Author: Vương Vũ
Update: 14/12/2022


The benefits of optimizing the warehouse system are indisputable: it helps to reduce the time and cost of handling, storing and shipping orders.

However, in reality, optimizing the warehouse system is not an easy task. Because even with the most organized and efficient warehouse design, things can still get messy as you move in or out of certain goods.

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5 tips to contribute to optimizing the warehouse storage system through the following article.

1. Use automated cargo handling and data collection methods

Manual handling of goods (Manual Handling) is one of the causes of warehouse operations not being as efficient as expected, which can lead to some consequences due to inexperience or mistakes in the process. handling employee merchandise (e.g. damage to product packaging, forgetting where products are stored, etc.). But for automated data collection, the possibility of cargo location confusion is minimized. This also ensures that goods are stored in the correct location, and that all data is entered into the computer correctly.

2. Use Bin location in warehouse management system

You cannot randomly arrange goods anywhere in the warehouse. To keep your warehouse running efficiently, you can use the BIN Location* system – known as a locator system, which provides precise storage locations through the row, column and shelf. When you hold a specific product in one of these locations, the specific row, column, and price become the bin for that product type. The format of the “bin” number is entirely up to you.

If all the goods are sorted according to the “BIN” system, any warehouse worker can more easily find the products. In addition, the system reduces unnecessary waste of time and resources by cutting out redundant steps in the process.

3. Closely monitor the flow of goods

Do you know which products are selling well and which are in storage for months? Every business can forecast the supply/demand of their products to some extent and accordingly, plan orders with their manufacturer, which will help them avoid overordering of sold items. slow and encourage them to order more fast-selling items. It is an effective method to reduce your overall costs and make better use of your storage space.

4. Use ABC Analysis (ABC Analysis)

This is a basic valuation method, also known as the Inventory Classification Method, which classifies all products according to their cash value high to low). In most cases, businesses are not very interested in inventory analysis. But the ABC analysis allows them to know which products are most profitable so they can focus their time and resources on those products.

ABC analysis is a classification technique in stock & inventory management and can be used for a wide range of inventory items, such as manufactured products, components, spare parts, etc. replacement, finished goods, unfinished goods etc Accordingly, inventory goods/materials are classified into 3 groups including A, B, and C.

Group A is the inventory that is always on top, and often the items that bring in the most sales. Requires a higher frequency of testing and sorting to ensure an adequate supply of these products.
Group C items have a lower monetary value but are always ordered in bulk.
Group B is a group of goods with average volume, value, and frequency of orders compared to groups A and C.

5. Optimizing storage capacity

Warehouse storage space is limited, so optimizing every centimeter of the warehouse opening space is necessary to bring greater benefits to the business. Racks should be designed so that the vertical, as well as horizontal space available in the warehouse, can be utilized. People often assume that when space is "full," they need to move to another, larger inventory, but what they don't realize is the potential of existing unused space. Randomly stacked goods cause wasted space, not only preventing you from storing more goods but also making it difficult for your employees to do their jobs quickly and efficiently...

Maximizing the capacity of warehouse space is only possible if you design your warehouse according to each order received or shipped per month, i.e. prioritizing the arrangement of products that are moved more often, estimating the quantity employees working in the warehouse and the number of racks needed to store the goods, etc. As long as you have a rough estimate of these factors, you can use your storage space more efficiently.

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