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, How to Boost Warehouse Productivity Part Two

Improve Warehouse Productivity

When it comes to warehouses, time truly is money. Improving productivity of your operations has an increasingly positive impact on the bottom line. Use these helpful tips, along with our electric warehouse tugs, to add a significant boost to productivity in your warehouse.

1. Organize for better workflow.

Does inventory follow a logical progression from receiving to shipping? Are order selectors wasting time retracing their steps?

  • Take a good look at the warehouse layout and make any changes needed to eliminate problem spots and streamline processes.
  • Make plentiful use of signs and labels to identify zones and mark hazardous areas.
  • Provide employees with maps so they can easily locate where they need to be.
2. Use storage solutions to compartmentalize inventory.

From automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) to old-school totes, bins, and dividers, there are storage solutions to fit any application and budget.

3. Tighten up the receiving process.

With deliveries constantly arriving at your warehouse, it takes only one misstep for items to “disappear.” Every delivery should be checked in carefully and products should be accounted for from the time they arrive on the loading dock to the time they’re put away on the shelves.

4. Document step-by-step return procedures.

If returns are processed haphazardly, this can throw your whole inventory off and cost money in lost or misplaced products. Create step-by-step documentation for how returns are handled and make sure all workers are fully trained.

5. Implement cycle counting.

Year-end inventories are time-consuming, and by that point problems have gone unnoticed and become too difficult to unravel. Cycle counts let you catch discrepancies and solve them before they get out of hand.

6. Keep aisles clear.

Electric warehouse tugs should improve operations, not add to the confusion. Install a culture of cleanliness where workers are conscientious about keeping aisles free of debris and obstructions. This also pays benefits in safer workplace conditions.

Electric Warehouse Tugs for Any Application

Demonstrate your commitment to increased safety and productivity. Contact DJ Products at 800.686.2651 and let our Sales Engineer help you choose the right tug, mover, or pusher for your company’s specific needs.