Looking into finding out the average distance travelled per warehouse operator per shift (assume 8 hours), I looked at world class companies with supposedly world class warehouses.
We often hear that large companies put in warehouse management systems to reduce the travel time of each warehouse operator. This is without a doubt, 100% correct.
The example from my findings was that Amazon warehouse operators in a certain distribution centre travelled 18 miles per day. I am sure this was on a forklift truck or something similar, but still, it clearly shows that a reduction in travel time for large companies with many warehouse operators will make significant improvements to their operation.
Author: Oliver Rhodes