When searching for a system suitable to operate your supply chain operations there will always be features you are specifically looking out for to suit your business needs. Of course you want a system that can do all the standards, and most do. However, alongside looking for a system to suffice your specific needs, you need to be ensuring it is adaptable, perhaps beyond your current needs, but planning for the future is essential and here are a few reasons why.
Growing your business
As your business evolves you need a solution that can evolve with you, it is not a smart investment to only invest in a product worthwhile for the present time. For example, maybe you aren’t looking to integrate transport and warehouse processes currently, but could this be a potential opportunity in the future? A system should carry you through to the future enabling you to grow bigger and better.
Integrate with other technology
A big factor of adaptable software is ensuring it can integrate with other software applications. Enabling your software to work together, for example; WMS, TMS and ERP systems allow for a versatile seamless supply chain with visibility in all areas. You may work with other technologies for specific processes so a solution that is adaptable with a good team to implement and tailor the system to your needs is essential.
If a system is outdated and unable to adapt to legislative changes you will cause a disadvantage for yourself and your clients. If your solution managing your transport or warehouse cannot evolve alongside your company on a regular basis, it can become hard to keep up with legal requirements and essential needs overtime.
If you are a 3PL it is not just your own operational achievements you need to consider. Using an adaptable system enables any required changes, revisions and increase in need from any of your customers much easier to achieve. A system that is versatile and adaptable is essential for 3PL businesses.
If any of these reasons resonate with you, and you would like to learn more about a flexible system worth investing in, click here to read the CALIDUS Total Logistics guide or for further information specifically, click here to download our warehouse brochure or transport brochure.