A warehouse strategy involves many important decisions such as the investment and operation costs that make up the logistics overhead. Managing a warehouse well is about receiving, organizing and shipping products as efficiently as possible. People, processes, systems and floor plans must be seamlessly coordinated and integrated to maximize the use of space and save time.
When deciding on the layout for a warehouse, the objectives should clearly be defined. The objectives should be aligned with the overall warehousing strategy of the company. Objectives can be defined at a high level such as to reduce warehousing costs or to provide maximum customer service. Equally, the objectives can be more specific, such as maximizing warehousing space, providing maximum flexibility in the warehouse, or increasing warehousing efficiency without increasing resources.
The biggest challenge in the picking process is streamlining the movement of order pickers as they move through the warehouse to fulfill the largest number of orders in the shortest period of time.Learn More
An efficient warehouse is critical for customer satisfaction because it helps ensure quick, accurate shipments. If you’re looking for some tips to improve your warehouse operations, consider the following:Learn More
The benefits of a web-based system are well-known: It saves power costs; reduces labor costs; and provides a level of redundancy. But there are many other key reasons why you should consider web warehouse management software for your business beyond these benefits.