Now is the time to take an interest in the way your warehouse processes transactions. Many of you reading this article right now will not be around this time next year. Woseley has seen its profits drop, like many. However, they have reduced their headcount by 7,700 and closed more than 270 locations. Doesn't that mean there was a lot of waste in the system? Waste that should have been eliminated a long time ago? But we wait until the economy drops, so it seems justifiable to make those kinds of decisions.
Now is the time to take an interest in your warehouse in general. And not just whether or not you can make your warehouse "green." But whether or not your warehouse will continue to erode the "green" your organization is required to pay its vendors and its employees. Just remember: The color of your warehouse will not matter when you are closing your doors.
About the Author: Rene' Jones is widely known in the supply chain and logistics industry as the founder of Total Logistics Solutions, Inc. (www.logisticsociety.com). Jones has been published, referenced and quoted in industry magazines throughout the United States, Central America, Canada, Australia and Europe. He is the author several books including the acclaimed, This Place Sucks (What your warehouse employees think about your company and how to change their perceptions!). Jones has 18+ years of experience in consulting, training, warehousing and logistics and has used his industry knowledge to assist small and large multinational organizations alike, making them more efficient and more profitable.What does "Going Green" really mean?