The Biggest Warehouse Problems and How to Solve Them
If you run a warehouse, it’s crucial that you’re efficient and organised to stay one step ahead of your competitors. Like any business, there are pitfalls you’ll come across, but we’ve put together some handy tips to help you overcome them.
The problem: Lack of space
You need enough space for storage and for running your operations safely and efficiently. If your workspace is not organised well it can make your employees’ jobs more difficult and unsafe.
The problem: Slow order picking and issues with stock
The longer employees take to pick items, the more of an effect the delays will have on your operating costs. When items aren’t organised or easily accessible, employees will find it more difficult to locate items and the jobs will keep piling up.
The Problem: Issues with warehouse slotting
Employees can drive forklifts around a warehouse multiple times looking for spaces in the racking for new stock. This can result in stock being allocated anywhere where there is an available space, which can make for a disorganised warehouse which is hard to put right.
Conventional pallet racking which allows direct and easy access to every pallet?
Drive-in racking which gives you more space by eliminating aisles between racks?
Pallet Shuttle racking which is great for easy loading and unloading of goods from an electric shuttle?
Live pallet racking which is very compact and great for perishable goods?
Push-back racking, a compact system that allows four pallets to be stored per level?