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MAX – Return on Investment

It appears to us that UK businesses are more interested in a quick “return on investment” rather than increasing staff productivity, at MIDSL we say, “why not benefit from both”.

Consider the operatives at goods-in who are scanning in and labelling products for put-away/pallet storage and some for cross-docking/onward shipping. The warehouse management software is doing its job but items need to be recorded or scanned in and properly labelled for storage and shipping labels attached where needed. The printer is in a static location and the operatives are spending time walking back and forth to fetch the labels and each trip increases the risk of the wrong label being applied to an item. The time spent walking, or the working pathway, is time not being used productively and is costing money. When aggregated over the working week, month or year these costs add up. Items that are incorrectly labelled end up in the wrong place adding more cost to the operation for recovery and perishable goods could be lost completely. The resultant damage to the supplier’s prestige and reputation for being unreliable cannot be measured but could be a greater loss than just money.

MAX carries and powers your IT resources to the job. On demand printing eliminates the working pathway, increases work volumes, accuracy and efficiency which reduces the working man-hours and the need for overtime. Here are the numbers:


Investment in MAX Work Station
Shifts per day1
Working week5 days
Unit labour cost£25/hr
Investment in MAX Work Station
Basic sales price£2,250Example
Cost of options£   500
Discount£   275
Nets Sales Price£2,475
Savings inComments
Process Time6.0 minutesminutes/hr walking to a static printer plus interruptions
Process Time1.0 minutetime for faster printing with a standard PC/printer
Capital investment£    500no need for mobile devices, use standard PC/printer
Net saving in £/yr£6,567
ROI4.52 months

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