Whether it’s through providing our effective pallet racking systems or through offering our insider insight through our blog, we love feeling like we’re helping you and your workplace develop a more efficient mode of working.
One way to increase your productivity and efficiency is through a reanalysis of your warehouse management system. There are many things that we’re sure you’re already doing perfectly, but through our experience there are a few things that we find businesses can do to optimise their warehouse management system.
Act Straight Away
When stock comes in, sometimes it’s easy to leave it until later and deal with it at a later hour. While this may be great for the task you’re undertaking there and then, it isn’t effective for the organisation of your stock, and therefore your warehouse. If you pack your stock into where it is meant to go, all the subsequent steps will follow suit; you can unpack it, break the cardboard down and recycle it and there’s no danger of you thinking you have ran out of stock, when it’s actually just elsewhere in your warehouse.
Inform Your Staff
A warehouse management system can only become a system if every cog in the machine is working towards the same goal. If one person isn’t adhering to the new system then it can throw it all off; so keep everyone informed! Not only that, keeping a continued and open line of communication helps to empower your team and breeds for a more effective and efficient work practice, as well as aiding to boost morale.
Ask for Criticism
Just because you can’t see room for improvement doesn’t mean there isn’t any. If you ask your staff for what and where they feel there is ground for improvements then not only will they feel even furthermore empowered, but you can actually keep an open level of communication with each level of your business. Communication throughout a company is absolutely essential for the free flow of ideas, as well to develop a kaizen attitude. However, the only thing more important than finding room for improvement is acting on it!
Improving your business’ warehouse management system is a sure fire way to improve your company’s overall effectiveness in delivery as well as improving your company’s overall organisation. If you require further assistance with improving your company’s warehouse management system, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team to discuss our pallet racking services. You can contact us on 01444 220 290, where our team are always keen to help give your warehouse management system the streamlined organisation it deserves.