You’ll also have to agree with the warehouse team how to manage inventory levels. There are a couple of ways to do this.
You can usually do it through your website order system, where when the order is processed, the stock level per unit drops by one. You can set re-order reminders to replace the stock at certain levels.
This is the simplest approach.
But, it’s not perfect.
You have to set up the system to give access and visibility to the warehouse and delivery team, because it’s important to help them manage stock levels.
There are many things that can happen, outside of the system that will impact inventory levels. So, you need the ability to go in and make adjustments.
For example, if items get damaged or interfered with while in the warehouse, Or, if items get damaged or stolen at some point between the warehouse shelf and the delivery. Or, even if there’s just a miscalculation of the number of units when the goods go in to the warehouse.
You may already have your own (SAP) system to manage inventory. The warehouse team may also have their own system. It’s important to make to make sure these systems all “talk” to each other.
Once packed, you need to label the product with the delivery details. The order details should have come through from the order form. You want to make sure, there’s a clear and automated system for labelling in the warehouse.