COUNT

Optimize Your Inventory Counting with the Count Feature in Mobile WMS

The Count feature in Mobile WMS on a mobile computer from Honeywell
Count Order Line overview in Mobile WMS Count feature
Scanning the location of the items you are counting with Mobile WMS
Entering the quantity of the counted items in this Mobile WMS feature

Count 

Is counting your inventory a resource-intensive task? Perhaps, you are still doing your counting based on “pen and paper”? 

Counting based on pen and paper is typically done by manually performing the count, taking note of the counted quantity on physically printed lists, and then finally entering the data into the financial system. This process requires a high number of man-hours and is often error-prone. 

Many companies perform counts multiple times over the course of a year. Changing to an automated method of handling your counts provides numerous benefits to you and your business 

 

Count in Mobile WMS Supports: 

  • reducing man-hours related to inventory counts 
  • automating the count procedures to simplify workflows, manual practices, and error-prone processes
  • planned and unplanned counts 

 

Planned Count for Physical Inventory Counts and Unplanned Count for Ad-Hoc Counting 

Mobile WMS offers two types of counts: ‘Planned Count’, which is typically your physical inventory count, and ‘Unplanned Count’, which is often used for ad-hoc counting. 

You can perform your warehouse counts in different ways. In some situations, you will likely want to count the entire warehouse, while in other circumstances, you might simply be looking to count a single bin, row, or item. The choice is yours. 

When the physical inventory journal has been set up in your financial system, you will choose the type of count you would like to perform. The journal will then be released to the scanner. At that time, the warehouse employee can select the released physical inventory journal and start the actual count procedure.  

 

Validating Counts 

Per default, our solution is set up so that the count will be performed as a “blind count”. The person doing the count will therefore not be informed of the expected quantity of a particular item, which makes it necessary to count before the quantity is entered. The solution is, however, set up to offer the flexibility of being able to change that format. Through a small customization of the setup, the expected quantity can therefore be shown on the scanner prior to the count.   

Mobile WMS makes certain that the performed count is validated based on a requirement to scan the bin as well as the item barcode.  

When the count is finalized on the scanner, the registrations are transferred to the physical inventory journal in the financial system. If relevant, it is then possible to request a recount before finally posting the count.  

If, during your count, an unexpected item that is not on your physical inventory journal occurs, you are able to add this item to the journal. 

Errors related to a manual counting procedure are very resource-intensive and costly. With Mobile WMS, you can ensure that the count is validated and that you maintain a high inventory accuracy rate.  

Mobile WMS

Features for Microsoft Dynamics 365 BC/NAV

RECEIVE

Register and control received items. Supports lot-/serial numbers and expiry dates.

PUT AWAY

Assign a bin to the received items.

PICK

Picking of single or consolidated orders.

MOVE

Perform planned, unplanned, and bulk movements of items.

BULK MOVE

Perform unplanned bulk movements. Allows you to move all from one bin to another.

COUNT

Perform planned counts. 

LOCATE ITEM

Look-up the bin, the available quantity, and the product data of an item.

ITEM DIMENSION

Add or maintain unit of measure codes, including quantity per unit, measurements, and weight of an item.

PRINT LABEL

Print labels from the mobile device.
* printer license required

SHIPPING

Perform shipment of your items from the mobile device.

ATTACH IMAGE

Use the camera on your mobile device to attach pictures in the work process or create item images.

PRODUCTION

Report consumption, output, and time on released production orders.

ASSEMBLY

Report consumption and output on assembly orders.

PACK & SHIP

Finish packing and shipping directly from the mobile device.