Getting distribution managers out of the office and into the action
By Digital News Asia April 10, 2015
- Mobile set of logistics management software solutions
- Warehouse managers and supervisors can provide real-time coaching and feedback
MANHATTAN Associates Inc has unveiled an application that it said provides distribution managers with unmatched insight into labour, activities, waves and tasks – all on a mobile device.
Manhattan’s Mobile Distribution Management leads warehouse managers and supervisors out of their offices and into the action, where they can provide real-time coaching and feedback to employees, the company said in a statement.
The new mobile application suite has features that allow managers to dynamically allocate work in progress directly from the floor, such as reprioritising tasks, putting tasks on hold, and assigning a task to a specific employee.
“In today’s demanding environment, distributors are challenged to meet higher service levels and operational cost constraints, but they often have limited access to the real-time operational data they need when out on the warehouse floor,” said William Chaylis, South-East Asia regional sales manager at Manhattan Associates.
“Mobile solutions for distribution managers can help them ditch their desktops and gain access to real-time information on their mobile device,” he added.
A recent study by Manhattan Associates found that mobility is a key factor in increasing direct engagement between warehouse supervisors and employees.
One-third of the respondents stated that mobility could double the amount of time that supervisors spend providing feedback and coaching their employees.
The findings of the warehouse mobility study can be found on the Manhattan Associates website.
Manhattan Associates' Mobile Distribution Management system is a set of logistics management software solutions that automate and optimise every touchpoint in your distribution operations and supply chain network, from inventory and slotting to labour and billing, it claimed.
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