The recent popularity of Marie Kondo’s Netflix show about removing clutter addresses a wider problem of both our work and home environments. We can’t help you with the home stuff (watch Marie for this). But we can help you with cleaning and optimising your distribution centre.
Described as ‘a series of inspiring home makeovers from a world-renowned tidying expert’, Tidying up with Marie Kondo is a reality TV show intent on de-cluttering and simplifying our busy modern lives.
It’s similar to our work undertaking a Scope audit on-site (except, more often than not, ours has way cooler equipment and less terribly packed boxes of old socks and collections of forgotten 80s magazines).
This is important work. Improving cleanliness and order generally means increasing efficiency and cost savings. It’s better for team pride, easier for management and better for the bottom line.
An untidy and jumbled workplace is often a dangerous workplace too. Plastic rubbish gets caught in moving mechanical parts, causes slipping risks and generally can cause havoc if left to accumulate.
Here are five considerations to help de-clutter the DC: