Warehouses used to be simple, box in box out or pallet in pallet out.
Fulfilment 2020 will throw up significantly different challenges largely because of the addition of the direct to consumer channel with great stress on larger product range, high service level, and smaller orders.
In addition design complexity increases because omnichannel capability requires businesses to still support the traditional distribution and retail channels while providing increasing share of direct to consumer capability.
All this in the context of warehouses getting larger (potential impact of GST and business volumes), land getting costly, and manpower being more expensive. In specialised environments like Cold Stores these challenges are further enhanced.
Getting the design concept of the warehouse right takes supreme importance during this evolving phase. Complex business rules require detailed design assessment which leads to the selection of the right material flow process aided by the right storage and handling capability including Automation.
And when significant business risk or capital is involved, it is required to validate and error proof the design through rigorous Simulation.
Similar challenges are being faced in Plants as well. It could be design of parts or raw material handling for line feeding processes or connecting Finished Goods to Storage and Dispatch.
No one can deliver these projects better than ThinkLink. We have the best understanding of the context of business in India, coupled with appreciation of global developments, a great team with significant experience, and more importantly a dedication to reshaping supply chains and fulfilment in India.
A Key reason for Clients choosing to work with ThinkLink is our Integrated Delivery Model where we commit to deliver the Solution as a Turnkey Project with Budget and Performance Assurance. This is a promise no other firm can make.
We have helped deliver landmark projects for businesses in India and can support you as you start your journey for setting up capability for business in 2020.
Please reach out to us to Know More about our capabilities in Facility and Material Flow Design.