Many companies consider their warehouses only as a part of the cost side of their operations. A well-managed warehouse, however, can contribute to its company’s bottom line with lower operating expenses, increased efficiency and productivity, and repeat orders from satisfied customers.
You have the opportunity to gain a competitive edge by making strategic investments in your warehouse that result in effective processes, a capable, skilled workforce, and well-maintained assets that support and enhance your operations. To set your warehouse on the right path, it’s necessary for you to evaluate how you measure up in four areas where best-in-class warehouses excel, The Four Key Pillars of Effective Warehouse Management:
You will find information on each pillar in the following sections of this e-book — information that not only can help you assess your warehouse’s performance related to each area, but also actions you can take to manage your warehouse more effectively.