It does not matter if your warehouse set up is more traditional or highly automated, there are simple ways to strategically accelerate your warehouse modernization to meet the demands of e-commerce fulfillment and today’s on-demand economy, according to Mark Wheeler, director of supply chain solutions at Zebra Technologies. During his ProMatDX session Monday afternoon, Wheeler presented a framework on how companies can bring their warehouse facilities into the future.
This framework takes into consideration the synchronization that needs to occur between warehouse management systems, automation, and worker and workflow optimization. Each phase helps operations and information technology leaders purposefully increase the sophistication of their technologies to achieve greater levels of visibility, utilize their data to a greater extent, and orchestrate operations wall-to-wall to ensure every asset and worker is visible, connected, and fully optimized.
Depending on where your starting point is within your warehouse, here are some key steps you can implement now: