Optimize the Warehouse: Inventory Management Solutions for Happier Customers
AIT professionals offer decades of experience enhancing inventory management in supply chains
Suboptimal inventory management in the supply chain has led to lost sales for many businesses. After all, it's hard to strike a balance between too little inventory and too much.
Sparse levels of goods in stock, when and where they're needed, can upset customers. But inventory bloat introduces its own liabilities—from storage and insurance costs to theft, damage or spoilage risks.
Unexpected events like a sudden change in the market caused by a recall or tariffs, can leave a business scrambling to meet proper handling, picking, and stocking requirements. That puts revenue, along with customer satisfaction and retention, at risk.
As customer service expectations continue to rise, many businesses, large and small, are turning to third-party logistics providers like AIT to fill the gap.
In short, it's the supervision of goods and/or materials from their point of origin to your customers' hands—and a critical juncture in the supply chain. When executed correctly, it ensures you have the right product in the right place at the right time.
The basic phases of inventory management are:
The process of determining and acquiring raw materials or components for delivery to the warehouse (yours or your 3PL provider's).
Inventory is stored until needed, then raw materials are moved to production facilities where they are used to manufacture finished goods. These products are returned to stock areas until ready for shipment.
Finished goods are pulled to fulfill orders and products are shipped to customers.
We've helped organizations of all sizes and industries—including aerospace, automotive, pharmaceuticals, technology and beyond—make the most of their commodities.
When you partner with AIT you can:
- Reduce excess inventory: Eliminating inventory bloat not only cuts storage costs, it frees up warehouse space and shortens the time between completed picks.
- Better understand your inventory needs: A strong grasp on your inventory needs puts an end to over- or under-ordering, protecting you from backorders—and irritated customers.
- Optimize picking paths: Streamlined picking paths means increased order fulfillment, more confident employees, and improved transit times between picks.
- Enhance data visibility: Tracking technology and data integration help you know when to reorder, how much to order and where to store your inventory. And automated systems eliminate the risk of human errors that accompany outdated, paper-based systems.
AIT uses automation to enhance accuracy, reduce errors, and create intuitive and responsive warehouse and supply chain systems.