Installing a Warehouse Management System into an existing warehouse project can be extremely beneficial for not only the operations side of the business, but also for the employees who are currently working within a warehouse. Over the past 10-years, warehouses, companies, businesses and organizations alike have begun implementing Warehouse Management Systems that work off computers – usually stored in the cloud. Nowadays, there is barely any warehouses still using paper-based WMS, as these are difficult to keep track off, and it’s still possible to lose paper documents. A UK based company Aidc Solutions has seen a dramatic increase in the number of enquiries for bespoke systems over the last 18 months, this may be done to the tablet computer and now warehouse staff can check the system whilst on the move.
The first advantage of using a computer-based Warehouse Management System is that you’ll have increased accuracy over each shipment. You’ll be able to monitor every order, right from the moment it’s picked, to the moment it’s shipped out. You’ll also be able to see the amount of inventory that you have in real-time, and be able to track the shipments that are coming in, as well as leaving the facility.
Next, you’ll be able to improve the productivity of the whole workforce, because each employee will know and understand what needs to happen next. There’s no reason for employees to run around trying to find a piece of paper, because they’ll be able to access the electronic based Warehouse Management System at any time. In addition to this, Warehouse Management System provides increased visibility because you’ll be able to track the whereabouts of your shipments and resources in real-time. Your whole workforce will be able to work in a streamlined manner, and you’ll soon to see that the whole operation of your warehouse has improved.