EggBox.com is a recognized leader in packaging solutions for the egg producing industry. We produce a wide range of packaging products, including egg flats and toppers, egg cartons in pulp and foam, egg sleeves, and void fillers. Throughout our company’s history, our team has sought to streamline warehousing and manufacturing operations in an effort to ensure timely delivery of packaging to our customers. We have become an industry leader with a reputation for flexibility and for our relentless pursuit of continuous improvement.
Improving Warehousing Operations
Warehouse operations are a challenge for companies of every size. With increases in the cost of labor, coupled with rising shipping costs, companies often seek ways of controlling overhead. There are several key components in improving warehousing efficiency to reduce costs. These efficiency components also help the warehousing operation to run more smoothly and productively than ever before.
The first component is control of inventory, including inbound and outbound freight. Producing too much of any given product and having it sit around a warehouse is inefficient at best and damaging to revenue at worst. The same applies to purchases coming into the warehouse. Stocking up on raw materials or parts in excess of production needs wastes money that could be used for more important business operations. Location control and careful analysis of production needs, inventory levels, and purchase amounts are critical in streamlining this part of the warehouse operation.
Another time-honored method of reducing warehouse expenses is to simplify processes. This principle applies to the entire business operation and is just as critical in the warehouse as it is on the production floor or the sales office. Take a good look at the physical processes at play in your warehouse; do products and materials move efficiently through the facility, or do they spend too much time crossing space? Grouping similar production and inventory tasks together on the warehouse floor can help streamline the operation. Automating tasks is another method to simplify the warehousing operation. The key here is “fewer touches, lower costs.”
The most successful companies never rest on their laurels. Monitoring work processes across the business operation and finding ways to improve those processes is a critical tool in streamlining your company’s efforts. Regular assessments, coupled with accountability and target goals for improvement, can help take business operations to the next level of success. EggBox.com has worked as a continuous improvement leader in the egg packaging manufacturing industry; we constantly tweak our production and warehousing operations in order to provide the fastest, most responsive, and highest quality of egg packaging products to our many customers.