Warehouse space is a common concern for warehouses handling thousands of SKUs and products. Some warehouses might fall into a dynamic storage system (also known as chaotic storage) as an alternate warehousing method that increases storage capacity by storing goods wherever there is available space.
To maximize your warehouse space, there are a few options to consider. You can use the vertical space a facility has to open more storage space with pallet racks and industrial shelving. Another way to help efficiently maximize storage space is to create narrow aisles in-order to create more shelving space. These narrow aisles can easily be navigated by introducing reach trucks and turret trucks to your picking system. These types of vehicles are designed to help employees manage to carry out their jobs productively and safely with less space to maneuver.
Warehouses should be sure to take time to assess current order fulfilment processes and operations. It’s crucial that facilities order picking strategy is customized to fit the needs of one’s business. Fine-tuning order picking, receiving, and shipping will help turnaround time operate seamlessly. This will help avoid picking disorganization and unnecessary expenses that will eat away at your bottom-line.
Improve Your Organization:
If your warehouse isn’t organized, it can lead to problems such as increased walk and search time or inventory inaccuracies. Employees walking from product to product, physically retrieving orders can account for about 60% of a warehouse worker’s picking time. Therefore, it’s important to keep inventory organized, equipment operational, and workstations clean.
With over 30 years of experience, American Surplus has been helping our customers with the layout of their warehouses to make sure they have exactly what they need. If you are currently looking to improve your order fulfillment operations, contact our team members today at (800) 876-3736!