What are the factors that influence going for a full-fledged Warehouse Management System and how to convince your Top Management on the same?
In case you’ve already planned on going for a state-of-the-art warehouse management system, you would have probably done so because there is an urgent necessity for it. However, the management may have other ideas, unless it is explained to them in the proper perspective. In order to convince the management you need to present your case after you have worked out all the essentials, including the minor details. We, at SIERRA believe that although all the employees may be united in their demand for an accounting system, which they feel is essential, the same parameters cannot be applied for justifying a Warehouse Management System. It is your duty to first convince the higher ups in the management hierarchy about the merits of such a state-of-the-art system. They will probably have their own doubts about the need for such a system, which could entail investing a lot of money.
In case your organization is geared up for such a system, you could always present solid figures to justify your case. Before that, you need to brainstorm with the warehouse team to identify the issues they are currently facing and how the cutting-edge technology can help resolve all such issues. Are your competitors having an edge over you and bagging most of the orders while your order books are not very encouraging? The main reason could be an antiquated system that is taking a lot of your precious time with no visible results. What the organization loses due to such shortfalls will probably be much more than the cost of revamping or replacing the outdated system you are currently working with. The figures always speak the truth; hence it pays to recheck the degree of productivity the existing warehouse system accounts for, and work out how much more efficient the system could become once the cutting-edge system is put in place.