Warehouse management involves several professions, sometimes requiring a high level of specialisation. Checkers, fork-lift truck drivers, preparers, inventory counters, etc, each resource requires different skills. Some people may be subject to particular conditions: part-time, non-standard working hours, etc. All of these specifics need to be taken on board when drawing up daily schedules.
Materials used are also varied: headsets for auto-identification, industrial trucks, RF terminals, etc.
The need to perform all work with maximum efficiency generates modifications in resources’ allocation to:
Efficiently manage warehouse or platform operations
Increase customer service quality
Reduce operating costs
Minimise the need for external resources
React when there are delays and reduce the costs
Resource management links to any Warehouse Management System to provide the extra level of workforce optimisation and management, indicating whether available resources can meet the required plan and allowing for instant reaction to unplanned events.