A conceptual analysis on the scope of “Smart Warehouses” in India

Manisha Khadav, Nithyasree J, Varun Srivastava


Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyze the workings of the presently operating warehouses in India, and propose solutions for improving their efficiency by way of implementing new-age technologies in the warehouses’ operations.

Approach: The paper involves the perusal of current warehouse functions and operations where they fall short, and determining the most effective way of circumventing the same using technology.

Practical applications: Smart warehouses allow for brilliant qualitative performance, real-time order tracking, automated management of sales, inventory and billing, and increases general efficiency and productivity.

Concept limitations: Difficulty arises in implementation as India lacks infrastructural facilities, investment opportunities for robotic infrastructure, governmental policies to support import of machinery and other policy reforms, and lack of trained human workforce who can coordinate with robots.

Value: Indian firms can add value to their businesses if they adopt smart warehousing facilities as it will enhance their supply chain model with automated inventory management, which will then help the firms attain ultimate consumer satisfaction.

Keywords: Supply chain management, Warehouses, Inventory management

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