After implementing many Warehouse Management Solutions for different businesses across multiple industries all over the globe with The RIC Group software, eliminating paper in the warehouse achieves greater results.
You’ve probably heard enough nightmare stories of poorly implemented Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) to scare you away from totally eliminating manual processes, but hanging onto paperwork will only slow down your business processes in the long run.
There are quite a few disadvantages when it comes to hanging onto paper; there is high potential for human error when checking off items on paper purchase orders, paperwork is easily misplaced, handwriting is easily misunderstood or misread, and any information put on a piece of paper eventually needs to be entered into an ERP system in the back end anyway.
So why do warehouses hang on to paper like grim death? If a WMS implementation isn’t connected to important areas of your business then staff will struggle working with the system properly as related systems won’t speak to each other. If the WMS implementation is not seamless, then staff will revert back to paper processes.
So consider ditching the timely process of using paper, and ensure you train staff on the technology that is replacing it, such as e-invoicing, or barcode scanning.
At The RIC Group we have many years of implementing successful WMS projects across multiple ERP's and have become a best of breed solution across the globe. Feel free to email us for further information on firstname.lastname@example.org