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How my warehouse design can impact my operation and order fulfillment rate?
Posted by mukul_chaudhary
Asked on September 6, 2017 7:30 am

Warehouse decision models are crucial for an organisation’s profitability. Existing research shows that understanding warehouse design and management principles can play a pivotal role in improving the efficiency of operations; reducing employee fatigue and turnover; and improving customer service levels. New warehouse automation systems can help increase operational flexibility and cater growing customer expectations.
Warehouses play a important and critical role in matching product demand with supply across different echelons in the supply chain. No supply chain design and management is adequate without deciding the location, design and management of warehouses. Today, warehouses operate not only as centres for storage but also as centres for value-addition. Several warehouses have assembly, packaging and repair operations within their premises.

Posted by Pankaj
Answered On September 7, 2018 10:22 am

Consider Refrigerator as an example,

It has multiple compartments to use maximum height, Both compartments have storage units and Multiple sections which are defined to put things in there place. Depth and height of every compartment are such that products can be easily put and retrieve. Apart from all these based on required temperature Freezer and coolant are also given.

Now if it was not like this and there was just a box, users would have to really struggle to use it the way they use it today. This will result in increased time in placing and retrieving items resulting in less productivity and more error.

The warehouse is a big block of multiple units which combine storage and movement functions.

Hence a combination of Classification, Usage, Maximum capacity utilization, Proper Storage and Handling norms and some other checkpoints are critical while designing a warehouse in order to achieve Productivity, Efficiency, Better order fulfillment SLA and finally to generate max Profit.

Posted by Holisol
Answered On January 25, 2018 3:49 am

Warehouse design is the platform, where all the warehouse processes are performed. Therefore, your warehouse design should be well aligned with your processes. unalignment between your warehouse layout and processes leads to deficient operation performance by unorganized inventory, unplanned space for operational activities, order mismatch and poor manpower utilization.

A well-designed warehouse includes 5s implementation, dedicated space for staging, rework, storage, packaging, ABC classification and suitable methodologies (LIFO, FIFO, FMFO). Experts like Holisol, map your business requirements including your future extension plan and design the best suitable warehouse layout for maximum productivity. It includes design suitable for efficient picking methods, maximum cubic utilization, the high safety measure, easy accessibility and low building cost. if CEOs and operation manager are getting low productivity, they must check their warehouse layout with these supply chain experts.

Posted by Holisol
Answered On September 6, 2017 8:27 am