The Problems With Failure to Automate
The supply chain continues to suffer from a shortage of talent for many different jobs. The need to do more with less transcends all industry boundaries. In the supply chain, shortage of available drivers, capacity, and myths and misconceptions about the supply chain as a dirty or outdated industry create more work than can be accomplished. Moreover, the demands on the supply chain only grow, especially as e-commerce swells and multimodal shipping becomes the new standard for reaping efficiencies. In other words, a failure to ensure that the supply chain is automated properly leaves your company struggling to meet basic needs.
The Supply Chain Is Automated More With Each Passing Day
Additional Benefits of Automated Supply Chains
- Lower labor costs that derive from fewer manual processes and tasks that eat away at time management, such as instant quoting capabilities and automated booking functions for logistics service providers.
- Increased customer service levels resulting from faster processing, fewer errors in order fulfillment, and accurate delivery to ensure customers receive what they ordered without exception or delay.
- Less manual work in managing basic supply chain processes and transactions.
- A decreased prevalence of errors within supply chain systems and data.
- Lower safety risks to employees through deployments of automation that involve robotics.
- Increased attractiveness of the supply chain due to its tech-driven nature that will help alleviate the talent shortage.
- More transparency within supply chain processes that help keep customers and stakeholders informed.
- Integrated, automated functions that share data between supply chain partners and enhance collaboration.