What every warehouse manager needs to know about ERP systems

////What every warehouse manager needs to know about ERP systems

As warehouses and distribution centers become increasingly bogged down by manual processes, companies are more frequently adopting enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to help decision makers have more oversight over supply chain environments. However, just because a business has seen the light and is turning to ERP solutions does not mean the platform will solve all of its woes.

In particular, CIO.com noted that two of the biggest issues that arise during the ERP software implementation process are that companies are not ready to fully take advantage of its benefits and that in-house IT teams are not ready to manage and oversee the solution. Unless processes are updated to maximize the software's return on investment, then it's likely warehouse managers will realize no discernable benefit from the system. In addition, companies should make sure their technical staff understand the platform and its benefits before even discussing the implementation process.

"Even if a company installs on-premise ERP software for the so-called right reasons and everyone can agree on the optimal definition of a customer, the inherent difficulties of implementing something as complex as ERP is like, well, teaching an elephant to do the hootchy-kootchy," the news source noted.

To address these issues and optimize the warehouse management software system, companies may want to leverage a certified ERP consultant to make sure the platform can help the business become more streamlined.

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