13 Oct Always, Always, Always, Plan for the FUTURE!
All too often companies struggle to keep up with their warehousing and distribution needs. They react to problems as they arise and defer to capital as the driving force for not investing in a forward plan. The result is a disjointed operational process flow and a material handling system that doesn’t fully meet current needs let alone allow for future growth.
Take time to look ahead. Anticipate adjustments you will have to make to ensure that your system will meet your needs. As you evaluate options, always design so that as you grow, your system can grow with it. The worst thing you could do is design yourself into a box, needing to constantly re-do work that has already been done. This will increase the project cost as you lose your initial investment.
This is the value that a systems integrator brings. The ability to bring a multitude of experience and expertise across a wide variety of industries to assist you in managing your short and long term challenges.