As technology improves and changes, it is crucial to make sure procedures and practices are up-to-date, modern and match up with required safety standards. While many operators may favor the tried-and-tested approach, if it does not follow current safety procedures and standards, it should be amended to adopt or accommodate updated safety and operation procedures.
Once a process is built into your operation practices, it can be hard to change as a temporary interruption of the process may not seem worth the effort. However, optimizing and modernizing some of these processes can save you time, money and headaches in the long run. Some of the procedures in place may actually be slowing down your warehouse operations by reducing efficiency and adversely impacting employee workflow.