Friday, 4 April 2014

Tips for a Flawless Global Supply Chain: Warehousing

warehousing tip
Warehouse operations need excellent management when it comes to technology being used, equipment and the labour. Running an efficient and effective warehouse is possible when using the following tips as guidance:
  1. Organise the warehouse to ensure all products are placed ergonomically and analyse each operation for each product from start to finish.
  2. Reduce errors and save money by standardising all the processes in the warehouse.
  3. Collect real time operations intelligence and find the key performance indicators so you’re measuring the data that can be used to make informed decisions.
  4. Communication is essential, share the goals and the processes and work in an open environment.
  5. Provide training to reduce the labour turnover rate.
  6. Automate the processes in the warehouse as much as possible to reduce the risk of errors.
  7. Warehouse control system solutions are there to be used, take advantage of them to benefit your management.
  8. Visibility is essential.
  9. Paper and manual processes can be automated using technology. Update your systems reducing manual operations when it comes to storage, picking and collecting the shipping information. Bar code readers, scanners and remote devices reduce errors, speed up time and increase the efficiency of the employees.
  10. Just in Time strategies are designed to reduce waiting, storage and the movement of products, information or materials unnecessarily.

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