Improving Distribution and Business Performance through Lean Warehousing
Keywords:Distribution and Business Performance, Lean Warehousing, Mismanagement, Wastage of Material
Warehousing is considered to be a pivotal section in any organization. Since the retail and distribution businesses are growing exponentially, so supply chain management holds a great significance. This study intends to enlighten the reader with the importance of lean warehousing and how it can improve the business yield. A two-way approach was opted in this research study that focused on the theoretical and practical aspects of lean warehousing. Theoretical principles were studied and critically analyzed in the context of their practicality and results were deduced afterwards. An indirect relation was found between the implementation of the principles involved in lean approach and productivity of the business. The principles allow the business to grow horizontally and vertically by improving the liquidity of the capital and various other factors. It allows the management to save the blocked capital by a considerable amount and invest it in the horizontal growth of the business. Moreover, by ensuring the safety of the workers and implementation of different approaches such as ABC approach and A3 thinking, it ultimately results in an enhanced productivity. The study throws light on the implications of the old warehousing techniques and approaches and how the efficiency can be improved through a revolutionized approach. Also, it highlights the causes of the wastage of material due to mismanagement and develops a new technique to avoid it.
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