Updated: How to Make the Most of Your Warehouse Space

The holidays are approaching which means peak season for warehouses. Warehouses are home to thousands of products, it is important to make the most of your space. Not sure where to start? Luckily, we have a few ideas. 

Organization

The most important part of running a successful warehouse is organization. Creating an efficient and organized setup in your warehouse is beneficial for a number of reasons, but where do you start? Here are some ideas: 

Create a floor plan 

A floor plan is a blueprint for your warehouse. It’s designed to enhance efficiency while optimizing storage space in an organized manner. Setting up a floor plan can help you create a visual on where you want things to be stored and address any obstacles before they arise.  A poorly designed floor space can lead to mispicks, inefficiencies and confusion among employees. 

Label your assets 

Labeling racks, shelves, containers and other assets is an easy way to prevent mispicks and boost overall productivity. A labeling or barcode system helps employees be able to quickly navigate through multiple selections, choose the right one and send it out for shipping. 

Select a storage solution

The best storage solutions depend on your individual needs and the nature of your operations. You will want to select storage that promotes safety and efficient traffic flow while maximizing your storage capacity. 

At Midwest Storage Solutions, we provide a number of products for all your industrial storage needs. From high-density shelving and vertical lifts to our ActivRAC and LevPRO products, we have a unique and customizable solution for you. 

Ergonomic equipment

Ergonomics in its simplest form means; using equipment that creates high productivity and reduces stress and time in the workplace. The success of a company lies in being able to reduce time and increase productivity. With ergonomic equipment, this allows for employees to work with efficiency and reduces stress as much as possible.

Ergonomic equipment can be used in retrieval systems, vertical storage and other implementations of storage.

Vertical storage  

When you find yourself looking around with no space left, start to look up. For most people, this is the easiest solution to creating more room in their warehouse. There are many benefits to vertical storage, which fall under ergonomic equipment, they are:

  • Improves the accuracy of your inventory control

  • It can reduce the space used in your current situation by 80 percent

  • Less training time since operators will not need to memorize locations

  • Finding one that allows for installation on current concrete

  • Allows for 100 percent accessibility to products

Upgrade your equipment and storage 

It can be a large investment to install new storage units, however, this is a need for all warehouses. In the long term, you’ll save more money because of the fast-paced and efficiency that comes with these types of storage units.

If you are having doubts about upgrading, ask yourself these questions: 

  • Does your facility have a functional flow path?

  • Have you maximized all your space?

  • Do you need to upgrade for safety purposes?

  • Does your facility need more room?

Midwest Storage Solutions is your spacesaver shelving distributor. We specialize in storage and understand the importance of maximizing valuable floor-space, improving employee productivity and improving your overall bottom-line. If you are ready to take the next step and make your storage problems a thing of the past, contact us today! 

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