Top 5 Tasks to Prepare for Peak:
Managing a warehouse is difficult at the best of times. It's no secret that during peak seasons orders can skyrocket and so it is important to be prepared for a higher level of activity. Every business needs an efficient warehousing and logistics solution in order to keep up with the demand. Follow the Logistex 5 Top Tips on getting your warehouse prepared:
1) Understand the expected volumes
Use historical growth to help forecast future Peak demand.
Review trends YTD of any new SKU and how this could change at peak.
2) Plan a Stress Test of the current operation
Hold back orders which when released replicate the facility during peak.
Ensure pick locations are fully replenished.
Plan to have Residential Engineering Support on Site during the test so the MHE can be monitored throughout.
3) Complete preventative maintenance on all MHE
Ensure all required spares are on site and readily available.
Advise your Hotline team that the stress test is planned so pro-active health checks can be completed.
All resources for order fulfilment such as packaging, paper in printers or label reels are ready.
4) Record Performances
Use dashboard reporting such as Analytex to review performances.
Obtain feedback from your Hotline team with recommendations such as Pick face optimisation or location stock levels.
Identify any pinch points of the solution with the onsite engineers.
5) Review results with your Systems Integrator
Logistex offer Situational Analysis reviews of customer operations to ensure automation is fully optimised.
Use design simulation and emulation to fully capture the impact as to any modification to the existing operation.