How To Improve CNC Warehouse Productivity?


Improving the productivity of a warehouse is the owners’ primary concern since they believe in gaining maximum profit out of their business. Many factors affect productivity- labor, staff, machines, CNC equipment, time schedules, and interactions with the third party. Sometimes it becomes difficult to pinpoint areas that require focus to make things more efficient.

 Warehouse ProductivityThere are various ways of enhancing productivity in a CNC machine, and some of them are given below-

1) Improving the overall utilization of the CNC machines.

2) Positive work ergonomics.

3) Reducing the set-up timing.

4) Increasing the cutting parameters.

However, for operating CNC machines, skilled and trained experts are required. CNC machines are used over conventional machines since they are time savers and work more accurately. It offers more financial and production advantages. But apart from all these advantages, how can you improve the productivity of a CNC warehouse? Here are some factors you must focus on-

1) Inspecting the CNC machines-

Due to the excessive use of machines, they can lose their accuracy and speed. Getting them inspected for any damage can help you improve productivity.

For example, let us consider the plasma cutters used for cutting and shaping the combined metal for design. If the cutting torch nozzle electrode gets damaged due to lack of maintenance and excessive usage, they may not cut the metal sharply in the required shape or cut at all. In that case, you must upgrade the plasma cutter with the new one.

Similarly, other defects may arise and must be checked occasionally, which can cause trouble.

2) Analyse Picking Methodology-

The owners must check whether the current picking methodology suits the organization and is beneficial. If not, they must change their strategies by dividing the work among different workstations and effectively communicating with the workers to get timely updates. Making the right order pick can have a positive impact on productivity.

3) Invest in Quality Equipment-

Many warehouse owners have been negligent when purchasing the right equipment and machinery. They often buy the one sold cheaply to reduce their expenditure. It becomes difficult for the staff to deal with inadequate equipment while adding to product breakage or-out machines can be hazardous and cause injuries.

Therefore, buying the appropriate and new machines with the latest technology that are easily operated and enhance productivity is suggested.

4) Measure and Communicate the Right Metrics-

For a successful business, metrics must be considered. It is rightly said that you cannot improve something that is not measured. You need to have a thorough understanding of these numbers and variables that states -Critical KPIs, cost on shipped orders, cost per line sent, measurement of products in bulk prices by a particular machine, running costs, etc. Know them all and report the feedback to your employees for changing certain factors.