A real-time visibility and data intelligence are critical for warehouse processes. The right data can help you to analyze warehouse operation and enhance personnel workforce performance.
These 4 simple steps will help you to improve your warehouse operations:
- Space. Warehouse space and picking routes optimization. Maximization of warehouse productivity starts with space optimization. Adding up taller storage units can increase warehouse capacity. Also, it is important to optimize inventory and order picking routes in order to minimize the overall throughput time.
- Technology. In order to make data manageable and improved efficiency and accuracy of warehouse operations you need to adopt enabling technology and software solutions. Warehouse operational systems can enhance execution level, enabling real-time instructions and automatic feedback from operations to back-end-systems.
- Hardware. To ensure the quality and reliability of hardware and guarantee you best choices of hardware support, choose the leading device manufacturers. Pay attention to good quality products for identifying barcodes and 2D codes by both handheld and by fixed scanners in all applications. Improving efficiency and workforce productivity with cutting-edge real-time data access mobile computers.And fulfill all printing need by using a combinations of high-quality durable printers and reliable labels, tags, and ribbons. Make sure to select the correct label. What must it be able to withstand? What adhesive do you need, should it be permanent?
- People. For warehouses the perceived service quality and the biggest source of labor costs comes from warehouse personnel. Focus on work process quality and effectiveness. Execution of warehouse processes such as receiving, put-away, transfers, stock-taking, picking and loading are all performed with modern technologies best suited for the purpose. Equipping workers with mobile devices, barcodes, handheld terminals, Voice Picking and RFID technologies increase the speed and accuracy of order picking and enable a real-time inventory visibility.