Why should eCommerce SMBs automate, and what are the benefits of supply chain automation?

Why should eCommerce SMBs automate, and what are the benefits of supply chain automation
Today, the expansion of AI and eCommerce is widening by manifold. Several brick-and-mortar stores have turned online, as there is considerable hype in online shopping services. However, delivering products to the customers’ doorstep on an estimated timeline has become a nightmare for logistics and warehouse owners as several back-end operations are involved. But this cannot easily be accomplished by following the conventional working methodology in the warehouse, and this is the phase where the automation comes into the picture.

What do you think you’ll take away from this episode?

This episode would justify how small, medium, and large-scale businesses are racing to apply supply chain automation to intensify the throughput and efficacy of warehouse and logistics centres.
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Podcast Transcript:
With e-commerce rising supply chian automation has become a crucial part of the business supply chain.
The main aim here is to bring automation to the warehouses is to lessen the reiterated manual cycles.

In other ways, high-level communication transforms the warehouse environment to provide faster delivery to demanding customers.

Also, let us discuss some of the major benefits of warehouse automation one by one real fast.

Number 1: Real-time inventory information.

In a typical manual warehouse, inventory data is always hand written or input manually into excel sheets.

The figures are usually wrong when a warehouse worker receives a pick ticket, retrieves the product, and manually enters the data into the manual inventory tracking system.

By bringing in automation, there is no hindrance in updating the inventory management system.

Number 2. Improved storage capacity.

The primary motivation for most companies to turn automated warehouse systems is to save space.

By deploying AI-led automation solutions like sorting, packing, and automated dimensioning systems, we can effectively uplift the storage capacity in the warehouse.

Number 3. Increase overall efficiency.

Enabling automation in warehouse can optimise all the processes, shrinks the turnaround time.

Also, Increased fill rates and reduced cycle times could help you avoid costly shipping delays and backorders, which might compromise important customer relationships.

Number 4. Order accuracy.

Automation will improve order accuracy, lowering the cost of returns processing.

Additionally, automated warehouses provide larger working periods for processing orders, allowing firms to complete orders more quickly.

This is Alphonse, Product Manager of VisAI Labs And that’s the logistics insight for today.

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