Running an eﬃcient warehouse is essential to running an eﬀective manufacturing business. Getting products in the hands of customers accurately and on time requires a responsive warehouse operation, preventing bottlenecks or human errors from grinding action to an expensive halt. Modern warehouse technologies can help manufacturers identify and prevent costly mistakes. Here are 4 ways to improve warehouse eﬃciency and reduce costs:
By 2026, the global logistics automation market is expected to reach $82.3 billion. As such, it’s no wonder that manufacturers are making signiﬁcant investments in warehouse automation. Automation software makes it possible to streamline warehouse functions. Not only does automation allow warehouses to schedule and execute common workﬂows automatically, but it also aﬀords employees the opportunity to focus on higher-value tasks.
Physical documents are a relic of the 20th-century warehouse. They require workers to record tasks and account for information by hand. Warehouses that continue to depend on ineﬃcient, error-prone manual processes cannot compete against connected logistics operations. Paperless warehouse solutions can help any manufacturer stay connected throughout the entire organization in real-time. Automated processes from inventory management to wireless RFID container tracking produce results.
The internet-of-things (IoT) allows warehouse equipment, mobile devices, and software to wirelessly communicate. As a result, warehouse efficiency improves. Outﬁtting machinery, tools, and containers with smart industrial internet-of-things (IIoT) sensors can provide warehouses with comprehensive information that transforms a standard workﬂow into an intelligent workﬂow.
Trust real-time data.
Modern warehouses can relay information about items, packages, and machines as soon as it becomes available. Flexible warehouse management software can catch mistakes in the fulﬁllment process through real-time data validation. Warehouse metrics and reporting can paint an accurate picture of on-the-ﬂoor performance. Thus, identifying bottlenecks and other production-related issues can be an easy process.
Radley’s comprehensive warehouse management software oﬀers a scalable solution for any type of warehouse. Available as a standalone or integrated solution, Radley’s WMS makes eliminating errors and improving performance simple. For more information on Radley’s WMS platform and ways to improve warehouse eﬃciency, contact a product specialist today! Or learn more in our article, Warehouse Management Systems: A Complete Guide.