HANDLING YOUR IN-PLANT LOGISTICS IN THE SAFEST AND MOST EFFICIENT WAY
We tend not to refer to the activities within the plant as logistics. Why, then, a term such as “in-plant logistics”?
There are a few reasons. First, there is a significant similarity between external logistics and what happens to material within the plant. Secondly, unless we visualize the entire process inside the plant in a holistic fashion, we will miss the point. Thirdly, the elements inside the plant need to be integrated with the external system, something that is oftentimes overlooked.
In-plant Operations Includes
- Receipt of raw materials, inventory control, storage and feed to the manufacturing process.
- Providing necessary inputs to the purchase department on stock level, quality of product and their packing.
- Continuous feed of the raw materials to the processing system.
- Management and disposal of used packing materials, retrieval and re-use.
- Receipt of the finished goods from the point product production line and transfer to storage area.
- Identification of each product group, systematic storage and feed-back of the finished goods stocks to concerned department on daily basis.
- Packaging and Labelling
- Retrieval of the finished goods, loading onto the dispatch vehicle as directed which also include container stuffing both for domestic as well as export consignment.
- Documentation and record keeping