After several tough years for the industry, it's been difficult for manufacturers to bounce back. A pandemic caught business owners by surprise, a significant job surplus has left employees burnt out and a recession could be on the way. This has made it difficult to stay productive while maintaining a strong roster of employees and keeping them safe. Manufacturing businesses with high productivity levels will see this reflected in their bottom line — it's as simple as that. Of course, increasing productivity is no easy task, but luckily, there are tools and resources you can offer your employees to enable a much-needed boost in warehouse efficiency. Here's where to start: Step 1: Review Your Process You could be holding your employees back with manufacturing processes or facility methods that no longer serve your company. Your employees can achieve their productivity potential with consistent reviews of your operation and its performance. Start with your manufacturing process. In the past, we've covered four potential methods that your facilities can use to organize and optimize: Lean Manufacturing: Lean manufacturing works to identify and [...]
When running a warehouse, there isn't any room for waste. By waste, we don't mean what ends up in your dumpsters or trash shoots. In warehousing, waste refers to outdated practices, old tools or inefficient processes holding your facility back from its full potential.