Operational Capacity Review
Review of your operational bottlenecks and plan for growth
Every operation has a limit to its capacity, whether it be a storage or throughput constraint. BoxLogic’s highly-skilled consultants can conduct an operational capacity review of any logistics operation, no matter how manual or automated the facility, providing clarity around the effective utilisation of the current solution.
Our team builds a picture of the current operational capacities by working closely with the operations team to develop bespoke models that evaluate the projected volumes against the equipment capacities. Once the models are signed off as a true reflection of the operation, we aim to handover the model to members of the logistics team and provide support to evaluate a range of future growth scenarios.
With an understanding of where the operation’s constraints are, our consultants can facilitate workshops aimed at creating development plans to mitigate any problem areas.
The benefits of our capacity modelling approach:
- Identification of bottlenecks
- Ownership of an internal tool for ongoing capacity evaluation
- Full training and user guides for models are handed over
- Collaborative approach, working at all levels of the operation to facilitate knowledge transfer
- Strategic tools for medium to long-term logistics developments
- Tactical tools for daily or weekly use to support operational planning, such as resource planning
Our experienced and analytical consultants have experience developing operational models to evaluate the operational capacity of a single warehouse, through to entire logistics networks. The output of these models can be used as tactical tools to support everyday operational planning or strategic tools that are used to develop long-term capacity improvement plans.
The requirement to understand operational capacity is increasingly crucial as sales-driven events such as Black Friday push logistics sites to the limit. Operational capacities come in many forms and we have a range of approaches to measure the capacity of:
- Equipment quantity – MHE trucks, pallet slots, pickfaces, packing benches, etc
- System rates of automation equipment and associated labour
- Operating footprint in outsort or grid-pick operations