Darren Baxter, Group CEO
Effective warehouse management plays an integral role in the supply chain management of any business. However, there are several challenges that impede the smooth functioning of a warehouse such as inadequate visibility of stock, sub-optimal use of storage space, and low traceability of inventory. Adding to these issues is the human capital shortage brought about by workers lacking the necessary training and experience required for warehouse management. Owing to these concerns, many businesses look for better ways to manage their warehouses to manage their operations effectively and be profitable. UK-headquartered Indigo Software ensures the same to such businesses with its leading warehouse management system (WMS) solution, backed by its best practices consultancy, wrapped within a world-class support structure. The company helps clients adopt best practices for warehouse management and logistics through its team of highly knowledgeable consultants who are all ex-industry professionals with a wealth of combined implementation and user experience. These expert consultants help clients experience a positive return on investment almost immediately by making changes to their existing warehouse functions. However, when clients require an overhaul of their daily warehouse management operations, Indigo guarantees them a highly customised WMS, which is fine-tuned to meet their specific needs.
Indigo’s WMS transforms businesses by optimising every phase of warehouse operations, from inbound to outbound; this includes receiving, putaway, picking, packing, and shipping.
The WMS offers a single central interface, allowing clients to have real-time visibility and traceability of their stock and orders along with the ability to manage tasks and resources. This helps increase efficiency while significantly reducing material and shipping costs. Another important benefit of using the solution is that it replaces manual tasks, such as data entry and maintenance of physical files and digital spreadsheets used for managing inventory with an easy to use, automated application. “Our WMS solution is designed as a mobile-first application that can be deployed either on-premise or on the cloud and comes equipped with a comprehensive business intelligence data mining tool,” adds Darren Baxter, Group CEO, Indigo Software.
Indigo’s WMS transforms businesses by optimising every phase of warehouse operations, from inbound to outbound
As warehouse requirements differ from one company to another, Indigo follows an approach called “granular modularisation” while delivering its WMS solution. This ensures that customers only pay for the functionality that they require, and as their business grows, they are free to add supplementary features accordingly. Baxter mentions the case of Loch Lomond Group, an independent distillery in the UK that implemented Indigo’s WMS to aid its transition to a leading global whiskey producer.
The solution allowed Loch Lomond to automate the management of incoming raw materials and finished goods while also improving sales order processing. Traceability was another important concern for Loch Lomond as it needed to maintain accurate product records and guarantee authenticity. Indigo WMS ensured this by capturing the lot code information at the goods inwards stage and tracing it right through to the end customer to demonstrate duty was paid.
"Our WMS solution is designed as a mobile-first application that can be deployed either on-premise or on the cloud and comes equipped with a comprehensive business intelligence data mining tool"
Indigo is embarking on a journey that involves upgrading its WMS software to facilitate a serverless architecture so that it remains platform agnostic. The company is also keen on utilising drones for managing stock in warehouses along with augmented reality for the training of warehouse personnel. With robotics gaining traction, Indigo intends to leverage the technology for increasing automation in warehouse management. Apart from embracing technological innovation, the company is looking to further expand its presence in the APAC region and the U.S. Indigo offers a complete package composed of a fully-customisable WMS coupled with expert consultancy services, which delivers value to a client in terms of addressing their warehousing needs.