Maximizing Your Workspace
In business you often hear the cliché “time is money” and it’s advice that should be applied in every phase of one’s life. Besides understanding how to maximize one’s time, any good employer must also understand how to maximize one’s storage space because any reputable warehouse operation will tell you, “space is time.”
When a company fails to properly plan its warehouse space, it can lead to various problems with the most common problem being congestion of the work area. Congestion in the workplace forces employees to divert their time and energy to navigate through a warehouse that hasn’t properly maximized its workspace and therefore, leads to a loss of time and profits!
To combat congestion, make sure your vertical racking holds the right space for the items being placed on it. This may seem obvious but if it isn’t pointed out to your employees, you will find the time and time again struggling to fit a large box into small shelf space. Make sure to keep aisle widths wide enough to ensure that workers have enough space to operate but without going over excess aisle width and consuming space that could be used for storage of other items.
It’s no secret that in any warehouse, pallets are expected to be found and the reason is pretty simple. Pallets are one of the most efficient ways to store and transport items in the logistics field. The use of pallets, pallet jacks, forklifts, and pallet racking systems can dramatically improve your warehouse’s spacial efficiency.
Overall, understanding your warehouse space is vital for your bottom line and by making sure you hit important marks to maximize your space you will ensure the success of your employees and your business.
To help you organize your warehouse to its most efficient spacial relation conversion, we have compiled a list of various ways to ensure that your company makes the most of the space around you.
- Extend your racks vertically
- Reduce aisle width in the racking area
- Utilize pallets for storage space
- Use stacking storage bins for lose items
- Improve/Maintain Inventory systems