UPDATE : There was a technical issue in the previous post on “What are you measuring in your warehouse” which may not have allowed some of you to download the White Paper.. This post has been republished with the link to the White Paper..
A warehouse is one of the vital links in the whole supply chain and is more than just a space for storing goods.. From choosing the best location for warehouse operations to deciding the type of warehousing services that will be offered and the technologies that will be used, there are several aspects to be considered in a warehouse operation..
Efficient warehousing should be one of the top priorities in any supply chain strategy as this is the holding area for various types of materials including raw materials, semi-finished, and finished products all of which need to be stored and managed effectively for a seamless production and distribution process..
Warehouse management has a strategic role in the supply chain as it is required to enable and monitor proper inventory distribution, sorting and storing, pick pack operations, or cross-docking processes which are key to meeting the growing demand of the market..
Warehouses are central to supply chains, serving as a mid-mile tether in maintaining a smooth flow of goods both upstream and downstream.. The speed of commerce and skyrocketing customer demand has placed intense pressure on supply chains, and the exponential growth of omnichannel and e-commerce has necessitated diversification in fulfillment methods and has also expedited the digital integration of warehousing..
Warehouse Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are critical to the success of any warehouse operation as they allow you to monitor and set benchmarks.. They also help in identifying areas that require improvement, especially the ones that have a direct effect on the overall cost of the operation and customer satisfaction..
There are several failures in warehousing operations as many warehouses don’t monitor or don’t know what key metrics need to be monitored in order to effectively manage warehouse operations..
Made4Net, a leading global provider of best-in-class, cloud-based supply chain execution and warehouse management software has put together some of the key metrics that you should be measuring to achieve an efficient warehouse operation.
Thank you again for this very in details article. My own opinion is to complete this article with the safety systems and the important warehouse keepers liability insurance coverage. I remains to you at your disposal if you are interested.
Ioanna Georgiadou, Insurance Advisor and Agent from Greece.