There are many problems associated with running a warehouse on a paper based system. One of the biggest time wasters when depending on paper is the fact that the information on the paper itself may be outdated or incorrect. This creates what some call “the paper chase”.
As a business owner, and the decision maker, you want to ensure that the benefits of each investment you make in the company outweigh the costs. All successful businesses take the time to consider the cost but the most successful businesses can look past the cost and see the return. This post will lay out some of those details as you consider investing in a warehouse management system for your business.
At Majure Data, we are constantly talking with warehouse managers, organizations, and company heads about the incredible benefits of implementing a custom fit WMS into their work flow. When we show them a few things they've been missing out on by operating solely on people and paper, they begin to realize that there is a simply solution for the problems that have been keeping them from growing. Here are just a few of those compelling reasons we share with other companies like yours.
Many companies think they do not have inventory problems because they are at 99% or better dollar value accuracy. What we find when you look at the variance reports of a physical inventory is that most companies operating a paper based warehouse are typically 40-60% accurate. This means that if you go out and inventory 100 items only 40-60% will be exactly correct in a typical paper based environment. These variances throughout a warehouse inventory are costing companies serious money.
We visit a lot of building products facilities; we see facilities that are immaculate, and some that are less so. The really good facilities are clean, organized, well-lit and safe. These facilities not only have invested in organization, but also have developed a culture where everyone strives to keep things clean and organized.
When you purchase and implement RF Navigator in your warehouse you will immediately see game changing benefits. Data entry time will be reduced, inventory accuracy will jump to almost 90% and your customer fulfillment will be noticeably improved. For many of our customers, these improvements are such a breakthrough that they stop chasing additional benefits...
A Warehouse Management System is built on the premise that if everyone performs their task right the first time it will make it easier and faster for everyone else throughout the organization. This requires mapping out your scenarios and developing standard operating procedures to handle the daily activities and exceptions that occur in any given warehouse or yard. Despite the best laid plans, we all know that exceptions and even errors are going to happen in a warehouse environment on a regular basis.