Adapting your warehouse to the coronavirus situation
Nothing is “business as usual” right now. We buy different goods in different quantities and at other places than we used to. By saying “we”, we mean everyone — the public and private sector and private individuals. This presents challenges in warehouses because the usual storage locations, handling procedures, and processes do not correspond to the flow of goods we are experiencing during coronavirus.
For many companies, the previous approach to receiving goods and executing orders is no longer appropriate. Therefore, now more than ever, it is important to quickly adjust your warehouse, so it aligns with the current situation. This may seem like an unmanageable task that is difficult to find time for; however, there are a few points to consider as you strive to adapt.
To get started, it can be helpful to answer the following questions about your company’s current situation:
- How has the company’s sales and order composition changed?
- How do any changes in sales affect warehouse flow?
- Where in the warehouse can a new storage layout increase efficiency?
- Where in the warehouse can the use of storage automation increase efficiency?
- Does the location of goods need to be changed to ensure a smooth and appropriate flow?
- Is there an untapped potential in the static and dynamic capacity of the warehouse?
Answering these questions is an exercise that all companies should complete on a regular basis. Many companies fail to prioritize it because it can be difficult to look beyond current habits and routines.
We are ready to help you identify where to put your efforts and provide advice and feedback on how to optimize your company’s warehouse operations. This will not only help your business now but also prepare it for the future.
Call Thomas and find out how to get started.
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