How to Make Your Warehouse Efficient
- Published: 12 Feb 2016
Warehouse efficiency promotes productivity and accurate order fulfillment, resulting in customer satisfaction. To increase efficiencies in a warehouse, consider the following:
Make the most of available spaceIf there is limited warehouse floor space, take advantage of vertical space. Adding higher storage units will assist in increasing storage space, without increasing square footage. ADLI has optimized our storage facilities, allowing us to meet all our customers’ needs. Also, we provide customized racking ensuring we can provide storage solutions for all products.
Organized workstationsCreating organized workstations prevents employees from injuries due to repetitive tasks. Workstations increase efficiencies and productivity since employees are able to find needed tools or equipment. When creating workstations, ensure they are customized for employees and the specific task at hand.
Install warehousing technologyThere are many ways that technology improves operations in your warehouse. A warehouse management system (WMS) can improve productivity by suggesting efficient routes and methods for organizing inventory. Also, the system can organize the workflow and enhance performance. ADLI’s WMS software allows us to increase productivity, shorten fulfillment times and provide an online portal to customers’ allowing them to view their inventory.
Review storage equipmentCreate an assessment of your storage equipment, how it can meet the growth of your facility and handle changing needs. Some things to include in the assessment are how equipment meets current operations and what equipment may be needed in the future. This information can indicate equipment efficiency and the ability to provide on-time order fulfillment.
Assess operationsReview current operations in the warehouse and what can be implemented for future growth. This can indicate the flow of operations and processes and if anything needs to be improved upon. Also, setting goals will assist in continually improving warehouse procedures and help with success in the future.
ADLI Logistics prides itself on providing our customers a well-run, efficient warehouse and we fulfill all our customers’ requirements. For more information about our warehouse services and how we can help, call us at (877)363-7281 or complete our contact form!