Automated Warehouse garment tracking solution for apparel manufacturers

Our Client is a privately held garment manufacturer whose large selection of women’s and children’s clothing is marketed under private labels and its own through major retail and online stores in the United States.

Client Requirements

  • To remove redundant paper work at various transit points
  • To create a process to move garments within the warehouses, zones, racks, and finally to shipping
  • To build a database for storing the inventory locations that will be used in the semiannual inventory audit

Key Challenges

  • Garments location within the warehouse is mostly visible only to the warehouse personnel who arrange them
  • Merchandizers or supervisors depend on the warehouse personnel to keep track of garments.
  • The life cycle of the garment is only a few weeks and it is essential to find if there is some stock yet to be shipped or sold

Jade Global’s Solution – Inventory Tracking

  • Used handheld device based barcode solution in .NET. Standardized the receiving documents that are barcoded. Each rack and rail, pallet zone is also barcoded.
  • The garment barcodes are scanned and assigned to the rack and rail barcodes
  • A standalone application can query the database for a SKU’s (Style, Color, Label) location.

Business Benefits

  • Easy to use solution for a warehouse personnel
  • Capturing data at the source of the transaction and updating the same as the garments move within the warehouse, removes paper based data entries, avoiding typos and duplicate data entry