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Warehouse Storage Equipment: Keeping Your Warehouse Organized

Storage, Warehouse Equipment | December 19, 2018

When it comes to warehousing large amounts of inventory, it can be easy for an operation to become disorganized. Although it is helpful to have the best warehouse storage equipment, keeping your warehouse organized and clean can be a huge boost to productivity and profitability. At Western Equipment, we understand that the most efficient warehouse operations are built on the best warehouse organization systems, which is why we offer a wide variety of warehouse storage equipment.

Foundations of Warehouse Organization

Before purchasing any pallet racking, shelving, or mezzanines, it is helpful for any warehouse operation to set up a floor plan. Whether you are opening a new warehouse or reorganizing an old one, knowing where everything is going to go will help you to budget your space and purchase the right amounts of warehouse equipment. In developing your warehouse layout, it is important to prioritize accessibility for whatever kind of traffic your warehouse will have, either forklift or foot traffic, and the maximization of space.

Warehouse Accessibility

When designing your warehouse floor plan, keep in mind whether you will be needing to drive forklifts or pallet jacks through your aisles and space the shelving accordingly. Make sure that anything that needs regular access is positioned closer to the ground and the less accessed items are placed on the top racks.

Optimizing Warehouse Space

To maximize warehouse space, take into account offices, working areas, empty pallet storage, and incoming stock storage while setting up your warehouse organization layout. Vertical racking can help to maximize warehouse floor plans and open up work space.

Warehouse Organization Tips

After you have your warehouse floor plan set up and your operation is running, there are some good habits that can be adopted to improve efficiency.

  • Keep your warehouse organized, clean, and decluttered. If employees constantly need to move equipment or stock to access aisles or other product, it cuts into work time.
  • Label every shelf and bin of your warehouse organization system. If everything has a place, employees will always know where to find stock or tools.
  • Conduct frequent audits. If something is out of place, an audit will help it to be located and restored to its rightful location.

If you would like to learn more about warehouse storage equipment or keeping your warehouse organized, or if you are interested in one of our other products or services, please contact Western Equipment at the location nearest you or by filling out a contact form on our website.