WHY DO YOU reALLy NEED TO CONSIDER A WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM?

PART IV

PUBLISHED 1 APRIL 2022

SECURING THE FUTURE OF YOUR BUSINESS

As we all try to recover from the last couple of years, and forge into the future, more and more companies are investing in good software systems to drive their company forward – including your customers! And it is those customers who will expect complete integration between your businesses, that you will have suitably advanced IT capabilities, particularly in these days of increased remote and home working.

Despite perhaps what can be seen as uncertain pressures relating to the current global situation, in a number of aspects, it has been reported that a majority of those in Logistics and the Supply Chain are still expecting to see an increase in technology investment in the near future. The main concern for the majority of companies looking to invest in technologies, however, is finding solutions that provide a clear and immediate return on that investment, with slightly less focusing on putting finance towards a system that will allow for future growth.

The implementation of a Warehouse Management System pays for itself within a matter of months, of course, by reducing your on-going operational costs, as was highlighted in the previous parts of this article. It also provides a good basis for facilitating future growth, by improving your internal efficiencies and allowing for more work to be completed within the same timeframe.

Your manual warehouse may have been working without any issues for years, you aren’t aware of any immediate problems, and purchasing a WMS may seem like a massive investment that simply isn’t worth it to you right now. But say your highest value customer decides that they would like to send you files electronically, and they would also like an electronic file sent back, and on realising that you can’t support this functionality they decide to look elsewhere for a provider.

Where would this above scenario leave your business? In most cases the realisation that a forward-thinking investment a few months ago would have solved all your problems is a realisation that is, unfortunately, just too late. With the LocateIT Warehouse Management System from Clydebuilt Business Solutions, and the communication potential that it provides, however, you need never worry about being left behind.

Coming Soon: Points to consider when selecting a WMS


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