Faster delivery, simpler warehouse routines and better control are just some of the many benefits that online shop Get Inspired experienced by optimizing their warehouse. Get inspiration to how you can optimize your warehouse, and why it is important, in this article.
Norwegian online sportswear shop, Get Inspired, needed to optimize their warehouse in order to handle more orders due to increased sales. New premises, warehouse inventory and software solutions were part of the optimization at Get Inspired, according to the Chief Executive, Sindre Landevåg:
“We moved to a new and larger warehouse, and invested simultaneously in software solutions, which gave us an overview over the goods at the warehouse and gathered all our shipments in one system. We also needed new inventory at the warehouse; racks, plastic boxes, picking carts etc., which were installed after an analysis of our product range, in order to ensure efficient warehouse processes. ”
According to Logistics Expert, Lager & Industrisystemer (Warehouse and Industrial Systems), it is important that companies maintain and update their logistics solutions continuously in order to meet the customers’ requirements and the demands of tomorrow, while operating the company’s warehouse in the most efficient manner at the same time. This ensures regular, but lower and more predictable logistics costs, which is advantageous when a company operates with very low margins. Get Inspired uses the software platform Consignor for their shipments, which effectively gathers the entire shipping process from warehouse to end customer in one overall system. This way Get Inspired does not spend unnecessary time on sending parcels.
Warehouse optimization benefits all actors in the supply chain, which online shop Get Inspired also experiences.
Advantageously for everybody
Although Get Inspired felt obliged to optimize their warehouse in order to handle the many orders due to increasing sales, the optimization brought many other benefits.
“The employees have gotten a simpler work day at the warehouse. They walk shorter distances and pick and book 12 orders at a time, whereas before where we only picked one order. It also easier to train new employees in our warehouse processes, as they are more manageable now. This makes our logistics scalable, which is advantageous for example in connection with Black Friday, where we hire temporary workers, ” says Sindre Landevåg and shares the external benefits of warehouse optimization:
“We are now able to offer our customers a faster and more accurate delivery, and we make fewer mistakes in deliveries due to the new warehouse routines and software solutions that automates the warehouse management and shipping process and makes them foreseeable.”
These are important competitive advantages, and logistics should therefore be a natural part of companies’ business plans, according to Lager & Industrisystemer.
“Logistics is a business-critical part of the operation, and should be a priority as early as possible. This means that all companies that have a warehouse, regardless of size and number of employees, can gain competitive advantages by optimizing the warehouse, ” Market Manager at Lager & Industrisystemer, Steffen Larvoll, concludes.
"We are now able to offer our customers a faster and more accurate delivery, and we make fewer mistakes in deliveries due to the new warehouse routines and software solutions that automates the warehouse management and shipping process and makes them foreseeable."
Sindre Landevåg, Chief Executive at Get Inspired