What is a warehouse? It sounds like a silly question at first, but posing and answering this question will help operations managers better understand the role of automation in their warehouses. Is the warehouse just a big storage closet? If that’s only how you think of it, then this exercise will be very useful.
A well-planned and managed warehouse can be a critical part of the supply chain. The tools utilized can make operations more efficient, and saving money can offer a competitive advantage.