the best for 3PL businesses who want to streamline their warehouse activity without compromising on the unique features of their operations. With cutting-edge technology that makes it easier to elevate your business, our WMS is renowned for helping businesses tackle various fulfilment and warehousing challenges with utmost ease. Not only that, but you can also easily optimise warehouse space, save money, and increase profit margins using our top-class warehouse management system.
For 3PLs, order management is no piece of cake. However, it can be done with Canary7! Our order management system makes it easy for you to streamline order processing and make it 100% efficient. Take high volumes of orders and impress your customers with speedy delivery. Provide your clients and customers alike with awe-worthy reverse logistics and handle returns like the pro you are. Without an order management system, your competitors will be left wondering just what exactly is your order management secret.
Your inventory is the most important aspect of your business as a 3PL. After all, your clients trust you with their products, and it is ultimately your responsibility to ensure that nothing happens to the stock at hand, and that the right products make it to the right orders. Easier said than done, but our inventory management system can help. Use our inventory management solutions to navigate various inventory related challenges such as under stocking, overstocking, and shrinkage.
Your workforce matters, which is why the human element of your business is at the forefront of not only our 3PL warehouse manager, but also all other solutions. Our labour management system in particular is a great tool to handle all your employees and ensure that the warehouse activity is not taking a toll on them, and also that the different skill sets available in your workforce are being fully utilised in the warehouse management procedures.
The equipment in your warehouse is also a focus at Canary7, because at the end of the day, the better controlled and maintained your machinery is, the more efficient your overall warehouse management procedures can be. With the help of our warehouse control system, you can ensure that you are in control of all the equipment at your warehouse. Paired with our warehouse manager, the warehouse control system is even more likely to have a positive impact on your business overall.
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