As the demand grows, labor shortages persist, operations diversify, and overcrowding becomes a challenge, it becomes necessary to optimize the supply chain and operational flows of the distribution warehouse.
The purpose of a layout diagnosis is to audit your distribution operations, evaluate your performance at the operational level and compare yourself to best practices in your industry. The goal is to offer the best possible service to your customers. To do this, we will perform a :
Warehouse design and optimization refers to the process of creating or improving the layout and operations in order to maximize its efficiency and productivity in inventory management, minimizing warehouse costs and profitability while reducing overall investment costs. This involves a :
The development of warehousing and material handling equipment specifications and the selection of suppliers is a critical process for a company carrying out its design facility project. It involves identifying and defining the requirements for a product or service, and then selecting the most appropriate supplier to provide it. By using experts, this allows you to complete your projects with minimal risk and superior quality. The key elements in the realization of this project are the :
The support in the implementation of our recommendations and the various follow-ups can represent a complex set of tasks. It refers to several technical elements, planning, coordination and meticulous execution. Overall, this type of project requires :
The search for business partners requires an exhaustive study and work. With the help of our network, GCL Group is able to identify specialized companies according to your needs. By choosing the right partner with an experienced team, you will be able to concentrate on your core business while ensuring the continuity of your operations.
We assist you in identifying and selecting the right 3PL partner by following a structured process, recommending the best warehouse solution for your needs that involves:
By evaluating your current product range, order profiles and inventory levels, and then determining the optimal systems to implement.
1- How much space is needed and at what height should the facility be built.
2- Make sure the floor design is adequate in terms of loading.
3- Consider material flow and throughput, which are critical to the design.
o Is automation an option?
o What types of systems should be considered (racking, conveyors, mezzanines, etc.)
4- Staffing requirements: with labor shortages, the option of automation becomes more attractive.
5- Highlight budgetary considerations.
By looking at inventory and throughput, you can determine the best system for your needs.
o Static system (single or double depth, drive-in racking, etc.)
o Dynamic pallet systems: pallet flow and push-back system
Les problèmes de personnel devenant critiques, l'automatisation peut être une option viable.
Les systèmes peuvent également être semi-automatiques ou entièrement automatisés. Lorsque vous envisagez des options automatisées, il est préférable de faire une étude pour déterminer le retour sur investissement.
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