It’s just one thing after another!
The easter period from 3rd to 14th April, brings the prospect of a rise in on-line shopping.
At the same time, on-going strike action, is putting pressure on the logistics world to be able to source and deliver product, on time.
Now add to that the Bank Holidays of May and the Coronation of His Royal Highness, King Charles 3rd and we are looking at another rise in online shopping accompanied by reduced working time.
In total, through April and May there will be 5 official bank-holidays, which will mean that, more than likely, people will wrap holiday time around those days.
Consequently, the possibility of work disruption is high.
Is this an indication of things to come?
Already some companies who have tested the four-day week are deciding to keep it.
Is this the beginning of a future with 3-day weekends?
If it is, then there is even more need to move automation into logistics.
Distribution Centre Automation
With warehouse space at a premium and labour an on-going problem, automation can mean a more reliable and consistent throughput.
However, saying “Let’s automate” is one thing, actually doing it is quite another.
In order to even consider automating there first needs to be in-depth analyses of the costs involved and calculations of the future throughput capability and thence profitability that automation will bring.
No-one can do this alone. This requires previous experience and knowledge about the whole process and an awareness of the potential pitfalls that can happen during this process.
This is when The Logistics Improvement Group can help.
The Logistics Improvement Group have a very successful history and track record at automating Distribution Centres.
Here is a link to some of their case histories.
So before deciding which Business Transformation route to take it would be a good idea to talk over your ideas with LiG – 01604 212440
01604 212 440
Business Transformation ideas
With several decades of combined experience, the 3 directors can discuss and advise, to ensure the right outcome for you and save you a lot of time.
As most changes involve personnel as well as the mechanical processes and technology it is as well to take a measured approach and be aware of the potential length of the operation.
Having decided on a course of action, based on the appropriate investigations, the project will need to be managed by experienced change management people.
LiG has experienced teams that can make sure that the whole project is brought in on time and within budget.
As we move inexorably towards a “more free-time” world and the pressure on logistics to cope with more and more on-line shopping grows, it is inevitable that automation is seen, not as a luxury, but a necessity.
Consequently, the need for “a safe pair of hands” to navigate companies through the transformation processes is absolutely vital.
Move, improve or automate.