2. Warehouse Storage Systems
The right storage system should click with your business, making it easier and more convenient to get work done. The wrong storage system simply adds on superficial layers of faux organization that fail to become part of the warehouse culture.
At the most basic level, using the correct pallet racking system, conveying and shelving can make a big difference in how easily your operators can pick and place product while keeping an eye on the value of your products.
Would a first-in, first-out (FIFO) system work better for you?
For some, it’s first-in, last-out (FILO) that makes the most sense.
Do you have enough going on to need to be able to pick and place from both sides of your pallet racking? Are some of your products of varying shapes and sizes? All of these, and more, are considerations that need to be taken into account when selecting the pallet racking, conveying and shelving systems that will best suit you.
3. Optimize Aisle Width
Do you know how wide your aisles should be for optimal usage? Without this magic number, you may be wasting valuable space that could be making you money.
It’s simple – removing wasted space allows you to increase the number of aisle, which is directly related to the number of pallet racks your warehouse can support. A professional assessment can reduce wasted space and increase the amount of pallet racking by up to 60%. When you are considering changing your warehouse, ask your salesman to do a space analysis. It’s even better to request a CAD drawing.