What are the seven areas that managers need to pay attention to? We’re glad you asked! In our previous article we’ve covered "How to Manage and Run a Successful Warehouse Operation". This time we summarized those topics here for you in this infographic.
Setting up and running a warehouse might seem simple at first. The truth is that it is simple—in that the concepts aren’t all that complicated. But what gets in the way of successful warehouse management is the sheer number of things to do. We’ve found, time and again, that warehouse managers run into problems because they only pay attention to (for example) five out of the seven things they need to do in order to manage and run a successful warehouse operation.
- Start with the Right Setup
- Make Safety a Priority
- Train Your Employees Well
- Look for Small Ways to Automate
- Manage Your Employees (Wisely)
- Manage Your Inventory (Wisely)
- Always Look for Ways to Increase Efficiency
The above point about managing employees also generalizes: If you are keeping the right metrics, you should be able to spot bottlenecks and areas of inefficiency. Then target those spots to increase your overall efficiency. There are more, of course—so many that you might wonder where to start. Guess what? Those metrics should be able to tell you.
Get Ready to Manage and Run a Successful Warehouse Operation
Once you dive into these seven topics, managing a warehouse can start to seem like a daunting task. There are a lot of moving parts, and efficiency is the order of the day.
If that’s you, feel free to reach out to us. We offer on-site consulting for your warehouse business and can help walk you through these and other issues, guaranteeing that your warehouse is as efficient as it can be.