Having a storage system in place is an incredibly important part of running any business, especially for those that involve keeping significant inventory on hand. It’s very easy for a warehouse, or even an office, to descend into chaos without some form of organisation in place. Luckily, there are plenty of solutions to this.
1. Think vertically
Using pallet racking systems are a great way to consolidate your available room according to your needs. Not only does this open up huge floor space, it also allows you to create dense rows of storage, or simply push all of your materials up against the walls of your warehouse, clearing a large space in the centre for other items. There are many companies, like Brisbane-based manufacturer Macrack, that specialise in this kind of storage solution and they are well worth investigating.
2. Never lose anything again
A customised storage system means you can easily create an easy-to-read sorting system, or even use specialised software to automate locating items. This means that pickers and packers will be able to locate items they require with far greater efficiency using specific inventory management software, meaning you’re sending more out the door every day. This, in turn, creates more room for incoming stock. Also: stocktake season will be a breeze instead of a chore.
3. Work around your equipment
How large is your warehouse? Do you require the use of a forklift? If larger machinery like this is a consideration, custom storage makes it easy to still maintain a vast inventory but still have room to safely move about. Create lanes of storage that will not only allow forklifts passage, but the room to turn around with a pallet if need be.
These are just a few of the ways that a customised storage system can be of benefit to your business. It’s about making sure the storage solutions you have are commensurate with your needs – if you have too much (or not enough) storage then your system may need revising. What are some of your favourite storage solutions for business? Sound off in the comments!