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Small Changes Make a Big Difference

- July 15, 2016

Improving Warehouse Performance

We all want to excel. We all want to see improvements; some, even changes to the way our day to day responsibilities are handled. Improving warehouse performance by achieving all of the little things will add up to the success of the big things. To keep you performing at a high standard in productivity and efficiency, keeping and maintaining your distribution facility is paramount. So, what small changes will make a big impact to your operation to keep you on track?

Track Results: Keep track of your productivity and throughput. Use tracked results and adjust picking methods to increase performance.

Maximize Space: Utilize every inch of vertical footprint in the warehouse; pallet rack may be a consideration.

Optimize Workforce: The foundation of any warehouse improvement effort is to optimize the productivity of your workforce, developing your employees to use their abilities for maximum proficiency.

Customize Technology: Review and understand the technology options available for your distribution center and customize your operation to include automation, barcode systems, weight checking systems or WMS software to achieve greater results.

Ultimately, the best way to drive production through efficiency in the warehouse is to always continue to make improvements to evolve. To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often ~Winston Churchill

Author: Heather Connors, Conveyor Handling Company

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