An effective maintenance management system is critical for a warehouse to operate successfully. Without it, budgets soar, productivity levels plummet, and your bottom-line production levels tank.
In order to enable a truly comprehensive warehouse management plan, it will take all members of the team—working together to minimize asset downtime and maximize order fulfillment.
That’s where a CMMS can help.
Incorporate CMMS software into your warehouse management system to manage inventory, track costs, automate workflows and more. According to Plant Services, organizations and plants that use CMMS enjoy these benefits:
- Boost asset availability up to 10%.
- Improve quality output by 5%.
- Increase productivity rates of nearly 30%.
- Enhance spare part inventory by 30%.
Continue reading for nine tips to maximizing warehouse fulfillment with a CMMS.
9 Tips to Improve Warehouse Management with CMMS
- Encourage the team to update status in real-time for accurate work order progress.
- Track work orders in different views, like backlogs, upcoming assignments, in progress orders and completed tasks.
- Implement a mobile CMMS for remote access in the field.
- Measure equipment downtime with both historic and current data. Turn that data into an actionable insight to help figure out average downtime length, associated costs and effects on the budget.
- Create an asset database for easy search and updates.
- Understand technician availability, productivity and current status across all projects.
- Track inventory levels while taking into account factors like returns and orders in progress and compare actuals to the proposed budget.
- Automate mundane tasks with features like automated inventory ordering, and emails or text messages to auto-generate work orders.
- Create a preventive maintenance schedule that resides in one place and can automate scheduling, work orders and technician assignments to reduce downtime and increase production levels.
A CMMS helps you master a cohesive, organized warehouse management plan. Get your team on track, your budget down and your productivity levels up. Plus, think of all the extra time you’ll have on your hands once you automate several daily tasks.
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