Poor Flow Optimization is a Business Killer

It’s a great time to start thinking about your goals and strategies for this year.  The time to optimize your warehouse into a competitive advantage is now. Don’t let warehouse delays, downtime, and poor workflow affect your business anymore.  If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is to be prepared for anything.

To help you determine the best logical movement of people, materials, and products traveling throughout your warehouse, be sure you turn to an expert who can help you optimize your operational flow. The “Big 3” for analyzing optimization are:

Space utilization. Space is money.  The goal of warehouse layout design is to optimize your warehousing functions and achieve maximum efficiency and space utilization. Land cost is by far one of the largest cost contributors in warehousing. Taking the time to analyze and evaluate warehouse space upfront can dramatically affect overall operational efficiency. Warehouse automation, like vertical lift modules, offer the highest storage density on the market.

Energy costs. By intelligently combining movements and making your warehouse more dynamic and flexible, you can operate on a more environmentally friendly basis and realize significant savings. In addition, investigate all the options – Lithium-ion, industrial lead acid and advanced waterless lead acid batteries and all the power solutions, chargers and battery handling systems for your warehouse equipment keep your business forward.

Excess motion. In the warehouse, it is critical to consider layout and flow to minimize transportation and movement waste.  For maximum optimization, reduce the number of movements required to transport materials and enable alternative material flow. Look to turnkey warehouse automation and integrated systems solutions to help minimize cost and optimize labor

When it comes to optimizing and managing your warehouse, Andersen Material Handling has the tools and management processes to help find workflow efficiencies to increase uptime, optimize assets, and reduce overall operating costs.