Running a warehouse can be very costly especially if not managed correctly. Today we will look at a few steps you can take to improve the productivity of your warehouse. By taking these steps you’ll most likely see increased profits from customers receiving products in a timely fashion, not loosing product to improper storing leading to damaged goods and considering saving money by buying used instead of new.
Racking is one of the most popular ways to efficiently optimize storage space in a warehouse or storage facility. Warehouse racking will help to increase storage capacity, implement inventory control methods that works best for your industry, customize warehouse, and improve the safety of your warehouse. The most popular type of warehouse racking is pallet racks. There are many factors to consider when choosing which style of pallet racks are right for you: storage density required/desired; building space, both floor space and height; placement of obstructions (doors, support beams, building columns, etc.); inventory size and weight; inventory accessibility and cost.
Another way to optimize warehouse storage is by utilizing mezzanines that will help to increase storage space. Depending on the growth of your industry you may be thinking of moving to a larger warehouse to accommodate your growing inventory. However, moving is extremely expensive and often interrupts productivity. Mezzanines will help to enhanced productivity and effectiveness in your warehouse or storage facility. Proper storage space allows warehouse floors to remain clean of clutter, debris, and inventory, giving sufficient space for forklifts and workers to fulfill day-to-day duties with the speed and precision needed for ideal warehouse functions.
Billions of dollars in inventory are lost every year in warehouses worldwide. Such losses occur due to misplacement of inventory or stock damage. Stock is usually damaged due to improper packaging and storage procedures. Implementing proper inventory control will minimize the misplacement of stock and damaging of inventory. This can be done by purchasing used case sealers, used strapping machines, used stretch wrappers, used heat tunnels, and used bins and totes.
After the year everyone had in 2020, we’re starting to see the lasting effects of the Covid-19 global pandemic. Covid-19 really disrupted the global supply-chain, which many industries heavily rely on. Steel demand is at an all-time high and purchasing products built with steel currently have long lead times. Most will be waiting months if not over a year or more for steel products. This makes it a great time to buy used storage materials. Not only are they readily available and in-stock, but they are already to be shipped out cutting lead times by 50% or more. Although steel is at an all-time high, you’ll be able to save 40% to 70% off when purchasing used warehouse materials. This not only allows you to get what you’re looking for sooner but will also make sure you’re not breaking the bank.
There are many steps you can take to save money when running a warehouse or distribution facility. These steps are only a few of the many steps that can be utilized to make sure your warehouse is efficiently running. American Surplus Inc. has been selling used materiel handling equipment for over 30 years. With satisfied customers nationwide if you are looking for used warehouse materials ASI is the supplier for you. Call one of our knowledgeable sales associates at (800) 876-3736 today!