Warehouse Layout Must Have 3 Stages
The way a warehouse is laid out is extremely important for the success of the operation. That is why ChainDrive’s Warehouse Management component contains a module specifically designed for warehouse layout. It contains tools that help you figure out the best options for your unique business. The process of laying out your warehouse must go through three distinct stages for long-term success:
- Analyzing your past warehouse layout gives insight into where things didn’t work well. As you look at these pain points, ask team members where the process hit a snag and slowed down or stopped. What happened? Why did it happen? What could be done differently? Also look at where your process went smoothly and evaluate how to keep that success. Pay attention to complaints about lighting, maintenance, safety, and other related issues.
- Warehouse Management Adapting your present warehouse layout involves changing the way things have always been. Using the tools in the ChainDrive Warehouse Layout Management module makes this process easier by providing pivot table graphical representations of your layout. Deciding what type of bins to create, assigning locations that are optimal for product allocation, and determining how goods should flow through the facility are actions that can be made with confidence. Because you have analyzed the past layout comprehensively, you can adapt the present layout efficiently with the many tools in this module. The support team at ChainDrive is available to aid the implementation of the software when you need us.
- Anticipating your future warehouse layout requires a reliable foundation to build on and the flexibility to grow. When your warehouse is optimally laid out and the processes are smoothly functioning, it is easy to build upon that foundation of success. The future of warehouse management will certainly involve software. Competitive warehouses will probably utilize robotics of some sort. Successful warehouses will be able to grow because they have planned for expansion.
ChainDrive Warehouse Management software has been designed to keep up with the fast-changing industry. Taking the lessons learned from experienced warehouse managers, we have adapted the software to meet the needs of warehouses today. But just as good warehouse layout anticipates the next step and plans for expansion, ChainDrive is prepared to meet the needs of warehouse management in the future, too.