Improving Warehouse Productivity
Improving productivity is one of the main aims of any business owner, and by following some simple guidelines in relation to the management of your warehouse systems you will be able to improve and ultimately maximise the productivity of your business. Here are some top tips to take into consideration:
Your Warehouse Layout
Your stock should be stored in logical order for easy access. Items which are sold daily should be easy to access from the picking line, enabling popular orders to be shipped out quickly.
Invest in a Conveyor System
Investing in a conveyor system makes great sense. Although there may be an initial investment required from the business, it will quickly recoup the investment by savings in staffing costs and improvements in productivity. Initially you may want to look at a simpler conveyor system such as a gravity roller conveyor, which could suit a business graduating to using a conveyor system from manually handling products.
Automation of Processes
Where possible look at investing in automation of certain processes as this can have several benefits. It can again help productivity and efficiency and can also boost staff moral where staff see that there is investment in them and in the workplace.
Ensuring your staff are fully trained in any new processes or use of equipment, such as a conveyor, will ensure staff "buy into" using the new equipment and will again improve productivity.
Mobility Engineering has worked with many clients to help them improve their business processes. If you would like a chat with our expert team just contact us or call us on 01925 755923.