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30.11.2020, 12:40

Enhancing Warehouse Productivity

Technology, Warehousing & Industrial, Supply Chain Management

A rapid increase in home deliveries during Covid-19 lockdown is forcing many warehousing operations to re-assess their processes, capacity, and implement upgrades.

 

Upgrading warehouse space, however, is often neither simple nor inexpensive, and can usually be achieved by following any of multiple paths.

 

Loading bays

Loading bays are notorious for becoming an area that can slow down too quickly when demand increases. It’s one of the key areas within a warehouse that finds itself needing to be propped up and a cause for concern, so looking into solutions and preventing this from happening it’s always going to be a great idea. Investing in a mobile loading platform for loading dock can make a world of difference, and employees that have to use this equipment can improve the speed they work at significantly. Chase Equipment are known for providing loading dock equipment and more that’s useful for loading bays. Being able to load a shipment in one go with a mobile loading platform, without having to wait for lifts or other pieces of equipment to move around, is revolutionary. As with anything the upgrade will cost the business money, but the amount of time saved will be more than worth it.

 

Software

Generally, operators already have software in place to ensure orders are being processed and communicated effectively to warehouse operations. However, additional software can help improve transpotation and throughput of stock and products across warehouses. Warehouse management systems are now so advanced that you can find a very easy and quick solution to issues surrounding layout, shipping options and storage levels. Not only that but the analytics that you can draw from this software can help you plan for the future, and estimate what is needed. Knowing exactly how the layout works, what you can do differently, and implementing this can change the way in which the warehouse works.

 

Storage

Having all of your warehouse storage quickly laid out and put in the most obvious looking face is asking for trouble, there are dimensions, biometrics, and all sorts of considerations to take when it comes to how orders will be picked before you can think about where to place items and how well this works. Upgrading not only the tools in which you are using as storage but also the layout is an amazing upgrade for any warehouse.

 

Ultimately you are going to know exactly where upgrades are needed, and if you don’t then there are professional business advisors who are able to point you in the right direction, but taking action is essential at this point.

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