Improving Efficiency Through Basic Outbound Operations

Lean warehousing, supply chain visibility, RFID, 3PL – the list goes on. These are today’s buzz words and acronyms for the mature logistics operation looking to squeeze the next dollar out of the warehousing, distribution, and supply chain processes or gain more sales through new services. Many small to medium size businesses are not yet ready for these initiatives, but can achieve greater efficiency and customer satisfaction through the
implementation of fundamental processes.

Many of the basic principles can be implemented in some manner without large?scale investments though there is no doubt warehouse management systems (WMS) can certainly assist in managing and maintaining the principles. This document focuses on just three techniques that can be adopted without the tremendous price tags associated with full WMS implementations.

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