NetSuite 2022.1 Warehousing Updates Focus on Increasing Profitability, Accuracy and Save on Processing Times
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Retail demands have increased by 3.8% in North America for January 2022, and globally for a 16.8% increase for online sales. This increase gives both an opportunity and a push for warehouse managers for more output. Operation managers must then figure out how to utilize their resources efficiently to ensure they meet these demands and not fall under economic pressures.
NetSuite 2022.1 Warehousing has compiled a suite of custom solutions to make warehouse operations more efficient and reduce management worries. Starting with updates in automation, warehouse managers can experience faster, more accurate daily processes to meet the demands. This release review also introduces the new centralized dashboard in NetSuite Analytics Warehouse that helps busy project managers see cash flow trends and optimize the supply chain management.
NetSuite 2022.1 Warehousing focuses on optimizing all aspects of the receiving, storing, and fulfilling stages. Explore more on NetSuite 2022.1 release in the overview document below:
Automated Packing and Picking on Mobile App
The current release allows operations employees to do more on NetSuite’s Warehouse Management System (WMS) mobile app. From performing order processing to wave transactions, organizing and storage to staff administrative processes.
NetSuite 2022.1 Warehousing comes with real-time insights on each process in the supply chain to ensure project management visibility and quality inspections at any required stage. This information also helps managers to keep an eye on inventory with their complete warehouse management system.
NetSuite Pack Station – Packing Efficiency:
Package Weight Conversions
Warehouse employees can now convert easily between kilograms to pounds based on item weight requirements. No longer stopping to calculate the unit conversion and lessening the chance of errors.
Bulk Pack for “Ship as Is”
The updates allow workers to process “Ship as Is” items in bulk, for both packing and unpacking. This lessens any duplicating issues when picking similar items that are needed for different orders at one time.
Instructions Access Before Packing
NetSuite Warehouse Management System (WMS) App- Picking Efficiency:
Wave Filtering on Mobile Device
Picking & Wave Transactions
Warehouse Operations are Optimized for Efficiency
Warehouse employees have a better handle on logistics on inbound inventory ensuring proper receipt and storage. In addition, transportation can be managed and monitored easily with the NetSuite WMS system.
Updates on the mobile app now ensure each item is received accurately and can be easily viewed instantly to fulfill any open orders. For putaway strategies, only the required item information is acquired and, at the same time, put into the inventory.
NetSuite 2022.1 has optimized each stage of the order fulfillment process, by ensuring customers receive their orders with speed and accuracy. The warehouse workers also experience simplified and standardized processes that lessen errors and improve operational efficiency with the allocation at fulfillment functionality.
Let’s explore each stage of order fulfillment from identifying and releasing orders, to assigning them to item lots, plus additional optimized capabilities at sub-stages.
Wave Release for Identifying and Releasing Orders
It is easier to identify appropriate orders to be released in waves based on any of the custom record types:
- ETA (estimated time of arrival) or shipping dates
- Item types
- Specific Zones
- Delivery Method
Releasing all picked items together increases efficiency and saves time.
Recommended Item Lots
Warehouse Picking Guidelines
Pick Path and Zone Picking Strategies
Additional Business Intelligent Features in Pack Station mobile app
Pre-Built Analytics for Warehouse Operations
List of Pre-Built Analytics from NetSuite 2022.1 Release:
Explore more advanced features of the NetSuite 2022.1 Release
Get a comprehensive overview of the current updates NetSuite has for other industries in the Release Notes.
Test your business workflows! See how the latest updates can optimize your business by testing the new features in the Release Preview Test Account.