Lean Operations

Do you know what a more efficient warehouse operation is? It’s 9 DC and warehouse slots.

If you’re a manufacturing company or dealer, using a warehouse or distribution center is something you might be doing. Your goal is to ensure that you can store inventory and replenish the store. At the same time, it can be more convenient to deliver goods to customers. Or it can be more convenient to receive goods made or distributed.

First, if you’re going to run a slot for DC or a warehouse, do you have enough tools?

As we all know, if it is goods warehouse, it before starting a project, you have a corridor, the gulf, shelves, and must ensure that have the slot position, and they have clearly marked with signs of large and easy to recognize. A shelf or part of the whole shelf can be a slot. What is the role of your warehouse management system? They must be able to reflect these storage locations in time, and their purpose is to control the location appropriately in your repository or DC. As a consultant, I saw a lot of warehouses and DCs that didn’t have a location, and I had already entered. It can be said that the logo of the warehouse operation management is very bad. You leave it to people who have been there for a long time, “it’s in their heads.” “All the other members of the warehouse operation team have to ask a question, and the question is what is this person? It is clear that this is a waste of time and efficiency. For senior warehouse workers, this could be job security. But if this “knowledgeable person” happens, then this is not a good, qualified management. And, you know, that’s probably going to happen.

The most appropriate storage location for each item in the warehouse is slotting. Sometimes, the benefits of proper warehouse management are ignored by the head of the warehouse operation. Maybe these people don’t even know what a slot is, or what are the potential benefits? Can you bring efficiency to the warehouse? What these people need is just a slot for education.

It is important to understand the slotting of the warehouse. You have to understand: if it’s in its place, then, everything has a place.

Do you know the basic information in the field that we are familiar with every day? We can look at that. In daily activities, we all know that you do a lot of things. If you have time to look at your kitchen cabinets, you may find a problem with the dishes and cooking utensils you often use in front of an accessible cabinet. If you live in a snowy area, place the snow shovel near the garage door, or the door of your home is very likely to happen.


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