clean and organized warehouse with pallet racks

It might sound like a pretty obvious thing to do, but you’d be surprised at how many warehouse managers aren’t quite aware of the full benefits of keeping your warehouse well-organized and managed. While we don’t have the room here to get into all the ways organization can help your warehouse’s operations, we would like to provide some examples of what organization can do for your, well…organization!

Improve the Accuracy of Customer Orders…

If you’ve got any kind of business that has to ship from a warehouse or fulfillment center, making sure everything is properly stored and organized is one of the easiest and most effective ways to ensure the accuracy of customer orders. Anything that needs to be shipped out can be located much more easily if everything is stored properly, labeled correctly, and easily accessible by warehouse staff. And speaking of accuracy…

…And Inventory Orders

In a similar vein, whether you work in a fulfillment center or an internal storage facility, keeping your stock labeled and organized can give you a better idea of remaining quantity, helping to ensure the accuracy of inventory orders. This will both reduce needless spending when it comes time to replenish your stock and make sure you always have the items you need on hand, when you need them.

Improve Efficiency

Not only will proper organization help keep your inventory straight, it will also prevent your staff from having to dash around looking for a certain part or item, and then struggling to get it where it needs to go. Several industrial storage solutions exist to keep products both organized and accessible, such as gravity racks designed to increase access to heavier storage bins. Plus, efficient storage will both increase productivity and keep your workers safe by preventing a big mess everywhere!

Increase Storage Space

In addition to preventing a mess, the increased storage space offered by proper organization will help reduce clutter and increase the available room you have for storing more items! NSF shelving comes in a variety of heights, widths, and sizes to allow you to maximize any available space you have, keeping your warehouse clutter-free and increasing the potential to store more items.

 

Sure, we all know that organizing a warehouse can feel a little like cleaning your room as a kid, but it’s like your mom said – when it’s done, you’ll be glad you did it.

One Response to “Advantages of a Well-Organized Warehouse”

  1. Derek Dewitt says:

    My brother is wanting to start up his own business soon but isn’t sure how he’d handle the inventory. I like your point about how a storage facility allows you to keep track of remaining quantity and organize your products. This would be an ideal setup for him if he ends up selling a lot of product down the road.