Loading and Unloading
Optimise the loading and unloading process
If you want to reduce turn-around time at existing doors, the only way forward is to optimise the loading and unloading process. There are two factors you must consider. The first is the equipment that you have installed and the second is the personnel who operate the equipment.
Does the equipment you have match the speed of your sortation system, or are there bottle necks in the loading/unloading zone? Although you may be able to adapt the process a little, or extend the working day to handle peak periods, it is seldom a viable long-term solution. The answer may be to upgrade or replace the equipment.
Can the workforce cope with the volume? Check statistics for accidents and absence due to work-related illness - unsafe work practices are often an indication that people are working beyond their capacity.