In today's article, we would like to focus on another important part of Label design: the logistics department. Without inventory management, i.e., the material needed for production, we would not be able to produce labels. Not everyone knows exactly what the word logistics means, so we would like to shed some light on this area. Members of the logistics department not only monitor the movement of all stock materials, but are also involved in dispatching finished products, and disposing of waste. Their biggest task is to get the right material, in the right quantity and necessary quality to the right place. And believe me, sometimes it isn’t easy. It takes a lot of planning and synchronization.
We currently store material and all finished products in a rented hall which is in the Zličín district of Prague. This is where the materials most in demand wait to be used. Less frequently used materials are stored in three other external warehouses. However, this situation will change at the end of this year, when we complete the construction of another brand-new hall, which will provide enough space for both new technologies and our warehouse. More space will enable us to order more types of materials and more of the most used materials. As a result, our offer will be more diverse and by having the warehouse directly at the production hall it will reduce our assembly times and enable faster dispatch times.
There is generally a lot of work behind the logistics process. The material must not only be ordered, but also placed into stock, i.e., registered, labeled, and recorded in the system. The brain of our storage system is a functional WMS (Warehouse Management System), which allows us, if necessary, to determine the exact position and quantity of materials and labels. The system also assigns tasks to warehouse workers while considering different customer requirements.
This brings us to expedition. It is a real science to balance all our customers’ product packaging and transport service requirements. But we can manage all this while also dealing with other specific requirements which need to be met, for example, strict criteria for our customers from the pharmaceutical industry.
The last area that our logistics department must master is waste management. Waste must be sorted into that which is hazardous and that which can no longer be used and must be disposed of ecologically. In line with our sustainable policy, we send any recyclable waste to be reused.
The cooperation of all our departments, including logistics, is essential. Each operation is part of a chain, at the end of which we hope is a satisfied customer.