Inventory Management through handheld devices

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iVend handheld enables the retail workforce to manage store inventory using a handheld device running Windows Mobile OS version 6.0 or 6.5. iVend handheld helps in efficient stock take and goods management . iVend Handheld has been designed to be intuitive and extremely efficient. The use of the iVend Handheld results in improved data accuracy, increased mobility, and convenience, thereby streamlining movement, counts and queries while reducing human errors.

As an Integrated module in the newly released iVend POS 6.2, it helps in streamlining retail inventory operations and stock take minimizing the human error percentage.

Automation of inventory stock take has helped retailers worldwide by reducing their man-hours spent in managing inventory and resolving errors. The seamless integration between iVend POS with handheld helps improve data integrity with up-to- the- minute tracking.

Other major benefits observed using a handheld device include:

Improve Inventory Accuracy to Reduce Data Entry Errors with Barcode scanning
Using barcode scanning rather than manual data entry to record transaction data improves data accuracy and reduces data entry time. Handheld devices increase productivity through reduced data entry and streamlined user time motion activities. They enable process automation, which increases throughput and decreases material cycle times.

Improve Transaction Accuracy with Real –Time Data Validationsmall image for ivend

Inventory accuracy improves two-fold through the reduction of data entry errors as well as the capability to identify inventory inaccuracies faster. Inventory accuracy techniques such as cycle counting are more efficient when performed with real -time barcode scanning capabilities.

The benefits of improved inventory accuracy include having the right material on hand when needed, optimizing replenishment and fulfillment plans, and decreasing the carrying costs of excess materials.

Reduce Latency Using Handheld Devices

Handheld devices enable users to enter transactions and perform inventory requests pertaining to goods and stocks in real time at the point of use. Transaction validation takes place online, identifying valid data immediately. Real -time inventory information improves the quality of supply chain collaboration, enables accurate requests for replenishment orders, and optimizes warehouse and supply site scheduling activities and resources.

Improve Worker Productivity

Accelerate Data Entry Using Handheld Devices

In combination with barcode scanning, data entry using applications on handheld devices enable a more efficient use of man-hours, improved time-motion activities, and an ability to perform validation and corrections online and in real time. Users also have access to more information, such as inventory availability, process receipts, and issues without having to change stations or work locations. Users may complete inventory transactions from anywhere inside or outside the facility. Handheld devices may be assigned to users, significantly reducing dependencies on adequate space and allowing users to access the system wherever they are.

Deploy Diverse Hardware

iVend handheld Module runs on any handheld device that can run a standard WinMobile 6.5 client. The architecture also supports most standard barcode encoding formats.

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