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The rules for a tidy warehouse

The rules for a tidy warehouse

To manage a warehouse is some really hard work, there is no doubt about that. However, the challenge of managing a warehouse increases when you find out that you need more space for the extra things that need to be stored. The main thing you should keep in mind if you are a warehouse manager or owner is that product placement is key for maintaining an orderly warehouse. This is also what helps to avoid having insufficient space as well as create a better work environment. 

These days, all customers expect are quick deliveries. If they order something, they don’t want to be waiting too long for it. Thus, having a tidy and optimally run warehouse is going to affect everyone positively.

Here are some basic rules to keep up with if your warehouse is in tip top shape.

Learn the importance of display

Being able to display things properly is a skill that anyone working in a warehouse could benefit from. If products and boxes and anything that needs to be stored in the warehouse are stored in a manner that is not efficient and creates more of a mess, then you might want to rearrange how those things are stored. When items are kept in a proper manner, you’ll then create some extra space that can be useful. Another reason why the way things are displayed in the warehouse matters is the fact that if an important product, such as the best-selling one, is stored somewhere impractical, it will slow down the whole process at the warehouse to get those products.

Try out the ABC method

If you are not familiar with the ABC method, allow us to explain. This method is an organizational technique that helps boost productivity and efficiency in the warehouse. It works by sorting the products that are being sold into three categories. Category A is for the products that make up 20% of your stock and have an 80% turnover, meaning they are the ones that sell the best. “A” products need to be stored in easy to reach places, this is typically at the front of the warehouse at eye level. Category B is for the products that make up 30% of your stock and have a 15% turnover. These products will need to be placed on the bottom shelf, easy to get but not needed all the time so they don’t need to be in anyone’s line of sight. Category C is for the products that don’t sell well at all. They go on the top shelf as those are needed less.

Cheat extra space

If you tried the tips and still need some extra space, then definitely look into getting a mezzanine floor. Once installed in your warehouse, you will have an extra floor for more space. They are easy to put up and even easier to take down if it isn’t needed anymore.