inventory management

Warehouse Equipment Checklist!

Optimizing operation costs is inevitably a top priority for almost every business, as their plans and strategies revolve around clogging maximum profit margins. With every field being fortunate enough to receive a makeover, shipping methods too have been blessed by the pragmatic effects of technology, and the idea of eliminating large warehouses has been further concretised. However, warehousing still remains a critically important part of the business supply chain.

Warehouses store almost everything we eventually own, from even the smallest screw to a car engine; everything is stored in a warehouse prior to taking it out for usage. Warehouses are designed/developed in a diverse shapes and sizes, from silos to significantly larger industrial storage capacities; they make for an indispensable part of a supply chain.

As the size of the warehouses increases, so does the complexity to store and manage equipment. Therefore, in order to restrict conundrums, avert significant time-wastage, and to ensure low operational costs, the right type of equipment should be deployed. Because size and functionality differ so much in warehouse buildings, the types of equipment needed for a smooth operation may vary as well. Here is a list of the equipment you should have in your warehouse:

Storage Systems

Clean uncluttered storage will help the warehouse staff to identify, and locate items much faster, as and when required. This will ensure comparatively lower response time, and accurate item pick up.

Essential equipment  – Steel racks, Pallet racks, Storage shelves, Slotted angle racks.

Lifting Equipment

It’s a known thing, whenever new inventory comes in, old stock needs to be shifted to other locations to make space for the new arrivals. Although, the task seems to be a plain sailing one, however a lot of manpower is involved. To make this task more efficient, proper lifting and moving equipment should be in place.

Essential equipmentGeared travelling trolleys, Electric or Manual Hoists, Palette trucks.

Packaging Essentials

If you run an e-commerce store, by now you must’ve recognized the importance of great packaging! According to a survey conducted for an e-commerce site, interesting results have been achieved. More than 3/4th of the total customers participated have voted in motion for great packaging. They actually evaluate a company’s reliability by the way they pack items. Therefore, we guess you have the answer!

Essential equipment – Tapes, Industrial adhesives, corrugated boxes and protective packaging material.

While there is more equipment that will help you further productivity of your warehouse operation, the items listed will be driving force behind your business.

 

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