HAPPY NEW YEAR!
It’s the beginning of a new year. One that we all hope will be prosperous for our businesses. This is also the beginning of a new year for this blog about warehouse management systems and the solutions that help companies be more efficient. So why not start at the beginning.
Why look at a WMS? Simple question and it carries a simple answer, why not. If you are in a business that distributes products from one or more warehouses why not look at how an electronic warehouse management system would improve your operation. Below is a side by side list of pros and cons related to a warehouse management system;
Improved receiving processes Possible employee push back
Increased picking efficiency Potential short term slow down in work
Elimination of most all data entry Cost of SW, hardware, install & training
Reduction in costly errors Short term disruption in business
Employee accountability tracking
Reduction of inventory levels
Improved customer satisfaction
Elimination of physical inventory costs
Enhanced employee accountability
Elimination of lost or outdated inventory
Reduced wear & tear on warehouse equip.
The pros outpace the cons 4 to 1. Pretty strong argument for why a business that has a warehouse operation should at least look into how warehouse management system could benefit there organization.