Loading and Unloading
How can the loading and unloading process be optimized?
If you want to reduce turn-around time at existing doors by optimizing the loading and unloading process, there are two factors to consider:
Does the equipment you use in the loading and unloading process match the speed of your sortation system? In other words, are there bottle necks in the loading and unloading zone? Although you may be able to adapt the loading and unloading process a little, or extend the working day to handle peak periods, it is seldom a viable long-term solution.
Can the workforce who are loading and unloading 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. Providing equipment
The answer may be to upgrade or replace the loading/unloading equipment.