The global supply chain is constantly growing and changing. Organizations are utilizing the power of technology to help streamline operations for a more efficient, cost-saving process. Supply chain automation can have a significant impact on an organization’s bottom line, so we’ve outlined our top five benefits for investing in supply chain automation for your warehouse and distribution channels.
1. Reduce Operating Cost
Reducing cost while maximizing production is the ultimate challenge for most organizations. Supply chain automation can not only reduce labor cost, but also help drive informed decisions associated with warehouse and inventory storage, asset maintenance and longevity and scheduling.
2. Improve Data Accuracy
Automation can reduce errors associated with manual data entry and can provide real-time visibility to your warehouse management systems. Eliminate paperwork and the time-consuming guess work that can be associated with pen and paper spreadsheets. Make informed decisions about your inventory, assets and workforce with accurate and readily available data.
3. Improve Compliance
Your organization’s ability to comply with industry standards and regulations can affect your business tremendously and utilizing supply chain automation can help drive compliance. Maintain compliance using automation by standardizing operations for employees and vendors, scheduling routine asset maintenance and tracking and trace the flow of good for full warehouse visibility. With automation, systems can check where an item was ordered from, who supplied it—and then track the item all the way to the customer.
4. Increase Customer Satisfaction
In the age of the “Now Economy” customers are both well informed and no longer willing to wait long period before their products arrive. Automation makes meeting the high demands of customer expectations a reality. With supply chain automation you can increase your operational efficiency to finish and send orders faster, error free— making for happy, loyal and returning customers.
5. Reduce Carbon Footprint
Automation can positively impact the environment. Eliminate the need for pen and paper records with the use of barcode scanning and RFID technology for warehousing operations. Process orders for pick, pack, and ship, conduct cycle counts, run inventory audits, and more—all from a mobile device.
Are you wondering how to get started? At Ventureforth we’ve developed a complete suite of cloud mobile apps for Oracle that includes a robust, inventory application that helps automate your supply chain process. Interested in learning more? Download our vStores product datasheet now.