Standardization of work processes in the warehouse

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In a competitive market, optimizing logistics processes is important to a warehouse’s success. By standardizing work processes in warehouses, it is possible to streamline existing processes and daily activities. In a nutshell, this increases overall productivity in the company. In this article, we take an in-depth look at the benefits of standardization in the warehouse. We also look at various factors that are important in standardization, and you’ll discover exactly what we mean by warehouse standardization.



What we mean by the standardization of work processes

When we talk about the standardization of work processes in the warehouse, we are talking about specific steps, rules, and protocols. These steps, rules, and protocols focus on tasks such as goods receiving, order picking, packing, shipping, and inventory management. By standardizing these tasks, it is possible for everyone to follow the same methods. This leads to better efficiency, higher accuracy, and higher productivity in the warehouse.


In addition, standardization also ensures that information within the warehouse management system is recorded and shared in an understandable way. The result is smooth communication and fewer errors due to incorrect data entry. By standardizing work processes in the warehouse and using standardized data formats, you simply make the warehouse work more efficiently. Ultimately, this leads to higher customer satisfaction because the warehouse work process is fully standardized.


Benefits of standardization in warehouse management software

Improved efficiency

Standardization ensures that employees consistently follow the same procedures, increasing efficiency. By eliminating unnecessary variability and establishing standardized practices, tasks can be completed faster and bottlenecks in the process can be identified and resolved.


Accuracy and consistency

Standardization helps reduce errors and increases the accuracy of activities in the warehouse. By following consistent practices, the likelihood of errors and mistakes is reduced, resulting in higher accuracy in areas such as order picking, packing, and shipping.


Improved productivity

By standardizing work processes, employees can work faster and more effectively. They do not have to keep rethinking how to perform a particular task but can rely on established procedures. This leads to higher productivity and improved throughput in the warehouse.


Easier training and deployment

Standardization facilitates the training process for new employees. Because procedures are clearly defined and standardized, new employees can be trained and deployed more quickly. This reduces the time and costs associated with training new staff.


Scalability and flexibility

Standardized work processes are easier to scale and adapt to changing needs. As the warehouse grows or new tasks or technologies are introduced, standardization can help make these changes efficient and consistent.


Standardizing work processes is good for work morale

Standardizing work processes can have a positive impact on employees’ work morale. It creates clarity, reduces stress and errors, increases trust and a sense of competence, and promotes cooperation. These factors contribute to a positive work environment where employees are motivated and satisfied with their work.

  • Clarity and consistency
    Standardization provides clarity and consistency in the work that employees must perform. They know exactly what is expected of them and what steps to follow. This can reduce feelings of uncertainty and create a sense of structure and order.
  • Reduced stress and errors
    Standardization helps reduce stress and errors in the work process. Employees do not have to keep rethinking how to perform a task because the procedures are already established. This reduces the pressure and fear of making mistakes in the supply chain.
  • Increased confidence and competence
    By following standardized work processes, employees can develop a sense of confidence and competence. They have the knowledge and skills to perform their jobs effectively and can take pride in their performance.
  • Improved collaboration
    Standardization also promotes better team collaboration. When everyone works the same way and follows the same procedures, there is a common understanding and a shared language. This facilitates communication and collaboration among team members.


How can WMS software improve your e-commerce process?

Warehouse management is important for all manufacturing companies. From large enterprises to medium-sized companies and small e-commerce businesses. With a well-integrated warehouse management system, you have real-time visibility into all operations on the shop floor and it is easier to achieve automation. If you choose a WMS in the cloud, a fast implementation and seamless integration with existing systems are within reach. Think, for example, of ERP software or links with suppliers. With a well-tuned WMS system, it is also possible to implement new systems. The WMS software should be scalable for different departments and should fully meet the company’s needs. However, this will not succeed without standardization.

Need help standardizing work processes in the warehouse but not sure where to start? Engage the professionals at BizBloqs and work with us to standardize warehouse management in your company.


Willem Ten Asbroek

Willem Ten Asbroek

CEO, Bizbloqs Management Solution B.V.

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I only need very basic features and care most about my outbound process.


Gambit is our entry-level solution that covers the basic needs for companies that are looking to digitize their order fulfilment processes.

The emphasis of this subscription is on the outbound processes, handling all common requirements with ease. Gambit includes the ability to integrate a web shop on the frontend or an ERP system in the backend.

Furthermore, you can connect your Gambit solution to a supported transporter of your choice. Your order fulfilment and stock management have never been easier.


I only need basic features, but inbound and outbound processes are both very relevant for my requirements.


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It offers location management out of the box, supporting one location per article as the standard. All basic processes any small or medium business might need are included, all based on the years of experience and elaborate expertise of BizBloqs. We have taken the best practices of implementations in the past so you can benefit from the best of our capabilities.


I need some advanced features; my situation requires location management and/or we need digital support for batch picking. You could say my needs resemble a wholesaler, reseller or large web shop.


Knight takes your digital logistic capabilities to the level you might see at large companies with a professional setup. In fact, BizBloqs services several companies at this level with its Knight solution. It offers the possibility to manage an article across multiple locations and offers digital management for your batch picking.

Knight is the right solution for you if you need to optimize fairly complex processes or large operations. If location management is a big part of your business, Knight is the right subscription level for you. This solution is popular amongst wholesalers, resellers and web shops in particular.


I want a standard solution, but with all the bells and whistles. I manage multiple locations and zoning across my warehouses and deal with a lot of orders.


Bishop is the ultimate standard subscription with a wide range of features beyond the capabilities of Knight. It allows for dynamic location management, which allows you to keep track of your stock on the move at all times.

You can manage multiple locations and assign various location zones as per your requirements. Bishop can handle a great number of orders without effort. If this ultimate subscription still doesn’t meet your needs, you would need to consider a custom solution that is tailored specifically to your requirements.


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