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?
Specifically ⮕ 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.