For many businesses, finding and exploiting great wins in their business model is becoming increasingly hard to do. The Supply Chain however still offers scope for most businesses to differentiate themselves in the market. Your products may be excellent, with great R&D and your support systems may be solid but if your customer service is poor the entire experience is dull.
RECEIVING & PUT AWAY
Fast and efficient receiving of new shipments is often critical in large warehousing operations particularly when the inventory is imported or comes from a factory that is running behind schedule. In these cases, the distribution center often has a load of sales order lines in back order waiting to be released. As soon as the stock is available these order lines can be picked and shipped.
PACKING & CHECKOUT STRATEGIES
With the massive growth of eCommerce across the world our people are starting to demand superior turnaround times on any products ordered. Many traditional businesses that shipped a product in some level of bulk to a distribution channel are finding that they now need to reinvent their supply chains to be able to ship directly to market.
You will never optimize effectively without first implementing control into an organization and without a high level of accuracy. this is particularly true with business systems such as a WMS. So learn to crawl; then learn to walk, and then learn to run. There is no short cut.
KPI’S AND PEOPLE MEASUREMENT
Most supply chains cannot measure the people in their operations effectively. No, it’s true! Most companies cannot tell you if one picker totally outperforms another. Worse still we have seen warehouses where the management team believe a set of pickers as their top performers only to find out later when DATASCOPE WMS is running that these pickers were not above average.