No matter how much automation technology you have, your warehouse is virtually useless without your employees. Dedication to keeping them safe and injury-free is the key to a successful, productive warehouse. […]
Much like the supply chain as a whole, a fully functional warehouse has many moving parts. One misstep or snag and the entire operation could suffer.
Think best practices like having a well-trained staff and organized floor is enough to keep your warehouse operation running smoothly? Think again.
These five warehouse mistakes are common, but avoidable. Make sure your managers and staff are well versed in them to keep your operation at the top of its game. […]
Customers want their packages delivered ASAP; there’s no two ways about it. But in a season that has gift giving at its core, customers are far less forgiving about not receiving their goods on time, and no one is immune.
In fact, last year FedEx came under fire for failing to deliver packages on or before […]
Did you know you could theoretically decrease your picking error rates by regulating your warehouse’s temperature?
With rising summer temps the air inside your warehouse may grow stagnant. Sweltering heat coupled with increased humidity can lead to low productivity levels and dangerous safety hazards. Fortunately, the inverse is also true.
Below is some background about how heat and humidity can negatively affect your distribution center and what you can do about it. […]
Where technological advances have made the warehouse more interconnected, a growing consumer culture has made distribution centers a critical piece of the supply chain. This means the materials handling systems and storage equipment that help it to run efficiently are equally critical. […]
Shipments that are both timely and accurate are the cornerstone of a happy, repeat customer. But it all starts with running an efficient, highly productive warehouse.
Looking for operations tips to improve your warehouse’s productivity? Consider the following. […]
When a single process accounts for more than half of your operating budget, like warehouse picking does, profitability depends on its efficiency.
Professor René de Koster said it best during a 2008 international Warehouse Optimization conference, “Measured in time and money – order picking is without doubt the most costly activity in a typical warehouse. It is also the activity that plays the biggest role for customer satisfaction with the warehouse – and in the final analysis the entire supply chain.”
Warehouses and distribution centers that are bound for success would do well to review their current piece picking process and incorporate the following productivity tips. […]
No matter your order picking method- piece picking, zone picking, wave picking, sorting systems or pick to box- the success of your warehouse operation is largely reliant on a workforce of productive healthy employees.
They’re hugely invaluable because the picking process itself, “is seen as the most labor-intensive and costly activity for almost every warehouse, where the cost of order picking is estimated to be as much as 55% of the total warehouse operating expense”, according to one logistics website. […]