Gartner Research

Examine Outbound Complexity Drivers to Maximize Warehouse Management System and Process Efficiency

Published: 23 November 2016

ID: G00315289

Analyst(s): Simon Tunstall

Summary

Outbound warehouse activities often develop unnecessary complexity and cost and increased service expectations. Supply chain leaders can use our warehouse operational complexity model in greater depth to aid in the reduction, management and exploitation of key outbound drivers of complexity.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Focus on the Outbound Segment of Gartner's Warehouse Operational Complexity Model
  • Assemble Your Team of Outbound Process Experts to Identify and Document Outbound Activities
  • Analyze Each Outbound Operational Process and Relevant Queries in Detail to Determine Complexity Levels
  • Assess the Levels of Support Your Inbound Processes Offer to Your Outbound Processes
  • Review the Available Functionalities Within Your WMS to Reduce Process Steps and Unnecessary Complexity

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