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Warehouse Management: The Do’s and Don’ts

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An integral part of supply chain management is warehousing. For a warehouse to optimally perform, warehouse management should be utilized to track products and their placements.

Whether big or small, warehouses are more efficient when using warehouse management.

It can be challenging to know where to start when working to increase efficiency; here are our expert team’s tips:

Do’s

Do optimize control.
As businesses grow internationally, the complexity of logistics grows with them. Using inventory tools to manage your warehouse will keep you in control of what is coming in to your warehouse and where it is going.

Having access to your inventory and the location of items in your warehouse at the tip of your fingers will allow for control, efficiency, and ease of reporting.

Do analyze and report.
Applying warehouse management skills like analysis and reporting will allow for timely and informative reports for both you and your clients. Reporting in supply chain and warehouse management is vital to the relationship between the client and the distributor.

Do show the value.
Your client deserves the highest level of service, and by facilitating good warehouse management, you can accomplish that. The return on investment is much higher when a management system is in place; this allows you to show value to your clients. Thus, a strong relationship will be created thanks to your transparency. The value in warehouse management does not only benefit your warehouse, it benefits the client.

Don’ts

Do not wait to get an inventory system in place.
No matter how small you are as a warehouse starting out, waiting to get a system simply because “you’re too small” will only cost you time and money in the long run. If you are planning on growing your company and your warehouse, using an inventory system from the start will help create an organization system.

Do not forget to offer solutions.
Implementing a warehouse management system allows for efficiency of work. If you are running into issues with organization, review your management system and access the data in your system to identify how you can create an efficient solution.

Warehouse management systems optimize the warehouse’s efficiency. When used properly, the system can provide insights to both you and your client.

Do you have questions on how to update or implement your warehouse system? We would love to work with you! Give us a call today.

 

18 Oct, 18

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