Any successful business will continue to run if the operation is led efficiently. This applies to warehouses as well. There are many things that make a warehouse competent and one of the ways that this is done is by labelling. Technology and labelling go hand in hand and can be used to ensure that the operation is streamlined. Here are effective tips to ensure that you are using labelling correctly.
The labelling system
If you do not have a labelling system, it is high time that you get one. There are many organisations that provide labelling services and equipment. This will help your logistics New Zealand operation to be carried out smoothly and you won’t have trouble trying to find the products on the shelves. Scanners ad barcodes can be implemented easily.
Information is the key to all knowledge. Therefore, label all the products with information about it. Your inventory must match everything that has been shelved. These information labels can be created using numbers or names. This is called stock-keeping unit (SKU).
Your competitors might be using a sophisticated software such as WMS to run the warehousing. Using the correct and updated technology will enable the organisation to gain competitive advantage. Repetitive tasks can be automated, and the inventory system can be online too which can be accessed by employees using a tablet when going around the storage facility to check on the products.
An inventory control system can ensure that a lot of time can be saved. The movement of all the items can be monitored easily. The cost of lost inventory will be monitored as well.
Using the sequence order option in the WMS software, the organisation will be able to group the orders based on the zone of where the products have been placed or keep the items that need to be transported using conveyor belt.
Automatic data collection process
Human error can be eliminated by automating all the data collection processes. The data will be more accurate when compared to data collection using manual methods.
Use different coloured pathway stickers for each zone. The labels can be colour coordinated with the respective sticker of the zone. This sticker labelling method should be adaptable in the event that an expansion occurs.
Ensuring that there are signs and clear labels will help employees navigate easily and therefore, the employee will be at ease to find the desire the desired item.
Carefully label the warehouse using the new technology available which will help the organisation become successful.