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Warehousing

Warehouses have never faced greater challenges from external forces that they do today.

Look at this short list.

GST
Cost increase
Rapid market changes
Increased customer expectations
Out searching
Computers
Competition and more

How can you?

Run your warehouse and delight your customers with prompt, accurate and timely responses

Record all of the issues and feedback from your in-house or third party suppliers

Provide reports that show all of the opportunities to add value and improve your relationship with your customer.

How can you do this?

Use the tools that your sales and marketing people hide, but be smart and use a system that your warehouse staff can and will use

Customer Relationship Manager, Sales and Marketing contain powerful features that will help you to better manage your customers, your employees and your operational efficiency

So what should you do?

Reduce your costs
Improve your productivity
Improve your record keeping and accounting
Improve your margins with a different customer or product mix.

What else do you need to consider?

Consider a few things that you need to understand to run a warehouse today.

Physical stock management

Warehouse maintenance

Compliance with fire regulations

Regulations regarding Warehouse Equipment/Licenses

Damages/surpluses or shortages

New Products

Returned Goods

Check List - Physical receipt of goods

Direct deliveries

Hours of Work

Site Access

Warehouse procedures

Computer access and security

Master File maintenance and security

Dangerous goods

Pallet Control - cost and lost

Goods Receipts Documentation

Receiving - Dispatch

Unloading

Goods Received Adjustment

and more ....

The warehouse must be:

Located in the right place, the right size, well organized to allow:
efficient delivery and placing
cost-effective use of its space
adequate access to stored materials
security from theft and weather
flexibility to deal with the various items.

Within the warehouse, stock must be:

Put into known places and
in known order so that it can be:
retrieved quickly and in the right quantity
rotated properly (ex. first-in, first-out, batch control).

Warehousing activities:

Receiving goods
identifying goods
sorting goods
dispatching goods to storage
holding goods
picking goods
preparing shipments
dispatching shipments.

Consider a few policies that you need to understand to run a warehouse today.

Physical Stock Management
Warehouse maintenance
Compliance with fire regulations
Regulations regarding Warehouse Equipment/Licenses
Pallet Control
Unloading
Damages/surpluses or shortages
New Products
Direct owner deliveries
Goods Received Adjustment
Returned Goods
Check List - Physical receipt of goods
Direct deliveries
Equal Employment Opportunities
Hours of Work
Site Access
Information Systems
Hardware
Software
Illegal Software
Smoking on Site
Confidentiality
Sexual Harassment
Position Descriptions
Work Performance Reviews
Training and development
Tertiary Education
Remuneration
Superannuation
Annual Leave
Annual Leave Loading
Long Service Leave
Sick Leave
Family Leave
Unpaid Leave
Jury Service
Bereavement Leave
Maternity Leave
Position Classification
Grievance Procedure
Disciplinary Procedure
Formal Verbal Warning
First Written Warning
Second Written Warning
Final Review/Termination
Serious Misconduct
Leaving the Company

Consider a few procedures you need to understand to run a warehouse today.

Physical Stock Management
Warehouse procedures
Warehouse maintenance
Computer access and security
Master File maintenance and security
Dangerous goods
Pallet Control - cost and lost
Goods Receipts Documentation
Receiving/Dispatch
Unloading
Damages/surpluses or shortages
New Products
Direct owner deliveries
Goods Received Adjustment
Returned Goods
Check List - Physical receipt of goods
Direct deliveries

warehousing

Warehousing

Logistics - Anything but simple

Logistics are all about getting the correct products to your customers - consistently, on time.


Simple. Or is it?

In order for your supply chain to work seamlessly, your logistics require flexible and agile coordination of a complex set of processes, operations and systems.


It takes a best practice consulting solutions provider with experience, knowledge, proven methodology and the ever-more important, technological capabilities to provide accurate, fast Logistics Consultants.


At Supply Today we practice what we preach.


That's what our clients want - and that's what we provide.

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