09 Feb Increase Dock Efficiency
In a warehouse or distribution center, everything begins and ends at the dock. It can either act as a choke point of productivity or as a launching pad for efficiency throughout an operation. Hold ups at the start of an operation slow down productivity throughout the rest of the warehouse, and bottle necks at the end of processes back up productivity and nullify all other efficiencies. When processes at the dock run smoothly and efficiently, though, the rest of the operation will follow suit. With the consistent flow of products in and out of the warehouse or distribution center, operations within the four walls can function at peak efficiency for optimized productivity.
Here’s a look at three key ways to drive efficiency at the loading dock.
It’s easy to become so focused on the internal affairs of a distribution center that you overlook the entry / exit point of the dock. However, if a facility optimizes operations at the dock, the rest of the warehouse will benefit. It’s like blood flowing through the body. Even if the veins themselves are working great, if there is a problem at the entry or exit artery to the heart all systems will eventually shut down. But if the heart is clear and pumping efficiently, the rest of the body will follow suit.
Enhance efficiency throughout your warehouse or distribution center today by implementing the above strategies. The results will be well worth the effort.