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Techniques to Improve TAT for Warehouse Operations

Turnaround time (TAT) is a measuring metrics concept to evaluate a production’s operation throughput. This concept defines the amount of time taken to fulfill a request. The goal is to deliver the final product to the customer in the shortest TAT while ensuring the proper allocation of resources and saving cost/ times and making higher profits.There are several reasons that the TAT can increase in warehouse operation for e.g.: workers are not working properly and following the process, and if the maximum efficiency could not be reached, the process would be delayed. Secondly, improper infrastructure could be an obstacle for the TAT reduction.

Improving Turnaround Time

There are several techniques to improve Turnaround time for Warehousing Operation using the advancement of the current technology. Some of these include:

• Automated Goods receiving
• Customer Order & Satisfaction
• Compact Picking Systems
• Packing Systems
• Manifesting all Shipments
• Managing Product Replenishment
• Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems


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Eddie Kek Chun Beng, DLSM
Eddie Kek Chun Beng has more than 10 years of experience in the field of logistics and warehouse management, and specifically in the Aerospace sector. He is a member of the Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (SIPMM). Eddie completed the Diploma in Logistics and Supply Management (DLSM) course on September 2018 at SIPMM Institute.
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