Workflow Optimization Without Automation
Despite the fact that supply chain challenges are projected to ease up in 2023, businesses in the 3PL and warehouse space are under increasing pressure to manage skyrocketing demand while overcoming labor shortages and keeping costs down. Though automation seems like an easy solution, it can be expensive, time consuming, and complicated to implement.
Another more immediately accessible solution is to get creative with workflow optimization. Warehouse operations stand to benefit by creating an ecosystem of advanced battery systems supplying power when and where it is needed and reworking warehouse floor plans to reduce wasted movement.
Advanced Battery Systems Deliver Flexible, Dependable Power and Support Workflow Optimization
One overlooked challenge when building out operational processes in the warehouse is access to power. It doesn’t help much to have a whole fleet of mobilized workstations and battery-powered tools when everything runs on a different set of batteries and charging stations are specific to each device. Having to search for an operable workstation cart with the right charged battery or shut everything down in order to switch power sources reduces operational efficiency.
Batteries that are compatible with multiple devices can charge in stations positioned throughout the facility, and no one has to go looking for the right battery. Hot-swappable batteries further facilitate workflow optimization because you don’t have to interrupt your process to refresh the power supply. You can just switch out batteries without shutting down.
When you design a streamlined supply of consistent, dependable power by building an ecosystem of interchangeable, compatible batteries and chargers, you’ll save time and energy in your workflow.
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What to Look for in an Advanced Battery System
Not all battery systems are created equal. To facilitate a smooth transition, boost flexibility, and protect your investment, look for the following as you build your ecosystem of advanced batteries:
- Compatible with multiple types of devices and chargers
- Safe, long-lasting LFP battery chemistry
- Quick charge time
- Simple maintenance
- Three to five-year warranty
Building a Warehouse Floor Plan for Efficiency
Fixed workstations and bulky charging stations reduce flexibility on the warehouse floor because the space they take up is permanently dedicated to the tasks they support. Having the power to bring work to the point of task makes it all the easier to build a warehouse floor plan designed for efficiency.
Optimize warehouse floor plans to save space and reduce wasted movement by removing barriers, deploying mobilized industrial workstations rather than fixed workstations, and delivering a steady, dependable power supply anywhere on the floor. Keep the following points in mind when considering an upgrade to your warehouse floor plan:
- Designing a warehouse floor plan to optimize workflow requires knowing your inventory and having a strong understanding of your warehouse process flow. Consider working with an efficiency expert to discover where your current operations and placement could use improvement.
- Mobilized industrial workstations allow ultimate flexibility so you can make changes as needed when you get a large shipment or realize that your floor plan needs further renovations.
- Being able to complete work at the point of task minimizes wasted movement and keeps your processes more organized.
An Efficient Floor Plan and Flexible, Dependable Power Supply for Workflow Optimization with Less Headache
Keeping up with a fast-paced 3PL and warehouse environment requires adaptability and flexibility. Changes in shipment loads and inventory require you to adjust floorplans and workflow on the fly while maintaining a high level of throughput—and managing these tasks in a tight labor market may seem nearly impossible.
In response to a shifting warehouse landscape, it is tempting to automate as many of your operations as possible. However, there are some simpler warehouse management alternatives that boost productivity while saving money on technology upgrades and labor expenses.
Batteries that are compatible with all your workstations and tools help streamline your processes by making power more accessible. No one will have to go searching for the right battery or the right charger when all power sources are interchangeable with each other.
Additionally, deploying mobilized workstations makes it easier to adjust your warehouse floor plan when space is limited. You don’t have to worry about fixed workstations creating barriers to a smooth workflow—no matter if it’s related to picking, packing, or receiving—when you can simply roll your industrial workstation carts to a more convenient location.
Find Out How Mobilizing Your Processes Facilitates Warehouse Workflow Optimization Today!
DTG’s MPower Advanced Battery Systems are versatile and designed to support a more efficient workflow. We make the safest, most dependable batteries on the market today, and our mobilized workstations are always at the cutting edge of innovation.
Check out this recent warehouse efficiency case study to discover how we helped a world-leading 3PL overcome its productivity challenges.
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