Establish a high rotation stock area
In each storage units Long Island City there are products with a high turnover, they are the most requested by the customers and, therefore, the most requested by the team members.
It is recommended to create a particular area for the storage of these products, an area near the arrival area and the packing / shipping area.
Organize products depending on your logistics class
- To improve the management of your store, consider classifying your products according to their specificities:
- Heavy or bulky products (which require dedicated and technical handling)
- Customizable products (that go from the storage space to the manufacturing area to finish in the packaging area)
- This organization will save you time during the logistic flow (reception of orders, picking, sending orders
Use the cross-docking technique
The goal of cross-docking is that the product is as minimal as possible in your facilities. Cross-docking is a logistics technique where products are unloaded upon arrival at your warehouse and move directly to the transport of cargo without going through the stock, in this way you cannot store them.
Cross-docking has many advantages because the longer a stored item is, the more it decreases its value and the more it increases the chances of breakage, loss or theft.
Focus on the preparation of similar products
Very important to save the time of picking.If they are observed that there are orders for delivery of the same product, will get the advantage of preparing them at the same time and avoid the coming and going of picking more than once.
Automate the management of stock breakages
Managing stock breakages is a permanent logistic puzzle: in addition to causing interruptions in the supply chain, shortages generate dissatisfaction among customers.
When this happens, you can activate an automated procedure with the sales and service teams. The most common method is the automatic sending of an email warning of the next return to the stock of the affected product.
Carry out quality controls to avoid errors
Customers do not like mistakes in orders. The challenge of proper logistics management is therefore, to prevent them as much as possible.
With quality control, orders are reviewed in each critical step of the logistics process: product arrival, picking, packaging, and shipping.
This control can be performed more quickly using of a scan that verifies the number and precision of the products at the time of packaging.
By following these tips, you can quickly improve the logistics management of your warehouse and improve performance.
To this, we must not neglect the choice of a good operator capable of offering a tracking of their packages, until the final delivery.
The three key points to remember:
The organization is the critical word in logistics management: a structured warehouse according to the real needs of the company, specialization of tasks, an organization of quality products that will save time and efficiency.
The work environment should be as pleasant and safe as possible to protect the health of employees.
The simple tips, such as high turnover areas, cross-docking, automated shortage management, allow a better long-term logistics management of the warehouse.