Five ways to improve your warehouse management

Avatar By making both small and large changes, you can improve your warehouse management, which cuts down on overheadS, increases productivity, and boosts staff morale. There are a number of strategies that you can used to improve your warehouse management; allow us to share five of them with you today.

  1. Adopt a warehouse management system - If you can only do one thing from this list, do this one. Adopting a warehouse management system will improve efficiency and transparency all around. This will dramatically improve your workflow from all angles. 
  2. Keep the warehouse clean and organiSed - When you ensure that all employees know to keep the warehouse clean and organiSed, you'll eliminate many of the day-to-day headaches that come with inventory management. 
  3. Check your workflow - Once you clean the warehouse and implement the warehouse management system, you'll be able to see where your workflow needs improvement. Maybe the packaging supplies are stored in a faraway location. Maybe you need to allocate more space for file storage, since employees spend too much time looking for records. Watch your workflow and adjust these elements that stick out as not flowing. 
  4. Keep your best sellers close - If you make the bulk of your income off of a few bread-and-butter items, then you'll save your employees time by ensuring that those items are close to base camp and that you have a good supply of them. This way, your staff can process orders more quickly and without having to trek to the back of the warehouse. 
  5. Double-check orders before they go out. If orders are wrong, or poorly packaged, you'll spend a lot of time re-processing orders and handling customer complaints. So, it's worth your while to spend the extra time checking orders before they go out. 

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