Maini : Warehousing & inventory logistics the backbone of e-retail ecosystem

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<ul><li> 1. Warehousing solutions for Retail &amp; e-Commerce industry</li></ul> <p> 2. Food for thought e-Retail firms are compelled to put a serious thought about warehousing and inventory logistics as this is one of the key areas that will help you to economically deliver products into the hands of online shoppers. Companies who have realized and worked on this have become run away leaders in online sales by sheer efficiency of their warehouses and supply chain that speed orders with ruthless efficiency. 3. Operation flow in e-retail environment ReplenishmentCase PickingReserve Storage and Pallet PickingReplenishmentBroken Case PickingAccumulation, Sortation &amp; PackingDirect Put away to reserveDirect Put away to primary ReceivingShippingCross-docking 4. Key problems that efficient warehouses can solve Storage capacityEffective utilization of available storage spaceInventory management at warehouses &amp; high demand SKUsStock damagesStock identificationManaging perishables FIFO 5. Key problems that efficient warehouses can solve Demand for an increased throughputProgressive reduction in order sizesReduced lead timesManaging higher number of part numbers &amp; higher level of order customizationPilferage 6. Problem: Storage capacity Solution Flexible &amp; scalable warehouse infrastructure Scope of addition of new products/ SKUsScope to use the existing infrastructure for different products/ SKUs Representative image of an e-retail warehouse 7. Problem: Effective utilization of available storage capacity Solution Strategic division of available storage capacity into reserve area and order picking area Use of high density racking (high rise) in reserve area Use of next gen forklifts, reach trucks and VNAs to service reserve area Deploying efficient MHE in order picking area 8. Problem: Effective utilization of available storage capacityOptimized reserve storage area 9. Problem: Effective utilization of available storage capacityOrder pickersOptimized order picking area 10. Problem: Inventory management at warehouses &amp; high demand SKUs Solution Standard pallet racking with an underpass to increase storage and reduce travel time of equipment Gravity flow racks 11. Problem: Inventory management at warehouses &amp; high demand SKUsGravity flowCompact rackStacker cranes 12. Problem: Enabling quicker stock identification Solution Forklifts with the flexibility to integrate RFID/ barcode scanners Storage systems integrated with stock identification features like put to light, bar code scanners, etc. RFID reader gates between reserve (High density storage) area &amp; order picking bay 13. Problem: Enabling quicker stock identificationRFID scannersRFID reader gateTracking incoming goods into reserve warehouse right from the source Pick to light 14. Problem: Demand for an increased throughput Solution Drive in pallet racking increases storage capacity &amp; reduces travel time Very high bay warehousing further leverages property footprint potentialVNAsHigh rise warehouses Drive in pallet racking 15. Problem: Pilferage &amp; stock damages Solution Vertical automated systems solves problems like stock pilferage &amp; damages which is rampant in the industry 16. Conclusion Operational effectiveness of e-retail warehouses depends on optimizing the available storage space and its division between order picking &amp; reserve storage space This enables high utilization of storage space while simultaneously fulfilling orders quickly &amp; reliably with least amount of effort 17. Thank you </p>