For businesses that are big enough to have a warehouse, an effective and organised system is what keeps it up and running. A disorganised and confusing warehouse makes it difficult to locate the needed goods, record inventory and transport the needed goods to their destination. These shortcomings in your warehouse system may result in delays and increased storage costs.
A big part of the operation of your business relies on the layout and flow of your warehouse. An organised warehouse will reduce accidents, improve productivity, maximise your space, and most importantly, help in streamlining your business.
Here are some ways you can improve the organisation of your warehouse.
Keep your warehouse clean
Cleaning your warehouse may result in amazing improvement in the efficiency of your business. Allotting time for regular cleaning will prevent and reduce clutter in your warehouse, making it easy to locate things. Additionally, if you have missing and misplaced goods, cleaning your warehouse will most likely help you find these items. A clean and orderly warehouse means your staff can move around easily and efficiently.
Reassess your warehouse floor plan
In order to take control and maximises the space, you need a floor plan that helps produce a smooth and safe workflow. An effective floor plan of a warehouse needs to enable easy access of goods and create working spaces for your staff. A good floor plan improves the movement of materials, makes products accessible to everyone, and maximises the space. If you think your current floor plan does not do this for your business, maybe it’s time for you to update your current warehouse layout.
Install more storage solutions if needed
If you find that some of your tools are laying around the warehouse, adding various storage units will help in providing easy access. Investing in small parts storage drawers will make smaller tools and stock accessible such as bolts, screws, and gaskets. Small tools like these are often needed but also may be easily misplaced which is why having these tools and parts safely stored and accessible is a top priority.
Regularly evaluate your organisation system
In order to improve the organisation of your warehouse, it is essential to constantly review your warehouse operations. Just because your organisation system works perfectly right now doesn’t mean it will not need further tweaks and changes in the future. To keep your business efficient and your staff productive, regularly check your warehouse system so you can identify and solve the problems. Spotting and addressing these problems early will avoid the possibility of it becoming a bigger problem that can seriously harm your business in the future.
A warehouse is at the heart of most operations. This is where your business holds most of its sellable products, so you need it to work well. Containit Solutions can provide quality storage systems for your business. Browse our website and you will find what you need or call us on 1300 603 110 and let us help you organise your warehouse and maximise its full potential today.