It’s not an exaggeration to say that you can’t ran an efficient warehouse without efficient receiving and shipping operations. Afterall, take too long to unload or load a truck and you’re going to get fined by your trucking partners; inventory stuck on the receiving dock is in the facility, but not available to promise; and it doesn’t matter how fast you can fill an order if you can’t load your trucks.
In the first of two episodes sponsored by the dock specialists Rite-Hite, St. Onge senior project manager David Dziwis explains why efficient docks set the stage for efficient operations and identifies the hallmarks of good – and not so good – dock operations.
This is a must episode for anyone designing a new facility or looking to improve their dock operations. And, for more information on dock operations, be sure to visit Rite-Hite.