You get bad results faster by automating broken processes. And warehouse is a classic example where thinking through your physical processes and aligning the physical and digital layout is important. But most digital consultants, not experts in products or retail operations, miss the intel that is critical for safety and warehouse efficiency. They might put a product at a location where it might not be safe for warehouse workers or might feel like a cart before a horse. And that’s where you need a ton of expertise managing warehouses for the respective industry for digital implementation to be effective.
In today's episode, our guest, Gary Newbury, discusses the importance of streamlining the physical process for the effective digital transformation of a warehouse. He also discusses why understanding the product type while designing a warehouse layout is critical for operational efficiency and safety. Finally, he discusses several stories where implementing digital processes without thinking through physical processes resulted in warehouse disruptions.
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