When the current pandemic came to light in the UK at the beginning of 2020, no-one could foresee that just three months later, our way of life would be changed, and our methods of working altered. Whilst many warehouses operating on behalf of vital services remain open, many companies have closed their doors, due to a downturn in enquiries or a lack of immediate demand for their products.
While this has created many challenges to business, this has also created its own opportunities for businesses to pause, reflect and adapt. This change to our lives is only a temporary one, and many companies will come of out this and will immediately inundated with orders put on hold by the current situation. So, this time now could be critical to ensuring that a warehouse operation runs smoothly, when orders suddenly come rushing in.
As a business goes, we know the critical challenges a business will face in the short term, so investing time and thought into how to make the warehouse more productive at this time, can help you to concentrate on the sudden change back to normality, which is likely to happen over the next few months.
Whilst we are helping out key and essential services at this time to make sure we can do our bit to keep the country moving, we are also ready to talk to people, looking for advice on how to move their warehouse to a different level of efficiency, whether through safety and improvements in stock retention, or trace-ability and productivity benefits of a barcode labelling system.
Maybe now isn’t the right time to spend, however now may be your best opportunity to plan for the future.