Regulatory and Business Challenges for Warehouse Management in 2023

Introduction

As manufacturers and distributors face escalating costs and complexity in their businesses, the demand for greater productivity in warehouse operations grows. For these companies to remain competitive and profitable, they must find ways to drive warehouse performance to new levels based on their individual company needs. However, their existing ERP systems often lack the automated capabilities necessary to increase visibility into operations, enhance market agility, and boost warehouse productivity.

Regulatory Challenges

Regulatory challenges loom over warehouse management. With high-profile recalls on everything from toys to dog food to peanut butter, manufacturers are clearly under growing pressure to track their products with even greater precision. They must have immediate access to data on everything from lots to serial numbers to shipping locations if they are to avoid crushing costs—and legal penalties, in the case of a recall. Complicated supply chains further contribute to the risk of expensive recalls.

Business Challenges

The limitations of many companies’ warehouse operations often come from these three factors: orders, labor, and the warehouse assets themselves. To drive performance and productivity gains in warehouse operations, manufacturers and distributors must confront the inadequacies of how these issues are handled.

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  • Inefficient asset use—Yet another factor limiting the performance of today’s manufacturers and distributors is the tendency to underuse assets such as equipment and warehouse space. Considering the growing demands they face, the natural tendency is to spend more on warehouse equipment such as forklifts, pallet racks, and conveyors. Companies are also likely to contract for more warehouse space—often at premium rates.

    Rather than better utilizing the assets they currently possess—and keeping costs in check—companies instead see costs rise as they acquire more assets. As a result, they are likely to be out-maneuvered by high-performing competitors with the ability to generate more from less. Read more about how capacity planning can help you manage assets to save money and increase output.

Wrap Up

These regulatory and business challenges are not insurmountable. A modern ERP solution implemented to meet your organization’s specific needs can help overcome these challenges.

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Please note: This blog post was based on the Executive Brief Conquering costs, complexity, and customer demands with warehouse management from Infor and updated by Datix