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A proposed maturity model to improve warehouse performance

Loay Salhieh (German Jordanian University, Amman, Jordan)
Waed Alswaer (German Jordanian University, Amman, Jordan)

International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management

ISSN: 1741-0401

Article publication date: 31 May 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to propose a maturity model to improve warehouse performance.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper will follow De Bruin et al’s (2005) suggested six relevant phases: scope, design, populate, test, deploy and maintain in developing the proposed maturity model. This study concentrates on the first five phases.

Findings

The proposed warehouse maturity model can be used as descriptive, benchmarking and a prescriptive with a road map for improvement.

Practical implications

The warehouse maturity model was proposed to let warehouse managers evaluate their practices and assess them by maturity level. Then, the proposed warehouse maturity model can be utilized to develop a set of plans for conducting projects to improve the warehouse practices, techniques and tools.

Originality/value

The proposed warehouse maturity model contributes to fill the shortages of maturity model addressing the warehouse environment. In particular, it provides a useful tool to establish the overall maturity level of a warehouse system. The proposed maturity model supports strategic decisions oriented toward improvement capabilities of the warehouse and to compete based on service level provided.

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Citation

Salhieh, L. and Alswaer, W. (2021), "A proposed maturity model to improve warehouse performance", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPPM-01-2021-0043

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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