KIRK Creates Simple 5 Step Guide on How to Use IoT to Set Efficiency Goals for the Loading Dock

KIRK Creates Simple 5 Step Guide on How to Use IoT to Set Efficiency Goals for the Loading Dock

The Internet of things (IoT) finds application in several industries including warehousing & logistics. Yet, the use of IoT at the loading dock remains limited.

A lack of data around loading dock activities and operations make it difficult to manage the loading dock environment and often signifies recurrent delays and significant monetary losses for a warehouse. It is vital that any business now consider IoT as part of their loading dock strategy and set effective KPIs to optimize performance to enable a business to stay ahead of the competition.

We have produced a simple 5-step guide on how to use IoT to set efficiency goals for your loading dock. A preview of the guide can be viewed below:

The rise of IOT in the warehousing and logistics Industry

The Internet of Things (IOT) refers to a network of connected smart devices extracting information from which businesses can get useful insights. This increased volume of available data has unlocked the potential for businesses to manage and optimize a wider range of operations, minimizing costs and improving profitability. IOT is a rapidly growing trend in all industries as part of Industry 4.0 and its adoption is only predicted to continue to expand.

In the warehousing and logistics industry, pressures from increasing globalization including foreign competition and the need for ever faster operations has meant the industry has been an early mover on this innovative technology. Applications for IOT in this industry are already embraced, be it in the way warehouses inventory is tracked or how forklifts movements are monitored. IOT is allowing sites to raise the bar on performance to levels that were unattainable in the past, making sure they can compete in the global market.

The limited use of IOT at the loading dock

One area of the industry where IOT has been underutilized is the loading dock, where its use remains limited and opportunities for improvements are large. A warehouse loading dock serves as the main point of entrance or exit for products that are loaded or unloaded from vehicles, an activity strongly connected with a warehouse’s bottom line and profitability. A lack of data around such time-consuming and essential loading dock activities and operations makes it difficult to manage the loading dock area and often signifies recurrent delays and significant monetary losses for a warehouse. It is vital that any business now consider IOT as part of their loading dock strategy and set effective KPIs to optimize performance to enable a business to stay ahead of the competition.

Simple 5-step guide on how to use IOT to set measurable efficiency goals for your loading docks

In the following section, we will show you how to use IOT to set measurable efficiency goals for your loading docks in 5 simple steps.

 

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