Uncover Hidden Efficiencies in Your DC
Garrett Rysko, Mitul Desai
June 3, 2022
Even though you need to ship more products faster than ever before, you’re probably grappling with a perfect storm of unpredictable disruptions. The most common challenges we hear about are labor, throughput and technology. Any one of these can squeeze profits and reduce productivity; together, their collective impact can quickly add up.
These common problems are frequently compounded by “silos” of data and isolated systems. As a result, many managers lack visibility into asset performance and bottlenecks, underestimate unplanned downtime, and aren’t agile enough to optimize their labor force.
With growing e-commerce demand and increasingly tight service level agreements (SLAs), even small increases in productivity and cost savings can significantly impact your bottom line. And the key to unlocking these hidden opportunities for efficiency can likely be found in the data you’re already generating every day.
Your DC May Be Trying to Tell You Something
Something amazing happens when DC managers have access to consolidated performance metrics, actionable alerting and smart decision-making recommendations. These advantages enable constant collaboration across operations and maintenance teams. As a result, your operation can better anticipate and even prevent unplanned downtime, while improving the utilization of your systems in real time throughout the day.
To make these advantages easily accessible to growing distribution operations, we recently introduced Honeywell Forge Connected Warehouse, an advanced enterprise performance management (EPM) software solution that combines data from islands of automation and separate software tools. This asset-based operational system of record provides operations and maintenance teams with a digital assistant to optimize DC labor, maintenance and operations. The platform is designed to help DCs unlock hidden potential, prevent unplanned downtime, and graduate from manual cost centers to digital distributors.
Without the need for an expensive rip-and-replace project or business downtime, implementation is easy. Honeywell Forge Connected Warehouse is designed to integrate multiple different systems (even if not from Honeywell) to your existing systems and assets while creating new capabilities. As a result, you can start right away with the equipment you have, identify key areas for focus, and leverage your existing assets to create new capabilities — enabling increased economic outcomes.
Join Us for an Informative Webinar That Could Improve Your Cost per Case Shipped
On June 23 at 2 p.m. EDT (11 a.m. PDT), we’ll present a free 30-minute On The Move webinar exploring how Honeywell Forge Connected Warehouse can help you uncover hidden warehouse and supply chain efficiencies to achieve a better cost per case shipped.
Register today to learn how Honeywell Forge Connected Warehouse enables maintenance teams to get ahead of common challenges and increases the utilization of assets in critical paths while providing the visibility operations managers need to focus on performance, elevate insights, and manage their teams more efficiently.
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