Don’t have time to spend auditing your business processes?
Reviewing the supply chain management of your business may not be on the top of your ‘to do’ list for the year but when was the last time you took a good look at your business processes?
Think your business operations are ‘running fine’? Well, look a little closer, delve a little deeper and you may just find that you’re using out-dated supply chain methods that cost your business time and money.
One of the easiest ways to increase efficiency, boost productivity and save money is to go paperless. Yet many businesses still use pieces of paper to generate, pick and pack orders, probably because ‘that’s the way it’s always been done’. However, to truly revolutionise your business, you need to move with the times, and this includes streamlining processes that may have worked well in the past, but no longer pass muster when there are better alternatives out there.
Implementing a new, cloud-based operating system may seem daunting at first, but with intuitive design and easy-to-use technology, you can reap rewards like increased productivity and significant cost savings. By replacing paper orders with iPads (or other tablets) loaded with live data, you’ll be liberating your staff from time consuming practises like double handling and cross-checking paper orders against boards. At management level, you’ll be able to generate reports instantaneously using real, live data, staying effortlessly connected to your stock room and supply chain no matter where you are.
The paperless, cloud-based, Nucleus Logic system has helped many businesses save time and money because:
- Working with live data makes order packing easier, quicker and more able to cope with order changes
- Removing paper orders lessens the chance for human error, double handling or misinterpretation
- Using iPads and tablets makes packing orders a more fluid process for employees
- The availability of real time data makes reporting and sales analysis simpler and more accurate for managers
Despite the obvious benefits, some business owners report that one of the barriers towards going paperless is concern for how their staff will adapt to the new system. Fortunately, iPads (and other tablets) are one of the easiest devices to learn how to use. Thanks to their intuitive interface, lightweight design and large screen, iPads are easily used by everyone from technophobic seniors to toddlers!
So, one simple change to your supply chain management can result in a range of proven benefits for your business. But there’s one more benefit to going paperless: you use less paper! Might seem obvious but a business based on less paper is not only beneficial for the environment, it’s also beneficial for your office admin budget.