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Top Tips for Securing Warehouse Inbound Logistics Capacity

Published: 19 June 2019

ID: G00407081

Analyst(s): Sean Hurley

Summary

Running a warehouse with increasing customer demands, tighter arrival windows and labor constraints can be challenging. Supply chain leaders can use this research to develop the agility needed to manage capacity for inbound warehouse operations during periods of fluctuating demand.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Develop an Agile Workforce to Support Peak Inbound Demand Periods
    • Communicate Effectively — And Often
    • Explain Goals
    • Training
    • Skills Matrix Map
    • Flexible Staffing
  • Improve Visibility of Inbound Demand by Developing Effective Working Relationships
    • Schedule Inbound Purchase Orders
    • Schedule Vendor Receiving Appointments
    • Establish Advanced Shipping Notifications
    • Leverage Technology
  • Improve Receiving, Put Away and Dock Control by Adopting Lean Practices
    • Adopt Lean Warehouse Operations
    • Keep Aisles Clear
    • Receiving, Yard Jockey Services and Dock Control

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