How to make your warehouse more efficient?
The optimization of space and processes in a warehouse is a fundamental aspect of business growth, which directly influences operators’ productivity, operating costs, and the time required to execute tasks, such as the reception and dispatch of goods.
For this reason, new technologies that emerge as solutions for the logistics industry come to support this process to increase its efficiency and productivity. The company that implements those technologies obtains better results and can assume a greater demand for orders without affecting delivery times.
An optimized warehouse is the first of the necessary steps to guarantee that the supply chain system works efficiently. It is also essential to consider that companies lose large amounts of money every year due to a lack of stock, an increase in returns, and human errors.
Below, we mention the main technological trends for warehouse storage optimization:
– Systems that allow the interposition of urgent orders.
– Returns management programs.
– Automated systems for measuring and cubing goods.
In order to achieve the objective of optimizing storage centers, companies must consider the implementation of automated measurement and cubic systems because they allow greater precision in the dimensions of goods and thus optimally locate them both in the warehouses and the transport vehicles.
In CubiQ we design technological solutions that transcend the dimensioning of goods, achieving faster transcription of the information on the labels using modern technologies such as OCR, contributing to the digitization of information in the warehouses of transport logistics companies, freight consolidators, and retail.
It is worth mentioning that significant benefits have been obtained with the developed devices in the retail companies that have installed CubiQ in their warehouses. Among the benefits that stand out in this industry we highlight three:
– Optimization of storage space by an additional 25%.
– Reduction of the amount of freight by over 8%.
– Reduction of up to 160% of data capture times and incorporation into the WMS system.
Additionally, in the cargo consolidation companies that have CubiQ in their storage centers, the processes have been optimized and costs reduced:
– Reduction of labor costs by more than 150% generating savings of approximately $ 2,800 million COP.
– Increase in operator productivity by up to 200%.
To conclude, we emphasize the importance of process automation for optimizing the logistics chain, especially in warehouses, because if the warehouse storage is optimal, companies can achieve quicker times, increase operators’ productivity, reduce labor costs, and meet increasing product demands.