3 Commonly-Ignored Aspects of Warehouse Productivity

A warehouse plays a critical role in the exchange of goods, particularly if you are in the logistics or supply industry. It provides you with a central space where you can store items safely and neatly. It makes supply chain management simple.

But being in this industry can be counterproductive if you don’t know how to manage your warehouse operations properly. This guide discusses three revolutionary yet often ignored methods of guaranteeing productivity.

Pallet racking

Did you know that the right commercial pallet racking system increases productivity? If your business stores and sells many items, you can benefit from this strategy. For one, pallet racking organizes your merchandise. This means your staff can locate products easily. The neat storage of items avoids wasting time looking for a product. This translates to having more time for other productive activities.

Pallet racking also saves space, which means if you have a big warehouse, a forklift can easily move around. This makes item mobility more efficient. The pallet design also means that your merchandise is more accessible because you can get access to it on both sides. If your staff needs to remove or replace an item, they can do so quickly. This spells convenience, which leads to overall warehouse efficiency.

Motivation

There are some myths about motivation and the way it affects a company’s productivity. Experts say that one of the myths is that not everyone is motivated. The truth is, everybody is, but not everyone is positively motivated. When negatively motivated people are mixed with positively motivated ones, they drag the whole team down. So, what can you do is group people the right way. Get rid of the rotten tomatoes.

Another myth is that there is a one-size-fits-all type of motivation. In reality, people are motivated differently. One may respond positively to financial rewards. The other may work better when given more attention or recognition. That is because humans are hardwired to seek pleasure and avoid pain. If the motivation you’re feeding them is not pleasurable, they won’t bite into it.

Knowing to unleash the positive motivation of each individual in your team leads to a more productive company.

Sleep

Man sleeping

Arianna Huffington, the co-founder of The Huffington Post, shared how sleeping can make you more productive. She shared how previously she fainted because she didn’t get enough sleep. She hit her head on her desk and hurt her cheekbone and she got stitches on her right eye. All of these happened because she did not get enough sleep. She may have done a lot in the past when she deprives herself of sleep, but when she fainted because of exhaustion, she was the least productive individual in the room.

According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, getting enough sleep plays a vital role in our overall health and well-being. Our performance during the daytime depends heavily on the quality of sleep we had the night before. Not getting enough sleep may result in more mistakes in our tasks, more time spent doing these tasks, and slower reaction time. These all translate to an unproductive day. Encourage your team to get enough rest, so they can be more productive.

Running a productive warehouse does not require rocket science. More often than not, the strategies are right under our noses that we tend to ignore them.

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