Today’s warehouses are complex, with a mix of people, products, and equipment. With all three elements moving around at an alarming and sometimes frenzied pace. Step into a warehouse in today’s environment and you will likely find Managers are more like conductors for an orchestra vs someone simply telling people where they should be and when. Keeping all of this mind, it should be obvious as to why having a standardized process for your warehouse operation is vital to its success.
When we create a standard process, it helps all of the warehouse employees know where they need to be and what they should be doing. To save time, money and energy, managers can document these processes, making them available for all employees (easy to follow, and readily available). Doing so will keep employees on track and focused on what and how they should be completing warehouse tasks.
Going beyond how standardizing your warehouse process can help warehousing employees, a few benefits to standardizing your process (in general) include:
Easier training for new operators
Reductions in injuries and strain
Reductions in variability
A baseline for improvement activities
Do you currently have a standardized process for your warehouse? If no, Millennium Logistics Management can help. Contact us today: 508-541-9000
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