How to Determine an Optimal Strategy for Your Warehouse
As illustrated in this simplified example, it is fairly easy to identify and quantify the time saving from voice-enabling screens and scans in an existing RF process. It is also straightforward to project the productivity benefits of streamlining or improving an existing workflow. It is more challenging to estimate the potential gains from process optimization as that requires a clear picture of what an optimal process will look like in your DC.
A good way to get started in developing a vision for that end-state and for projecting the potential efficiency benefits of a new process, is to conduct an operations assessment. Similar to a lean assessment as part of a six-sigma process, you will need to document how and why you are doing things today to identify specific time-saving opportunities in your existing process.
To help DCs conceptualize their own optimal process – and to begin to estimate your end-state productivity gains – Lucas offers an operations assessment service. The purpose of the assessment is to identify specific process improvement opportunities in your facility. To learn more about our operations assessment click here.