If you are in charge of a shipping and receiving department, or if you are a mailroom manager, you may have looked into automated package tracking services. You know you need this type of system, but when it comes to convincing the higher-ups that your department should grow along with the rest of the company, you feel your pleas are falling on deaf ears.
How do you show them that your processes will be tremendously improved with the implementation of an automated inbound tracking system? We’ve compiled three huge benefits of automated inbound tracking, things that often get overlooked but might be persuasive to anyone in charge of purchasing.
1. Your organization will be green.
Every organization wants to be green—well, most do. When it comes to helping out the environment, going paperless is the best thing your organization can do. It’s not only the best way to streamline your receiving processes, but it’s good for Mother Earth.
If you’re still going the horse-and-buggy route of paper-based logbooks and/or inputing package details manually, you know you need an upgrade. But the best way to prove it to your company is by showing them how many trees you will save each year. Going green may be the best way to convince your boss it’s the way to go.
2. You’ll save valuable space.
Frank Kinard, Mail and Copying Services Manager at Seattle Pacific University, was able to reduce a 2,200 square foot space to a 1,300 square foot space using Vuetura’s tracking solutions. They redesigned a building, making receiving and shipping more efficient—reducing staff, square footage and in the process saving time, money, and space the school desperately needed.
A good inbound tracking system will help you get rid of unnecessary bulk, outdated equipment, and overhead, while freeing up space for a more efficient organization. Imagine how your company’s management might feel when you tell them that you’ve freed up valuable square footage.
3. And, an automated inbound tracking system will save your organization a ton of money.
Using outdated paper logs or even entering data into a computer database is extremely time consuming for your receiving clerks. Not to mention that this manual process is a perfect place for errors to occur—nobody’s perfect, and it’s easy to transpose numbers or even forget to enter a package altogether. An automated tracking system will reduce labor by quickly streamlining your processes—you could probably reduce your workforce, or at least reduce the hours worked with a more efficient system in place.
There’s a metric ton of data to be entered and tracked, and most automated systems will track and display this data. This allows your staff to track packages upon arrival to a final delivery point. With this efficiency, operational savings quickly prevail over the initial cost. An automated inbound tracking system will dramatically increase your receiving team’s accuracy, efficiency, and accountability, meaning that the ROI potential is hard for even the most opposed managers to oppose. Automated package tracking will save your organization money and make you and your staff look good in the process.
If you’re now looking for a complete tracking solution and have additional questions, we would love to hear from you. Get in touch with us today and tell us what you need.
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