An organized warehouse is more efficient
Slotting is the process that establishes the most suitable storage location for each item within the warehouse according to demand, this in order to increase processes productivity such as reception, replenishment or orders preparation, besides it’s an excellent method making the most of the storage space; Slotting strategy is essential to ensure facilities efficiency.
Not having appropriate product accommodating methodology causes increases in warehouse´s operating expenses between 10% to 30% per year. These operating expenses are related with additional movements and displacements of equipment and work duplication due to selection errors, among others.
Advantages of slotting strategies implementation in your warehouse:
– Error minimization:
Quick and accurate product identification that makes possible to have the right products at the right time.
– Workloads balance:
Inconsistencies associated with tasks assignment disappear.
– Grater inventory control:
Reduces inconsistencies between physical and theoretical inventory.
– Reduces cycle times:
Products location is known in advance and several orders can be lifted at the same time.
– Storing costs reduction:
Helps with unit counting during inventories and demand planning.
– Optimize picking processes:
With this feature operators locate more easily each product and can fill orders faster.
It is worth knowing that warehouses have increasingly heterogeneous item masters with greater SKUs variety, which further increases the need to adopt Slotting strategies.
In order to minimize errors representing significant monetary losses, currently, many companies are choosing migration to efficient technological systems and tools that improve warehouse operation processes. Strategies such as Slotting have come to their aid, which allows maximizing storage capacity and considerable movements time reduction. All of this together leads significant increase in productivity.
Efficient location management in warehouse reduces pickers workload and optimizes merchandise movements flow within facilities. However, to ensure location criteria free-error application is necessary the use of software that automates spaces allocation. Otherwise, location strategy manual management can lead serious errors and cost overruns.
You need to optimize your warehouse management?
At Procesys Consultoría we have an interdisciplinary team available to help you implementing best strategies that will allow being more efficient in storage processes, warehouse productivity increase and have better product traceability.