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Indigo WMS ROI

In today’s fast-paced business environment, optimising supply chain management and logistics operations are critical to staying competitive. Warehouse management plays a vital role in ensuring the efficient movement of goods from the point of origin to the point of consumption. A warehouse management system (WMS) software solution can provide numerous benefits to your business, including increased productivity, accuracy, and cost savings. However, the most significant benefit of implementing a WMS is the return on investment it can deliver.

Here are some of the ways a WMS can provide a positive return on investment:

1. Increased productivity and efficiency

A WMS can streamline warehouse operations, reducing the time and effort required to manage inventory and process orders. By automating tasks such as inventory tracking, order picking, and shipping, a WMS can help your employees work faster and more efficiently. This can lead to a significant increase in warehousing productivity, allowing your business to handle more orders and reduce labour costs. Implementing more efficient picking routines in your warehouse will also result in decreased usage of equipment through optimised planning of resources, resulting in reduced wear and tear on your materials handling equipment (MHE).


2. Improved inventory accuracy

Inventory accuracy is essential for any business that relies on stock levels to fulfil customer orders. A WMS can provide real-time visibility into inventory levels, allowing your business to track stock levels and quickly identify any discrepancies or issues. By improving inventory accuracy, your business can reduce the risk of stockouts or overstocking, which can lead to lost sales or excess inventory costs.


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3. Reduced errors and returns

A WMS can help reduce errors and returns in your warehousing operations by automating order processing and tracking. By ensuring that the right products are picked, packed, and shipped to the right customers, a WMS can minimize the risk of errors and improve customer satisfaction. This can lead to fewer returns and exchanges, reducing costs associated with processing returns and restocking products.

4. Lower costs

By improving efficiency, and accuracy, and reducing errors and returns, a WMS can lower costs associated with your warehouse operations. This includes labour costs, inventory holding costs, shipping costs, and costs associated with managing returns and exchanges. In addition, a WMS can help your business optimise their warehouse space, reducing the need for additional storage facilities.


5. Scalability

A WMS solution can help businesses scale their operations more efficiently. By automating warehouse operations, businesses can handle increased order volumes without the need for additional labour or space.


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In conclusion, implementing a WMS software solution in your warehouse can provide a significant return on investment for your business.


By improving inventory management, streamlining order fulfilment, increasing productivity, and optimising resource allocation, your business can reduce operating costs, improve customer satisfaction, and scale their operations more efficiently.

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Expect to see a full return on investment in, on average, around 12 months

If you are looking to improve your warehouse operations and increase your bottom line, a WMS solution may be the right investment for your business. Indigo WMS will streamline your entire warehouse operations, resulting in a more efficient supply chain and more satisfied customers. Expect to see a full ROI in, on average, around 12 months.


As to how soon you can expect to see a return on investment on your WMS, it depends on several factors, including the size of your business, your annual turnover, and your current overheads, spoilage, and loss.


For more information about the Indigo WMS, or to find out how we can help you to revolutionise your warehouse operations, call us on +44 (0) 191 375 6700, or fill in our online enquiry form. 

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