Over recent months business and organisations the world over have had to take an ‘adapt or die’ approach to their operations in order to survive. With differing guidelines the world over that looked different from country to country.
One guideline that has been implemented in most countries is that of social distancing. The distance and rules may vary but the general consensus is that keeping our distance is a preventative measure against COVID-19.
Warehouses are known for being extremely busy, bustling places to work and there can be hundreds of people in and out of the building on any given day - whether that is managing inbound and outbound, packing, picking, ecommerce fulfilment or returns services. Therefore meticulous measures must be put in place to keep staff and visitors safe. So how can we continue to have an efficient and fully operational warehouse whilst adhering to social distancing guidelines?
Warehouse space is being reassessed by those who use it, being that it comes at a cost it is important to consistently review how the space is being used safely and efficiently.
Here are a few ways that can be done:
Only through real understanding of the supply chain can we adjust operation sensibly and safely without having too much of a costly impact. Social distancing is likely to be the longest standing piece of Government guidance, and therefore a critical issue to address in order to move into the new normal for the logistics sector and beyond.