Did you know most warehouse inventory errors start in receiving? If you make a mistake in the receiving area, it can have a 10-fold effect on the rest of the warehouse process.
The number one piece of advice experts have when it comes to warehouse optimization is that optimizing receiving is the first most important step to optimizing the warehouse.
Many warehouse layouts diminish the size and importance of receiving at a great detriment to their entire operation. Think of all the activities receiving does. They add labels, count the items and reconcile them with the manufacturer’s packing list. They break down pallets. They accommodate back orders, they report manufacturers shipping errors.
All this activity needs to be supported and optimized. By focusing on reducing receiving errors and inefficiencies you will improve the flow of your entire warehouse.
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