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Warehouse Efficiency Tips – Shrinkwrap (Part 1)

By December 2, 2015No Comments

We’re sure you’re all aware of the effective and efficiency-inducing superpowers of our fantastic shrinkwrap film; and so you should be! It’s the perfect organisational tool for helping you keep all your stock stacked safely and neatly. Shrink wrap is perfect for a range of uses, some more bizarre than others, but one of the places our shrink wrap finds its time to shine the most is in a warehouse environment.

A warehouse is a vast and wondrous place, as such there are all sorts of ways in which they can become unorganised and inefficient. Well, because we’re nice and want to see our customers get the most out of their work environment, we want to provide you with some excellent warehouse efficiency tips to help you and your colleagues flourish in a super-efficient and organised warehouse.

Label it Up!

While this may sound rather obvious, you’d be surprised at just how many warehouses don’t do this. It’s reasonable to not need labels once you know a system inside out, but with new stock and lines continually coming in, and with staff turnover, it makes sense to label shelves, pallets and boxes. Besides all of the above, it makes it immediately easier to spot and locate stock within your warehouse.

smiling manager in warehouse with tablet pc computer

Heavier Stock at the Bottom

Yet another obvious point, but we’re starting with Warehouse Efficiency Tips 101, OK? This clearly serves to protect stock as well as helping to prevent workplace injuries. When you see two items stacked on top of each other you assume the top one is lighter; if it’s not then it makes it very easy for people to become fooled and, ultimately, injured.

Most Desired Stock At The Front

Again… another sense-maker! By putting your best-selling lines at the front of the other stock in the warehouse, you help to reduce the amount of time that it takes to actually access it. If you were to put stock in an inaccessible position and needed to venture to it on a frequent basis, you could find yourself wasting an enormous amount of time.

While these first three suggestions may seem super-obvious, there are reasons why we are mentioning it; not everyone does it! You can save your company a lot of time and money through just implementing common sense in your warehouse. To find out some further tips on how to improve your warehouse’s efficiency and organisation, you’ll just have to tune in to our next blog instalment!

One great way of upping your warehouse organisation is through implementing shrink film. The double fold effect is that it helps to preserve your stock from any scuffing and water, so we couldn’t recommend it higher! So, if you would like to discuss your business’ shrink wrap needs, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team of shrink wrap specialists, and allow us to transform your company’s organisation! All you have to do is contact us on 020 8952 5262, where we are always eager to boost your work environment.