The greatest challenge for warehousing and intralogistics is the ever-accelerating pace of change. Changes in the operating environment are giving rise to new needs and requirements. Companies want to control their warehouse processes on an ever more detailed level and stay up to date on the progress of their warehouse processes. They want to control their warehouses in real time to enable full traceability. Accurate and correct real-time data is a must to be able to develop and steer the operations to the right direction. Further, to allow quick response to the changing requirements, there is an increasing call for process flexibility.
If you look at warehouse environments, some clear trends can be observed. Through the use of automation, companies seek to achieve, in particular, increased operational efficiency and more effective utilization of space. Growing item numbers create specific challenges for managing the increasing flow of goods in the existing space as effectively as before, maintaining the same level of quality. Smaller batch sizes in purchases and deliveries mean more handling at the warehouse. The increasing pace of change and growing needs create pressure to raise the warehouse operations to a whole new level.
The best way to start developing operations is by carefully assessing the current state. Based on a current state analysis, it is easier to create plans for future development.
Roima’s tool for mapping the current state and future development ideas is ROIWalk Warehouse. In ROIWalk, Roima’s experienced industry expert walks through the customer’s warehouse processes and carefully analyzes the utilization of space, operations on the shop floor, the efficiency of processes, and the possibilities provided by automation. In collaboration with the customer, our expert develops ideas for improved delivery reliability and quality.
Quite often, the people who are responsible for the daily running of the warehouse are too busy to think about or too close to see which areas in the processes would need development. Through ROIWalk, you gain an external view of the key development areas. This helps to encourage internal discussions within your company, ultimately leading to operational improvement. ROIWalk is an easy and cost-efficient way to identify your most important development areas and engages your key personnel for one day only.
As a result of the analysis, you will receive a report stating the current state of your warehouse and the identified challenges, business requirements, and needs. In addition, the report offers concrete development ideas, addressing processes and introducing possible system solutions, the potential of automation, and actions for improving the efficiency of your operations and use of space. Further, our expert also provides a recommendation for the prioritization of these development actions.