Today’s advanced technology can gather unprecedented amounts of data on warehouse equipment, employee activity, inventory movement and other elements of your business. But the information on its own means nothing without analysis, interpretation and action.
Complete your warehouse management system (WMS) and warehouse control system (WCS) with the addition of a warehouse execution system (WES). Here are some of the top ways a WES can help you take your warehouse operations to the next level.
Determine Staffing Needs
Have you ever run into a situation where a project hadn’t been completed, but all allocated hours had been expended? WES software can more accurately predict how much manpower will be needed for specific tasks as well as identify the source of roadblocks that are preventing completion.
Creating the optimal balance of space, labor and inventory can be a real juggling act, but just the slightest change in any of these factors can completely alter the workflow. WES can display performance levels at a glance so you can determine where adjustments need to be made.
Reduce Pick Times
Warehouse travel time is one of the biggest variables affecting productivity. WES software is sensitive enough to pick up on relationships that are often missed in manual analysis, allowing you to make changes exactly when and where they’re needed.
Establish and Track Goals
Productivity improvement is an ongoing process. WES can set and track goals for general performance along with more specific criteria such as putaways, replenishments and fork work.
WES and Warehouse Equipment from DJ Products: A Winning Combination
Our electric movers, tugs and pushers can help you achieve a number of productivity goals in your warehouse, from optimizing manpower to reducing workplace injuries. Call 800.866.2651 for more information.