Warehouse Organisation Tips

 

Although warehouse spaces might be large this doesn’t mean that they won’t become disorganized. Thankfully, there are lots of things you can do to either ensure your warehouse doesn’t become disorganized in the first place or to reverse disorganization.

Ensure that you have the right equipment in the Although warehouse spaces might be large this doesn’t mean that they won’t become disorganized. Thankfully, there are lots of things you can do to either ensure your warehouse doesn’t become disorganized in the first place or to reverse disorganization. Material handling equipment can dramatically improve efficiency, think trolleys, pallet trucks etc. You might consider using powered lifting equipment which can lift a few thousand kgs, of course this kind of heavy duty industrial lifting equipment has safety implications.

Think about basic ergonomics and usability. In practical terms this means things like storing the heaviest items at lower levels and the lightest items higher up, obviously this also improves health and safety.

In larger warehouses the accessibility of stock is crucial. In order to ensure that stock is accessible there are a few approaches you can take. One of the most popular of these is to use a numbering system. Numbering systems should be effective but not over complicated, as this defeats the whole point.

What will you do when picking or lifting equipment fails? You probably rely on your warehouse space to store products meant for delivery and so when the technology in the warehouse fails this can be disastrous. Ensure you have a supplier of equipment available to you and strategies in place to rectify the situation ASAP.

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