Herding warehouse cats

In many consumer product warehouses, the process of getting volume to flow is punctuated by delays and piles of inventory.   Receiving wants to get the trucks unloaded – and they do it in order of receipt.  Picking wants to get ahead – who knows what volume spikes lie ahead?  Shipping wants everything staged, including dropped trailers as far as the eye can see, so they can turn trucks quickly and fill in unproductive time.  What is really needed is a unifying schedule that:
  • Drives receiving to unload “first needed” items first
  • Allows picking to see capacity needs – potentially further into the future than the WMS can see
  • Puts trailers into the dock at times when the inventory is both available and picked
The reality, which Gartner points out, is that warehouse scheduling is 25 years behind manufacturing.  Until now…to learn more click http://www.warehouseoptimization.com/autoscheduler-warehouse-and-dock-scheduling-software