Improving Inventory Control
Properly managing inventory is one of the most complex, yet important tasks when operating a facility such as a truck yard or warehouse. Without accurate and real-time inventory oversight, items can get lost or misdirected and shipments can be delayed.
This means inaccurate or late orders, which results in a poor customer experience. That can significantly harm the reputation of your business. Even if delays do not negatively affect your customers, they will slow down your workflow, making your organization less efficient. This hurts morale and makes it much more difficult to manage your site.
Even in a quiet facility, onsite staff can be challenged to keep an accurate view of inventory as new shipments arrive, items are picked up, and assets are moved around the yard.
It’s simply impossible for an onsite employee to be everywhere at once, to oversee all the movement of assets into, out of, and around the facility. This often results in a confusing environment and an incorrect picture of your inventory situation. Over time, this sort of disorder can hurt your organization.
Remote Inventory Tracking and Surveillance
Live remote monitoring can streamline your organization’s inventory control process. With remote monitoring, cameras are installed throughout your property, giving agents the ability to watch over an entire site 24/7. This can significantly improve inventory tracking, ensuring that nothing is lost or misplaced in your organization.
With the Birdseye Security solution in place, Birdseye agents are available to support the complex task of managing inventory – even in the busiest of facilities.
The Birdseye solution combines the intelligent use of technology with professionally trained agents to ensure that goods are tracked from the moment they enter the facility to the moment they leave, including any potential movement within the property.
- As agents manage the arrival of vehicles to the facility, they can process manifests, matching the contents to a trailer identification number(s) and assigned parking space(s).
- They then monitor the delivery of the trailer to the assigned location – and can intervene should there be any potential for error. If the contents of a trailer are being removed and distributed amongst other vehicles, that can also be supervised throughout the facility.
- Any departing drivers are processed at the departure gate. Again, manifests can be checked to ensure the right vehicle has the right trailer and is headed to the right destination.
- Should there be any discrepancies, they will be caught before the vehicle leaves the facility, reducing the potential impact of the error.
This system helps ensure that you never lose track of any inventory and that all shipments that leave the lot are accurate. The result is increased efficiency and greater customer satisfaction.
For more information on inventory control and remote video monitoring, please contact Birdseye Security Solutions today.
In addition to monitoring inventory, it’s also important that your organization keep accurate records. Remote monitoring can assist in this process as well. As Birdseye agents process incoming and outgoing vehicles, all information associated with them is logged in real-time.
This includes important information such as the inventory manifest, identifying marks on the truck and trailer (license plates, trailer numbers, etc.), arrival and departure times, driver identity, and much more.
While assets remain in the yard, any movement will be tracked and recorded to ensure that nothing, once arrived, becomes lost.
All information is recorded electronically, in real time to ensure accurate and complete information for inventory reporting. Video archives are available as proof of the accuracy of the information captured in the reports.
Automated reporting is available for all inventory and information is provided to clients on the frequency they require.
Contact Birdseye Security today to find out how our inventory control solutions can help your facility.
Trust Birdseye Security
Our team has extensive experience working with truck yards, warehouses, factories, and other facilities to provide security, safety, and inventory control solutions. When you work with the Birdseye team, you are working with a dependable organization that places your company’s needs at the forefront at all times.
We can install a comprehensive monitoring solution that is unique to your property and your specific requirements. We’ll then assist with inventory control and facility monitoring, providing you with the comprehensive monitoring and detailed reporting that you need to help you succeed. For more information, please contact us today.