Warehouse owners need to continuously review and update warehouse storage spaces in order to efficiently accommodate new products. Failure to do so can result in wasted space or even hazards in the work place which can put your employees health and safety at risk. With so much varying information on how to update storage it can be tough to know where to start. We reveal a simple four step guide which will help you to improve your warehouse storage system in no time.
Clear it Out
Start by clearing out all of the clutter in your warehouse, This includes items of machinery that are unused as well as bulk items of furniture or storage systems which you no longer need. It is also worth having a huge clear out of slow selling stock so that you can free up some more space for inventory items.
Update Your Storage Systems
It is worth investing in new customizable storage and pallet racking systems for your warehouse. These system can be easily adjusted to be able to hold varying sizes of goods, which means you will be able to store goods more efficiently.
Everything in It’s Place
Every items should have a set place as to where it should be stored. You should also ensure that items are correctly labelled, particularity with special labels such as fragile, hazardous or heavy, so that employees are aware of the contents. This will prevent accidents and ensure that the good are picked safely.
Improve Staff Training
Time to update your staff training procedures so that they are competent in using machinery and equipment and they will instantly know where to store or locate items. This will boost staff productivity and in turn improve your overall profits and customer satisfaction rates. You can choose to hold staff training days or even employee bonding days in order to up staff morale and knowledge in your warehouse.
Follow the above four steps and you will be well on your way to updating storage systems in your workplace and make in a safer, more efficient place to work. Good luck.