The crucial factors of efficient warehousing

Operating figures are needed in order to evaluate a warehouse’s efficiency and effectiveness. In the process, quantitative indicators for both capacity utilization and movement processes must be used. Expenditures include the warehouse’s capital costs, equipment and payroll.

Key indicators in the warehouse

The tasks of a warehouse can be divided into time-bridging processes when the goods are stored and movement processes associated with storage. These must be depicted in a system of key indicators in order to determine efficiency and effectiveness. The resulting efficiency indicators are storage capacity, the number of available storage positions and stock movements. On the input side, they are matched by performance measures of warehousing costs, which are divided into personnel costs and operating costs [1].

Recommended reading

Logistikmanagement | Pfohl 2004

References

[1] Logistikmanagement | Pfohl 2004

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