No matter the size of your warehouse, a key priority should be to tidy and organise its contents to be as efficient as possible. Here at Doity, we have some top tips to share with you on how to keep a tidy warehouse.
Plan The Layout
The first step to achieving an effective warehouse organisation is to plan the layout that will work best for you. Practicality is an essential part of warehouse operations so your layout needs to reflect this. For example, if you have an item you need or use regularly, you wouldn’t put it on a high shelf, you would have it somewhere it’s easily accessible. Take a look at your day-to-day workings and this will help establish the best layout for your situation.
You would also want to use all the space you have available so that the room doesn’t look crowded and unorganised.
Storage is obviously a big part of running a warehouse, so having the right shelving and racking can help with organisation. It can help you arrange your items appropriately and you can make use of the vertical space you have available. You can read our previous blog on the different types of pallet racking to see which would work best for you.
You can’t go wrong by introducing labelling to your warehouse. Signage can improve efficiency, communication and can also help improve safety by identifying hazard zones around the area. By organising items by categories and labelling them, it can help reduce the amount of time employees spend looking for items and help minimise mistakes.
You should regularly check whether your layout and organisation systems that are in place are working and aren’t becoming disorganised. Use trial and error to see what works for your situation and make any adjustments as necessary.
If you would like to discuss racking systems to help keep your warehouse tidy, talk to one of our friendly advisors and we’ll be happy to help. Just give us a call on 01706 646971 or fill out our online contact form and we’ll get back to you shortly.