In a warehouse, it is significantly important that you always have a complete overview of your locations and your items.
With just a single scan of your location labels, you can obtain relevant data regarding the location content. It could be data regarding quantity, size, batch number, serial numbers, etc.
In addition to this, you can also see which items have been reserved for other orders. It could be sales orders, production orders, transfer orders, etc.
You can also see a miniature image of your items. If your images are not already found in your financial system you can simply take a photo with your mobile device, for instance as part of your receiving process. The image is automatically transferred from the item card in your financial system. In case you have a PIM-system (Product Information Management system), in which your images are archived, these can easily be imported to your financial system and displayed on the mobile device.
If the miniature image on the order line does not provide a sufficient level of detail, you can also access an enlarged image with the feature Show Image. Typically, images are larger files. This has, of course, been considered, and all miniature images have only been uploaded in a limited resolution to be used for display on the mobile device. The actual process of uploading the images is done in the background, and without any interference with the general use of the mobile device.
If a barcode on your location is defective or unreadable, you can enter the location manually. As an extra feature, you also have the option to initiate the print of a new barcode via the scanner using the Print-feature. That way you can maintain your location barcodes ad-hoc.
In case you need to find a specific item, which could be placed in other locations, this is also possible. From the shortcut menu, you would simply choose Locate Item. This feature provides access to information about where the requested item is otherwise placed.
Location Content can also be used with great advantage before you, for instance, need to perform an Unplanned Move. The benefit here is that you, prior to completing your move, will get information about the total quantity of the respective item that is registered in your financial system. In case of discrepancies, these will be noticed before you move the item. You can then use the feature Unplanned Count to correct the error immediately.
This type of feature is often referred to as a look-up feature, which is just one of many useful features in Mobile WMS.