How To Improve Material Handling Efficiency Level

by John Adams bussiness
Material handling is an important issue for those who maintain warehouses. But it is equally important to carry out material handling in a proper way to improve on the warehouse productivity. This article provides some essential tips in make it happen.

Assigning the task to the pro's

There are many companies that start employees in receiving. However, they may experience greater and better productivity results with experienced candidates. It is the pro's that understand the right way to stock bins & shelves while trying to seldom mix items that are much similar in appearance but different in reality. Those companies that have new employees, they can start the process by filing orders. It is definitely a great way to learn about the products, clients, as well the electronic inventory systems. At the same time, it also becomes easier to check out on the work status since orders are packed for shipment.

Scheduling the truck arrival time

It can be very clumsy if all the trucks arrive at a same time. Hence, it is necessary to schedule the arrival time. This will help in eliminating the excessive waiting time in the yard. As a result, it will not be able to create unnecessary pressure on the receivers & shippers. With a highly efficient truck arrival schedule, material handlers will have to operate fewer dock doors at a time. This will result in saving a lot of money on the utilities.

Using different shifts for receiving and shipping

It is always better to use different shifts for receiving of goods and shipping. However, the operations need to permit the process.Such an approach helps in reducing the staging area requirements by nearly half. And yes, time-wasting bottlenecks available in the warehouse can be also reduced to a greater effect.

Speeding up the unloading task

If a truck sits at the warehouse door for long, the yard becomes more congested. The loading and unloading work should never be left behind. Get it done at the earliest. According to studies, nearly 60% of the mass merchants load & unload trucks in no more than an hour or so. And they enjoy strong growth in the business!

Keeping the floors well-maintained

Material handlers can slow down on their working process if there seems to be some sort of defects in the floor surface. This results in slowing down on the productivity. Potholes, uneven surfaces, and even the deteriorating floor section seams can cause wheel wear & vehicle damage. In some circumstances, such floors can definitely result in prodcut damage and tipping of loads.

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