If you want to know how to run a warehouse and control its inventory, you have to get your hands dirty. You learn how to manage it from the ground up. The hardest part is probably coming up with a plan and then convincing the guys that it works.
Let’s get real. Warehouse management systems are typically built on a very high level. If your warehouse’s inventory is small and limited, you spend a lot of time in the warehouse itself making sure you keep it safe and clean, managing each department, and keeping the warehouse running smoothly. If your warehouse is large and you have a lot of employees, you spend a lot of time communicating with the warehouse staff to make sure they’re all doing the right thing.
Warehouse managment systems are not hard to build or maintain… they are, however, expensive and require a lot of time and money. I like to think of them as the kind of system that you would build and maintain to keep an office building safe and running smoothly. If all that you do in the office building is get the employees to do their jobs, that is fine.
It’s actually the other end of the spectrum if you’re an entrepreneur or a programmer. You can build or build something else, or have the shopkeeper come down on you for a couple of days. It’s not just selling stuff. The shopkeeper gets his paycheck and gets it all.
The most basic level of the warehouse management system is usually just the check-out area. The building manager and the accountant come in and help out with the paperwork. But what happens when all that work is done and your warehouse is operating at full capacity? The warehouse managers get a ton of overtime and have to work a lot harder than normal. They also get the same pay as the store manager. It gets to the point where most warehouse managers are making more money than the store manager.
I think the warehouse manager should make sure the store manager never gets above minimum wage. That way the warehouse manager can always be doing something that makes his job easier.
Managers in many places are employees, but warehouse managers are also managers. They might have some equity in the company, but they are still employees. This is one of those situations where companies are going to get into trouble if they allow warehouse managers to keep their jobs. For one, they would have to be allowed to work on the warehouse’s construction team.
If your warehouse staff is making a living doing these things, you’ll want to think about ways to make them more productive.
This is a big one. The reason why warehouse managers might want to keep their jobs is because these employees might be able to take over for their warehouse manager if he were to get laid off. This is going to hurt your business in at least one way. If your warehouse manager walks off the job, someone has to take his place. In most companies, there are two people doing this for you. One is your warehouse manager, and the other is your warehouse manager assistant.
There are two reasons why warehouse managers might want to leave: One is if they get too specialized. For example, if you have an item in your warehouse where the warehouse manager can’t use it, he might say to himself, “My warehouse manager assistant can use this, so I might as well keep her.