Many managers believe that a well-organized and efficient warehouse is dictated by how products are delivered to customers. This is very important to ensure customer success and repeat buyers but it is essential to have a process when managing orders. We understand that it can be very challenging to manage every order or even the peaks and valleys but if you implement this warehouse “game plan” you will be on your way to running an efficient warehouse.

Many managers believe that a well-organized and efficient warehouse is dictated by how products are delivered to customers. This is very important to ensure customer success and repeat buyers but it is essential to have a process when managing orders. We understand that it can be very challenging to manage every order or even the peaks and valleys but if you implement this warehouse “game plan” you will be on your way to running an efficient warehouse.

Product Organization

When setting up your warehouse or evaluating where products are placed in the warehouse they need to be laid out with some “smarts”. One needs to understand where products are placed, what categories, organization of batches, purchase dates and more. Pickers and handlers should be very systematic when fulfilling orders and should be done in a very timely manner. Think the process thru and then organize your products.

Experts in Picking

If your warehouse is not organized properly you maybe setting up your pickers or handlers to an inefficient picking process. Your pickers should be set to pick product(s) without repeat movements and repetitive processes. If you have particular orders that can be picked in batches or by repeat customers implement a strategy that creates success for picking. There should be process that is in place in and technology can assist with this.

Utilize Technology

You can drastically improve your warehouse operations by investing in technology. One should not be scared by the investment or understanding how it works because it will help with tasks, inventory management, scanning, label creation and more. Scout has been a leader in this space and keeps it extremely simple and effective. Identifying technology that fits your business will improve your bottom line.

Employee Training and Mentoring

To run any business effectively training and mentoring programs should be in place. Implementing a documented program will run a long way which will allow you to benchmark employee skills, compensation, technology, handling, safety and products. If one does not have a program implemented one cannot measure where improvement needs to be addressed. You can’t report on something that does not offer results. Train your staff and offer mentoring which will help with operations and staffing levels.

Summary

Change can be a challenge but with a “game plan” one will have a vision that can be followed. As a manager of a warehouse the playing field is your warehouse space. Each picker or handler on the team has a responsibility, technology can help with efficiency and training the team will provide excellence and success. Implement and work your plan as your warehouse will run smoothly.

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