Distribution centre productivity assessments and warehouse performance are a specialty of Henderson Logistics. These also apply in manufacturing and transport. The aim in each case is to identify and develop the best possible workplace configuration with equipment and materials handling support to ensure maximised effectiveness.
Measures of performance (KPIs) can be developed that can be easily implemented to improve labour resource allocation and monitoring of picking effectiveness and other functions. Differing methods of order assembly such as scan pack, zone picking, pick to voice and pick to light can be assessed for best productivity.
The findings are accompanied by advice on monitoring of warehouse activities. Issues addressed include:
- Materials handling systems
- Key performance measures, KPIs
- Picking productivity and pick rates
- Operator effectiveness