Warehouse Process Basics – Putaway

The warehouse basic process of Putaway is after receiving and before picking. This is also called stowing and may be known by other terminology as well. But the idea remains the same: put inventory into the warehouse. Description The warehouse needs to put all that received inventory somewhere. The process to accomplish this is putaway … Read more

Warehouse Process Basics

Understanding warehouse process basics is critical to understanding where to improve operations. Here is an overview of the basic processes that occur in a warehouse and how they relate. First, let’s define a process. A process is a finite sequence of steps that have a definite result. Now let’s think about a warehouse or distribution … Read more

Efficiency in Shift Changeovers

Part of warehouse efficiency is effective supervision. Most warehouse and distribution center shift work is defined by fixed periods of work for their teams. These periods of work – the shifts – are the basic unit of supervisor output. So supervisor management of the shifts is very important to managing labor cost. The setup of … Read more