Everywhere you go, the common complain for warehouse owners and managers is that they have no ample space for the products that they have. If you have a 4,000 square feet warehouse, this may seem and sound humongous when you first moved in. However when time flies and products and shipments are coming in, you suddenly ran out of space. Usually, the reaction at first is to expand or to look for another bigger facility. However, you need to consider that moving your distribution center or factory is not an easy task as it will cost your company some huge amount. Therefore, you need to consider an alternative for the pan. One of the overlooked ways to improve the storage space is to improve what you have in your warehouse. You can make use of Ez-rect shelving or pallet racking systems in order to make use of the space that you have efficiently.
The average warehouse usually has up to 500 square feet of space which is hidden and can be carved out. Your initial planning inefficiencies and inconsistencies can be corrected and you can still reclaim the space in your business in order to become competitive and productive. With the cost that you save on storage costs, this will keep your expenses low and thus your revenue will increase. Here are some of the effective ways to increase the spaces in your warehouse.
- Install a mezzanine. A mezzanine can add another floor to what your warehouse space currently have. It can also be defined as a floor that can be open for different opportunities of expansion. It can also be used to house office stations or you can use it as an extra storage without having to undergo major factory refit.
- Installing pallet racking on loading lock doors. This idea may not be the typical sounding idea but it actually works well depending of course on your circumstance. It will create a storage area for your stocks and equipments that is only rarely required. Do you have empty pallets that are stacked in a corner? You can use a forklift to lift them. Do you have goods waiting to be picked up within the week? You can easily place or stash them there.
Tweaking the pallet rack. All over UK, this is one of the major problems that warehouse owners encounter when loading of pallet beams. The problem will typically boil down to what your preferred use of slotting technique is. However, warehouses will be able to save an inch in every level with the use of smaller beams.