Datalinx Blog

Welcome to the Datalinx blog. Here we cover a range of posts and conversations based around our experiences of warehousing, barcoding and Sage software.

NOW AVAILABLE - ZEBRA MC3300

Datalinx Computer Systems are pleased to announce that the Zebra MC3300 is fully compatible and approved for use with its Warehouse Management System for Sage Enterprise Management (WHMX3).

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Datalinx Computer Systems Ltd are the market leader in warehouse management for Sage and we work with numerous companies to ensure that our customers have a selection of handheld barcode scanners to use in their business environment, all able to utilise the impressive WHM X3 capability.

To show all of these superb scanners, we have supplied you with a document which details all of the products which work alongside WHM X3:

Click here to view the entire Warehouse Management (WHMX3) Scanner Range

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Improve your warehouse layout

3 ways to improve your warehouse layout

Alongside Warehouse Manager 200, or X3, having an efficient warehouse layout would be the difference between processing your customers’ orders with maximum efficiency and not.

1 - Choose the right racking to suit the size of your warehouse

It can be a daunting task when choosing the most appropriate racking for your warehouse and choosing the wrong kind of racking could at best lead to an adverse effect on the efficiency of your warehouse or, at worst, an expensive re-fit within a short time frame.

The size of your building and its structure will directly impact what type of racking system you should be utilising in your warehouse.

You will need to identify:

  • The correct pallet size(s) for your operation
  • Decide what storage racking and handling system to use
  • Choose which vehicle is best for each operation
  • Work out the space needed for receipts and despatch areas, supporting areas & facilities

 2 - Design your warehouse to be safe and make life easier for your staff

Ensuring that your warehouse is safe not only means less accidents and increased costs to you as a business; it also helps your operation to run more smoothly and efficiently.

 3 - Ensure that the space in your warehouse is used effectively

With so much to fit into a warehouse, it is not only essential that you use all of the space you have, but also use it in the most effective way possible.

  • Storage Space: To store goods and materials
  • Office Space: Can include meeting rooms, reception and mail rooms
  • Loading Docks: For shipping and receiving goods
  • Light Industrial Space: Use for the processing of materials
  • Computer Centres

Only include areas that are absolutely essential to the running of your business. Underused areas could be used for other, more productive parts of your warehouse.

For warehouses that store a wide variety of products, or where stock rotates on a seasonal basis, the versatility of your racking will be a major point to consider. Some racking systems are limited in the variety of different goods they can be used to store.

The answer is that if your stock rotation, access requirements and variety of goods are all likely to change frequently, your racking needs to be able to as flexible and versatile as possible to support your needs.

 

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DATALINX EMBRACES ZEBRA’S BRAND NEW ANDROID HANDHELD – THE TC20

Datalinx Computer Systems Ltd are pleased to announce that they have certified Zebra Technologies Inc’s brand-new Android handheld, the TC20, for use with the Datalinx Warehouse Management System for Sage X3. 

The WHM X3 system allows the operatives in the warehouse to be wirelessly connected to the central system using the TC20 – the latest in wireless hardware technology which is lightweight, durable and affordable.  

These two components work extremely well together as they provide the user with cost effective solutions that are designed and developed to deliver the warehousing functionality that today’s business requires.  The WHM X3 system has been written and embedded within Sage X3, ensuring any business can accurately manage its inventory. 

Both the Datalinx WHM X3 Sage software and the Zebra TC20 are available globally across the USA, UK, Europe and Asia.

 
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