7 tips for introducing your scanner solution successfully in your warehouse!
Use the full potential of your scanner solution by following these tips!
Tip 1 – Explain your business goals
The first step is to clarify what your business goals are. The range of potential business goals is big: It ranges from an increase of data quality and improved employee satisfaction to saving time and money when working on the inventory.
Tip 2 – Tidy up!
Introducing a scanner solution like autoscan in your company is the perfect moment to restructure your warehouse. Tidy up, do an inventory, shorten the distances, regroup! The clever and proven processes in autoscan can help you by organizing your warehouse along them (while always considering your individual requirements).
Tip 3 – Involve the management
Being the boss, you have to involve yourself! Management has a vital role to play during the introduction. If you believe in the benefits of the software, let your team know. Learn how the scanner software works yourself, then turn up in the warehouse and start a scanner race with your lager warehouse staff! Jokes aside – you standing behind the introduction of autoscan will increase the acceptance of all users.
Tip 4 – Take users fears seriously
Changes can quickly trigger doubts and fears in your team. It could be the fear of not being able to operate the new system, or being made redundant, or being monitored even more. Pay attention to them before the introduction and take them seriously.
Tip 5 – Establish a team of multiplicators
Aside from management, specialists are needed that wait with anticipation for the introduction of the scanner solution. Name responsible staff members that motivate and inspire colleagues when using the new processes. Theses multiplicators have a high affinity towards technology and innovation and know the most important features and advantages of autoscan. Thee multiplicators are not just contact persons for you team, but also for your partner providing the scanner solution.
Tip 6 – Communication
Human beings are creatures of habit! It’s not surprising that they are unhappy and annoyed when their tools chance without a forewarning.
Inform your whole team in advance about the upcoming introduction of autoscan. A small, internal communication campaign does not have to be to elaborate to create anticipation and excitement. Just use your existing channels for internal communication. It’s equally important to seek feedback from the users after the introduction of autoscan. They will tell you all about needed changes and the current mood of the team.
Tip 7 – Train the users
Naturally, it’s important to know how to operate the scanners und which useful features can be put to good use. But equally important is the question: How do processed and working methods change because of the new software? Prepare yourself for these kinds of questions and focus on the individual needs of the users.
Follow these 7 tips and the introduction of autoscan in your warehouse will be a success story – as was the case with many of our customers. Contact us, if you want to know more about it!
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