warehouse management systems

Slotting

Slotting for Warehouse Efficiency

What is slotting? Slotting is the method of identifying what product lines are ideally placed where within the warehouse. Essentially, it’s all about ensuring that fast-moving products are located in the most accessible areas, and that slow-moving ones are placed more out of the way. Having the highly accessed items in the best locations speeds …

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Task Interleaving

Task Interleaving for Warehouse Efficiency

Task interleaving is an advanced productivity strategy that can be employed in a warehouse – via a warehouse management system (WMS) – to improve operational efficiency. What is task interleaving? Task interleaving is the process of combining different tasks – interleaving them – on a single trip within the warehouse. So perhaps a warehouse worker …

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Warehouse KPIs space utilisation

Measuring Warehouse KPIs: Space Utilisation

This is the sixth in our blog posts series that looks at measuring KPIs for warehouse operations. Having recently outlined the 7 KPIs to track for warehouse improvement, this series takes each KPI and examines it more thoroughly. What does space utilisation measure? Space utilisation is an inventory measure.  It shows the percentage of bins …

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Warehouse KPIs Cycle Count Accuracy

Measuring Warehouse KPIs: Cycle Count Accuracy

This is the fifth post in our series examining how to measure KPIs for warehouse operations. We recently outlined the 7 KPIs to track for warehouse improvement. This series takes each KPI and examines it in more detail. What does cycle count accuracy measure? Cycle count accuracy is an inventory measure. It shows the percentage …

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Warehouse KPIs pick performance

Measuring Warehouse KPIs: Pick Performance

This is the fourth in a seven-part series looking at measuring KPIs for warehouse operations. We recently outlined the 7 KPIs to track for warehouse improvement. This series takes each KPI and examines it in more detail. What does pick performance measure? Pick performance is an outbound measure that calculates the number of lines or …

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Reverse Logistics

Using Supply Chain Management to Tackle Reverse Logistics

As commerce has increasingly shifted online, the traditional way of returning goods - taking them back to the store - isn’t always a consumer’s preferred method. So it’s important that distributors and retailers have clear reverse logistics procedures in place for returned goods. There are many reasons that customers return items. Perhaps they aren’t what …

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Warehouse KPIs receipt performance

Measuring Warehouse KPIs: Receipt Performance

This is the third in a series of posts looking at measuring KPIs for warehouse operations. We recently outlined the 7 KPIs to track for warehouse improvement. This series takes each KPI and examines it in more detail. What does receipt performance measure? Receipt performance is an inbound measure in the warehouse that assesses the …

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advanced replenishment

Leveraging Advanced Replenishment in your WMS

Advanced replenishment is a feature of WMS (Warehouse Management Systems) that helps optimise the level of stock that you hold. Wholesale and distribution companies can benefit from how it enhances their operations and streamlines stock management. What is advanced replenishment? Often referred to as automatic replenishment, advanced replenishment is a feature of WMS software. It …

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