In this project Argusi worked, in collaboration with Pon Logistics, on the evaluation of the logistic efficiency of several warehouses. Besides monitoring warehouse performance, we looked for a method in which several locations can learn from each other, with the aim to fulfill the high demands in availability, speed and service to acceptable costs.
It is not easy to get insights in productivity, performance and costs of a big warehouse. A often heard valid critique on benchmarking warehouses is that it is comparing locations with little or no similarities. One warehouse has a larger freezer, while another one is strongly automated. We have done an extended research and eventually developed a method which not only can compare costs and performance, but also includes underlying causes.