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This month's FAQ: How can I make my warehouse more efficient?

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Speed up processing and eliminate data entry errors with a single, streamlined system.

As an Area Manager with UPS Global Customer Solutions, Scott Hayes has helped several small- to medium-size companies streamline warehouse and shipping operations.

"UPS WorldShip® can cut processing time from two or three minutes per order down to ten or fifteen seconds." – Scott Hayes, Area Manager with UPS Global Customer Solutions.

"Integrating a company's in-house order entry system with UPS WorldShip® functionality is a great timesaver," he says. "It can cut processing time from two or three minutes per order down to ten or fifteen seconds."

How it works: "We can integrate WorldShip with whatever order management system a company is using, allowing them to scan a barcode or enter an order number and have all the ship-to information automatically populate. This often includes the UPS service level such as UPS Worldwide Express®, UPS Next Day Air® or UPS Ground, the weight of the package, and other reference data," Hayes says.

And according to Hayes, that integration can greatly expedite processing, eliminate data-entry errors, and can work in reverse as well.

"Once an order is completed, all the data can be pushed back into the order-entry system to show the order was completed, the ship date, tracking number and cost of shipping. That impacts customer service, finance and accounting, as well."

To see how WorldShip can help transform your shipping processes, contact your UPS account manager for more details.

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