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Less than 30 percent of warehouses are efficient, according to “Benchmarking Warehouse Performance,” a study by Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. Efficiency translates directly into money. Maybe that is why you are reading this Blog. You may have been wondering if a WMS system could make your warehouse more efficient. Interestingly, about 30 percent of the warehouses in the United States have a WMS system installed. What are the numbers telling us? Only 30 percent of warehouses are efficient, and less than 30 percent of warehouses have a WMS system installed. Do you see where this is going?
Those numbers are telling me we can fix the “leaking revenues” taking place in 70 percent of warehouses. These leaks involve serious money being lost and customers being poorly serviced. My point is this: There’s a lot of information out there on how to make your warehouse more efficient, but what you need to realize is, “It’s not what you know that counts, it’s what you do with what you know.” Many of you already know your warehouse is inefficient, what are you doing about it?