How productive are the people in your employ? If your warehouse isn’t operating at the level you wish, it might be time to make some changes. The good news is that there are some easy steps you can take to make your warehouse more efficient. From reassessing your current layout to developing new ways of evaluating employees and customers, here are some of Accurate Personnel’s suggestions for measuring warehouse productivity.
Look to Your Layout
If your warehouse isn’t as efficient as you want, the problem might not be the people who work there. Start by examining the layout and flow of the facility, taking time to identify problem areas. If inventory flow systems are awkward or storage systems hard to access, it might be time to consider making some adjustments. And of course, you should take steps to remove any hazards that your employees encounter as part of their daily routines.
The best warehouse managers take time to set KPIs (key performance indicators) for their workforces. Using current fulfillment data and inventory counts, set new standards for your team. For example, you might look at volume per hour and cycle time for packers. On the other hand, you should consider order lines picked and quality metrics for people on your picking team.
Support Your Customers
Ultimately, the productivity of your warehouse comes down to customer satisfaction. After all, you want to ensure that your customers are receiving the products they ordered on time and in the same condition they left your facility. Review your customer service performance metrics regularly to ensure your business remains stable in the coming years.
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