4 Reasons Why Small Businesses Need to Integrate Warehouse Management

Jan 9, 2019 12:33:09 PM

 

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If you are a small business, you already know how crucial inventory management is, for a healthy bottom-line. Effective warehouse management helps you keep track of all the goods and items that your business has, efficiently and timely. However, it is easier said than done. For small businesses, it is very important to manage warehouse operations and integrate the supply chain with that warehouse and related processes. In this blog, we will talk about 4 reasons why it is absolutely necessary for you to integrate your warehouse management.

1. Optimizing inventory – For a small business, it is essential to remove the imbalance between demand and supply of inventory. Integrated warehouse management enables you to set inventory targets, based on the demand and supply variability. An accurate inventory mix can satisfy immediate customer demand while avoiding any overstock or understock situations. An integrated system can extend employees a true and comprehensive picture with up-to-date information that is required to operate a warehouse, stock, and tally inventory to fulfill customer orders. 

2. Minimizing Costs – Warehouse operations can prove to be a very expensive affair. Managed right, it can also prove to be the source of income for your business. By integrating warehouse management with the right technology and processes in place, you can exploit operations to its maximum potential. Integrated systems ensure that warehouse operations are streamlined and automated, minimizing the risk of human errors and damaged or outdated inventory. Automation not only minimizes labor costs but also reduces system errors.

3. Ensuring visibility – I can bet on the fact that however small a business you are, you have to focus on your supply chain performance. For that, you have to have full supply chain visibility. An integrated warehouse management system guarantees more visibility to you, your partners, and your vendors into your inbound planning as well as your shipping and distribution methods. Needless to say, the more visibility, more likely that you will have your operations smoothly.

4. Future-proofing – It is obvious that small businesses will look to continuously improve their processes and optimize efficiency. Your warehouse management system integration will be a very vital step towards making your business future proof. You will have to stay ahead of the trends and technologies that are the future of small business if you want to grow, expand, and/or just add new functionalities to your current system.

Whether you want to enhance the Warehouse Management System (WMS) on your Microsoft Dynamics AX or you want to start your journey of integrating your Warehouse Management, we can help you!

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Adri Cardol

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Product Manager - Microsoft Dynamics NAV Adri Cardol is an experienced business consultant familiar with ERP implementations, distribution, and manufacturing. His expertise also includes integration of applications and e-business.

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