Warehouses are one of the most expensive elements of the supply chain, but with the correct blueprint can be left alone for many years, often with the layout remaining largely unchanged. A review of your warehouse layout and storage media will often lead to improved storage capacity and better productivity.
Warehouse improvement projects can be the result of a failing warehouse, sometimes this can be due to capacity constraints or an exercise to reduce costs and improve service levels. Either way, here at SLP3 our mandate is always the same.
“To deliver simplicity to complex warehousing & distribution”.
We can either use our wide range of standard tools, techniques, and background knowledge to implement immediate minor changes. Or follow and implement major changes on more complex projects. All of which will reduce costs, improve service levels and be affordable, thus creating a stronger environment for your business to expand.
We specialise in strategic planning of warehouse infrastructure, tailored to your business needs. We also understand and identify the importance of appropriate MHE (Material Handling Equipment) that suits your business requirements.
KEY ELEMENTS TO CONSIDER
Does your warehouse meet the stated requirements? What areas should be evaluated further? Where are you losing money? How can you improve throughput?
Auditing these areas will result in improved customer service levels and better efficiency.
Are your business processes aligned with the warehouse activities? Are roles and responsibilities clear? What if something goes wrong? Are tasks being duplicated? Who is accountable?
Reviewing these key points will result in a smoother operation.
Does the storage media (racking, shelving etc.) meet current and future requirements? Can you improve the use of the available space in the warehouse whilst increasing productivity?
By reviewing this area, you will ensure that you are always compliant with regulations whilst being able to use your available space to its maximum potential.
Is the flow through the building efficient? Are work and storage areas appropriately sized and located?
By reviewing this and making small changes, you will improve your time and motion considerably. Resulting in increased output and delivering a more efficient workforce.
MHE (Mechanical Handling Equipment)
Is the current MHE suitable for the planned operation? Can productivity and capacity be improved with alternative equipment.
By making changes and investments into your MHE you will see maximum return operationally.
Manual Inventory & Stock Taking
Does your business prepare adequately for Stock Takes and Perpetual Inventory? Do you find it hard to have your operation ready in time for this?
We can help you with the preparation of your Stock Takes and Perpetual Inventory. We are experienced in all areas of stock taking processes, including reporting findings to external auditors.
Process Efficiency Implementation
· TAM (Time and Motion recording)
· KPI (Key Performance Indicators)
· Data recording performance
· Input and Output performance
Process improvement is fundamental to your business when implementing a new contract or increasing the performance of an existing operation. Introducing lean methods into your company will eliminate wasteful activity in your supply chain, improving the efficiency of your operations and improving customer satisfaction.