I’m not sure if you’ve heard the news, but manual tracking systems— you know, the old logging by paper method— are considered to be pretty outdated.
Frankly, these systems are way too inefficient to be of any help to your organization anymore. Today, your receiving department needs up-to-the-minute tracking capabilities, better security, and, most importantly, speed.
So what, precisely, are the benefits of bringing your package tracking system into the 21st century?
1. Resolve problems before they even happen.
A full-featured automated package tracking solution will alert you to any possible issues that could pop up within your supply chain, which is something that your old-fashioned paper log system cannot offer.
As your business grows, your automated package tracking solution will scale with it; while the potential for issues is still there— in fact, it’s greater than ever as the volume of packages increases—you’ll be able to stop issues before they send your processes wildly off track.
2. Troubleshooting is easier than ever.
Problems are bound to arise, especially when you’re depending on the outdated manual processing system. The question is, can your team solve them before the customers become aware that an issue exists? Time is of the essence, and an automated tracking system can help your team beat the clock.
An automated package tracking solution will give your team the tools they need to create a detailed internal delivery log—complete with package alerts— and reroute packages on thy fly, which will not only increase your team’s accountability, but also the satisfaction of the package recipients.
3. You’ll save a ton of cash.
How much time do your receiving clerks spend shuffling through outdated paper logs, or entering strings of numbers into a computer database? The answer is probably too much.
Not only are those processes time consuming, but they’re also very prone to errors; numbers are easy to transpose, and if the writing on the package is illegible, the numbers recorded could be wrong altogether.
An automated package tracking solution will reduce your labor costs significantly; there will be fewer hours spent entering information manually, saving you cash in the long run.
There’s so much data that your staff needs to enter and track; most automated package tracking solutions can help you track and display the data, enabling your team to track any package to its ultimate point of delivery.
An automated tracking system will not only improve your team’s accuracy, efficiency, and accountability, it will also increase your ROI. You and your team will look good as you save the company cash. It’s a win/win!
4. Lost or missing packages will be a thing of the past.
A package might be marked “received,” but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the intended recipient has it in their hands. Nor does it report that the package was received without damage, or in a timely fashion.
An automated package tracking system offers you more detail than ever before on where any package that enters your facility is at any point in time, as well as when it was delivered and the condition in which it was received.
Why is this important? Well, if you’ve ever been on the receiving end of an angry “Where’s my package?” call, we probably have your attention.
There’s nothing like being able to give the caller the exact coordinates of where their package is located as well as an accurate estimate of when they’ll receive their package. You and your team look like you know what you’re doing, and the calls will decrease. End “Where’s my package?” calls.
5. An automated package tracking system is accurate.
We’ve all heard the phrase, “To err is human.” Your staff is made up of people, and when you’re using a manual process with multiple steps, there are more opportunities for those humans to err.
An automated package tracking system like VueturaTrac™ eliminates many of the steps that drag your team down. Instead, a package’s data is scanned from its label, which means that the need for manual data entry (which is both time-consuming as well as rife with errors) is eliminated. Instead, your package receiving and delivery are both speedy and accurate.
Streamline and refine your processes.
If you’re entering your packages manually into a paper log, you know that the process isn’t as efficient as it can be, but how are your warehouse logistics? If your warehouse’s processes aren’t automated, it could be dragging your whole department down.
Incorporating an automated package tracking system into your processes will significantly increase your efficiency. How? Well, you can link your logistics tools with the preexisting business systems, meaning that you’ll have all the information you could need available at your fingertips.
Your business rivals have already done it.
There’s nothing more motivating than peer pressure, is there? The knowledge that your rivals have already updated their systems and are clicking along at a rate of speed and efficiency that you can’t begin to match can be very incentivizing.
But don’t let that be the only reason you make the change! Think of the very positive benefits that you’ll see in your own department and facility when you decide to take control of your receiving and delivery by implementing an automated package tracking system.
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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