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4 Warehouse Metrics

Whether a small e-commerce company or a large retail chain, the efficiency of a warehouse can have a significant impact on the overall success of the business. To ensure a smooth, optimized operation, it’s important to keep track of key metrics that can aid in identifying areas for improvement. Below are four metrics identified by the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) that are crucial for warehouses to monitor in order to maximize productivity.

1. Average Warehouse Capacity Used – Best-in-class operations, on average, utilize 90% of available warehouse capacity.

By understanding how much of the warehouse space is being utilized, businesses can optimize their inventory levels, plan for future expansions or reorganizations, and make more informed decisions about their warehousing operations.

2. Order Picking Accuracy – Best-in-class operations achieve more than 99.9% order picking accuracy.

Inaccurate order picking can lead to incorrect shipments, delayed deliveries, and unhappy customers, which can damage a company’s reputation and impact on its bottom line. By measuring order picking accuracy, warehouses can identify areas for improvement and implement strategies to increase accuracy, ultimately leading to less returns, higher customer satisfaction, and increased revenue.

3. Percent of Orders with On-Time Delivery – Best-in-class operations deliver more than 99.48% of orders on time.

Late deliveries can lead to dissatisfied customers, lost sales, and a damaged reputation for the business. By tracking the percentage of orders with on-time delivery, warehouses can identify areas for improvement in their logistics and supply chain operations, employ strategies to improve delivery times, and finally enhance customer delight and retention.

4. Inventory Count Accuracy by Location – Best-in-class operations achieve a 99.9% match of physical inventory to reported inventory.

Accurate inventory counts enable warehouses to fulfill customer orders promptly, avoid stockouts, and minimize the risk of overstocking, which can tie up capital and lead to unnecessary storage costs. By measuring inventory count accuracy by location, warehouses can identify discrepancies, adjust their stock levels accordingly, and maintain optimal inventory levels, leading to better efficiency and profitability.

By keeping track of metrics such as those above, warehouse managers can make data-driven decisions to improve their operations. Our experienced team at Storage Solutions are no strangers to the negative impact ignoring data can have on a warehouse operation.  Luckily, we know how to best support our customers in their journey of optimization.

If you want to learn more about how Storage Solutions can help you fully utilize these metrics, click here!

Buy Used Warehouse Equipment SSI Warehouse

Our goal is to assist our clients with any type of warehouse transition. We understand that selling or moving your current material handling equipment such as pallet rack, shelving, mezzanine, conveyor, etc, can provide a large headache. We would like to help you resolve that issue.

Are you closing down or consolidating one or more of your facilities?  Let us buy your used pallet rack and other material handling equipment.  Are you opening a new facility, or changing locations?  We will help you transition to a new warehouse or redesign your current one.  We can help you save money on your warehouse redesign, and we also remove the hassle of having to tear down and move all of your equipment!

Are you having trouble deciding what kind of storage equipment is best for your needs?  Contact us today to get our free recommendation for your new operation!

Here is a brief list of equipment we would be interested in purchasing:

used pallet racksPallet Rack:  selective pallet rack, drive-in pallet rack, drive-thru pallet rack, pushback pallet rack, cantilever rack, wire decks, etc.

Shelving:  open steel shelving, closed steel shelving, single rivet shelving, double rivet shelving, wire shelving, etc.

Conveyor:  gravity conveyor, power conveyor, skate wheel conveyor, roller conveyor, etc.

Pallet Rack Accessories / Safety Equipment:  row spacers, pallet supports, wire decking, column protectors, end-of-aisle protectors, column deflectors, guardrails, etc.

Pick Modules, Mezzanine, & Tape Machines

Well, that just about wraps up another Storage Solutions blog session.  Don’t forget to check out the clearance section of our website.  We are constantly adding new equipment, so be sure to take a few minutes to see if there is anything that catches your eye.

Double-Deep Pallet Rack Term

Double-Deep Pallet Rack is a style of dense storage consisting of selective pallet racking that has been constructed back-to-back to allow for higher storage density. This style of racking requires fewer aisles, which allows for increased flexibility in warehouse design options and an increase in storage space.

Double-deep racks can be installed in a conventional warehouse or any rack-supported building. These racks provide more significant utilization of warehouse space because they store loads of materials and have a narrow aisle design.

There are some disadvantages to utilizing double-deep pallet racking as well. Because the design is placing two racks back-to-back, a double-deep rack only features a 50% selectivity area. This lack of accessibility can lead to reduced productivity and require the use of more expensive life equipment, depending on the configuration.

Typically, double-deep racking is ideal for a client that is storing pallets in a Last-In, First-Out (LIFO) inventory rotation. It is especially suitable if that product is in high volume with limited available storage space.

If you are interested in implementing Double-Deep Pallet Racking configurations or other Dense Storage Solutions in your warehouse, contact one of our Storage Solutions experts to talk about increasing your storage capacity.