Space-efficiency has less to do with the amount of space available, but more with how you maximise that space. Designing your warehouse to fit your space requirements allows you to organise your storage systems and streamline your operations. When you maximise your warehouse capacity, you also maximise your profit.
Here are four ways you can enhance space-efficiency in your warehouse:
Incorporate Automation into Your Systems
In warehouses, it is important that order picking and handling processes run smoothly at all times. However, these are labour-intensive tasks that can take up a plenty of space in the warehouse.
In both small and large warehouses, you can be smarter with how you utilise space by automating your handling processes with a conveying system. Conveyors are reliable machines that can carry products of various weights and sizes to their destination using power or gravity. They move across multiple levels if required and take up less space than manual picking.
Install Deep Storage
Some warehouses carry seasonal products that need less frequent access. To prevent them from getting in the way of other goods, invest in double-deep racking. This racking is designed to keep off-season items hidden and save you valuable storage space.
Invest in Small Storage
Small items such as tools, consumables as well as bolts and nuts may seem like the easiest to store, but this is not always the case. They often fit awkwardly into big storage units and are difficult to pick out when needed.
Small parts storage shelving is ideal for storing smaller items that you can’t store on other shelves. This type of shelving comes with parts buckets and adjustable dividers that help you organise electrical components, fixings and other small items.
Some warehouses have a lot of unused overhead space that is largely due to having high ceilings and short storage equipment. Take advantage of your vertical space by installing a mezzanine or a raised storage area. With a second level to your storage, you double your usable space.
Why Containit Solutions?
At Containit Solutions, we understand your warehousing demands. We employ a customer-focused approach to business, ensuring we provide safe, high-quality solutions for warehouses and workshops. As a supplier for all kinds of businesses, we strive to promote a “we make it easy” culture with our dedication to innovation, quality products and customer satisfaction.
Containit Solutions offers:
- Storage Cages and Pallet Systems
- High Density Tool and Parts Storage
- Shelving Systems and Accessories
- Area and Carpark Safety
- Dangerous Goods Storage
- Craneable Boxes and Cages
- Bunding and Spill Containment
We have been servicing customers in various industries, including Oil and Gas, Manufacturing, Mining, Construction and many others. For a more comprehensive listing of our products, feel free to browse through our website or call us on 1300 603 110 to learn more about how you can transform your warehouse today.