Fixing Supply Chain Woes: Why Your WMS is More Important than Ever
December 22, 2021
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You’ve seen it in the headlines. It affects everyday life whether you are a consumer or a provider of goods. Supply chain backlogs are crippling product sales all over the world and it’s costing companies big time. These can include late shipments, persistent out-of-stocks, and disgruntled customers, to name a few.
With no supply chain relief in the immediate future, it’s more important now than ever to have a good grasp of your current warehouse management system (WMS) software and its capabilities. Is your current WMS software living up to your expectations? A re-evaluation of your WMS software may be in order.
To be the most efficient, and therefore most profitable during and after the supply chain crisis, the right WMS software can help you come out on top.
Top Benefits of Superior Warehouse Management (WMS) Software
Better Inventory Visibility – If your current WMS software is constantly experiencing outages or not updating in real-time, it can lead to major operational issues. With a more powerful WMS software system from Argos, you can view accurate inventory information to see what’s actually in stock and ready to go during all points of the process. From receiving to stocking to storing, having a clear picture of exactly what you have on hand means you can maintain the appropriate amount of stock, process orders, and ship on time without issue. It also provides valuable forecast information to help you get a jump on reordering stock in ample time to avoid supply chain issues.
Lower Operating Costs – If your current WMS software is lacking in one or more areas, it can drastically affect your operations. Having employees scurrying all over the warehouse trying to locate products because your current software doesn’t allow for proper tracking wastes time. The right software can lower your operating costs by ensuring you’re using your warehouse space and labor as efficiently as possible. A superior provider like Argos can aid you in determining the proper inventory location, shelving and pallet arrangement, and equipment needed for optimal functionality.
Optimal Security – Are your warehouse operations truly protected through your WMS software? It is key that your software provides the highest security to thwart any threats to your operations that can create further problems amidst the current supply chain crisis. A superior system creates audit trails so transactions are tracked to specific employees, thus significantly reducing the risk of theft and improving accountability. Software with user-access enhancements means you have better control of who has access to different levels of information across your organization.
Just-in-Time Inventory Capabilities – Just-in-time (JIT) inventory control is crucial during the current world supply chain plight. JIT inventory ensures you aren’t holding large amounts of inventory for long periods of time. Whether you house sourced products from overseas or locally, if your current WMS software doesn’t supply real-time JIT information, it could be costing you more than you know.
Improved Billing Management – Billing tools or modules built right into WMS software or that can seamlessly integrate with third-party apps make the process of managing A/R and A/P a snap. Having a powerful software package from Argos allows you to manage billing without the hassle and added resources involved if your current software does not provide this solution.
Enhanced Supplier and Customer Relationships – This is more important now than ever given today’s uncertain supply chain atmosphere. By having superior WMS software, you can realize shorter wait times at the docks, and the ability to schedule receipt of shipments, all resulting in shorter delivery times to customers. This drastically improves order accuracy and fulfillment, plus the overall, general reputation you’ll gain for on-time and on-point capabilities resulting in happy customers.
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