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Key Essentials to Effective Warehouse Operations

By Len Bacharach (305 words)
Posted in Warehouse Operations on July 9, 2015

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Key Essentials to Effecive Warehouse Operations

 

Organization and creativity are key essentials to managing a warehouse operation because you are dealing with so many variables. Working with a Warehouse Management Software system will really make a difference in the way those variables are integrated together to produce a system that is efficient and consistently profitable.

The physical set up and enviornment of the warehouse is a key component for efficiency in your warehouse operation. The way a warehouse is structured and laid out is a key component to determine how quickly and accurately its contents can be assessed. Each warehouse has unique factors that should be considered, such a product and seasonal variables. These basic tips apply to every warehouse.

-Strong lighting will aid in your operation to work more efficiently. If your lighting system is circular and your aisles are in rows there will be dark spots. It is critical that your warehouse personnel are able to see what tey are doing in every part of your warehouse.

-A clean organized work space creates a good working enviornment and reduces losses. A structured maintenance operation and easy-to-access cleanup supplies are essential for safety and efficiency.

-Receiving areas should be sized for processes that take place. Consider all details from getting the shipment to dealing with the old packaging once the product moves onto the warehouse.

-Bin pallets and shelves have to be logical so pickers have access and easily get to fill orders. The picking process should be evaluated and analyzed for any issues that can result in layout changes. Effective labeling can help prevent problems with orders being filled.

If these warehouse operations are combined with a warehouse management software program your overall supply chain system will operate more smoothly and efficiently.

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