There many reasons why a business decides to look into warehouse automation technology. In a paper-driven, manual warehouse, it’s one event or a series of events that will finally push the decision makers at a company to act.  This event usually has had a significant price tag associated with it.  Here is a short list of events that can create big costly problems in a paper-driven warehouse:

  1. Loss of one or more customers
  2. Continued lost sales due to poor fill rates or inaccurate inventory
  3. Warehouse has run out of space
  4. Inventory costs are too high
  5. Overhead costs are exorbitant
  6. Inventory accuracy has dropped below an acceptable percentage
  7. High turnover rate for employees
  8. Excessive labor rates due to inventory movement being inefficient
  9. Having a high return rate on products that then have to be re-stocked
  10. Not having complete operations visibility and lack of ERP connectivity

Any event that drives up your costs in the warehouse or contributes to lost sales and even worse lost customers are what supply chain professional consider should consider trigger events that ultimately drive a company to find a solution; including Warehouse Management Solutions. Supply chains are becoming ever more complex and demands from customers continue to escalate as perfection is frequently required.

Don’t make the mistake of thinking your business is too small to consider a WMS.  It’s just not the case. The return on investment of a properly installed warehouse management solution can be surprising quicker than you may image along with the following benefits:

  • Increase your profits
  • Improve your customer satisfaction
  • Increase employee accountability & productivity
  • Reduce Inventory problems
  • Lower overhead
  • Improve warehouse space usage

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Posted by iCepts Technology Group, Inc. A HighJump Warehouse Edge Partner in the United States