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Regardless of how big your warehouse is, so long as it's filled with disruptions and distractions, you can expect to miss your target revenues. A perfectly-operating warehouse, on the other hand, yields immense returns. Just take a look at Costco, with its 2017 generated sales amounting to a whopping US $126.17 million. While your warehouse may not be as big as Costco, you still have a target bottom line to achieve. This said, did you know that how you use your warehouse space can impact your revenues? That's right. Effective and efficient utilization of your available space has a great bearing on your operations, and ultimately, your profits. But how exactly do you make the most out of the space you have? Let's take a look at the strategies you should employ for space maximization.
Assess Your Warehouse LayoutThe layout of your warehouse is important to highly-efficient operations, reduced product damages and losses, and most importantly, worker safety and security. As such, it's important to systematize the exact use of each part of the facility's space. Systematic space utility means properly-positioned work areas, pathways, aisles, metal shelving units and pallet rack systems, and access (entry and exit) points. Their location throughout the warehouse space can make all the difference in your facility's productivity and safety.
Use Of Safe Space-Saving Storage SolutionsAn ideal warehouse layout possesses the following characteristics:
- Ease of access to stock items
- Ease of locating stock items
- Minimal physical effort to reach overhead items
- Sturdy and stable metal shelving units, storage, and pallet racking systems
- Use of vertical space available