Increase warehouse efficiency by identifying your weak points

Loss of stock:

Managing a warehouse can be a minefield for a lot of organisation, with the lack of visibility on stock levels and, with shipping and receiving becoming more problematic for organisations each year. Resulting in many organisations seeing a rise in costs due to misplaced or lost inventory and, the loss of customers due to being unable to fulfil an order leading them to doing business elsewhere.

That’s why it is important for companies, either in manufacturing, retail or transport and logistics to try to pinpoint where in their warehouse process is letting them down and find the correct solution for it.

Knowing your weak points:

Research done by Zebra technologies found that there are eight weak points within the warehouse process. These weak points are areas that companies should look at to see if improvements can be made.

The eight weak points are:

  • Receiving
  • Put-away and replenishment
  • Inventory and materials management
  • Picking
  • Packing and Staging
  • Shipping
  • Cross-docking
  • Reverse logistics

By going through these weak points companies will be able to identify problem areas and rectify them by implementing technologies and solution such as, mobile label printers and rugged handheld computer to streamline the receiving and put-away of in coming stock, while also giving real visibility of inventory levels across the warehouse.

If you would like to find out more about the eight weak points view our interactive warehouse.

By visionid | Feb 13, 2018 | Blog

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