It is important to always be in a position to anticipate, prevent, and notice red flags in due time to avoid accidents, downtimes, and financial loss in the warehouse. While focusing on the big issues is ok, it is often the small things which escape your attention that eat away at safety and productivity around the workshop. Something as simple as missing forklift service schedules can have an adverse impact on your operations. Proactive management also demands that you deploy a system that stays on top of what is on target. Here are a few tips to help see you through.
Take advantage of performance indicators to know where the warehouse stands and isolate any red flags. This means you have to prioritize performance measurement in your warehouse management efforts. Measurement of KPIs should emphasize more on those areas that have a zero tolerance to break downs.
Some of the warehouse KPIs include:
This includes elements such as inventory turnover, inventory to sales ratio, inventory accuracy, and carrying cost of inventory. You also need to measure elements that comprise product availability, product damage, order entry, and order fill and errors.
Forklifts are giant powerful machines and it is by no accident that they are the sixth most cited violation for 2016 according to OSHA. Such violations translate into extra costs on the warehouse operations and often cover aspects such as:
Safe operation of the forklift truck
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