We are going to look at how important storage is in a warehouse setting. We are also going to look at how to optimize your storage in a warehouse.
Why Do You Need Storage?
Keep in mind that a warehouse is a lot of work. There are a lot of items that you will have in your warehouse. A warehouse needs to be organized in a way that will allow you to easily access what you need. The key is finding items in a quick manner in a warehouse setting. This happens with a good storage system in place. Taking the time to organize and properly store items is going to allow you to pick more orders in a smaller time frame.
Storage in a Warehouse
The storage process is going to allow you to put the items in their forever spot. This is going to mean that each item is carefully placed to allow the most room to pack other items next to them. However, this may seem like an easy task, it is not.
Many warehouses will run out of storage area because of many things. This could include lower sales, peaks during seasons, and even rapid growth of the company. This is where storage in a warehouse is important. It will allow you to increase productivity without compromising quality. Now that you know how important storage is in a warehouse, let us look at how to optimize your storage process.
Step 1 – Area of Warehouse Storage
For the first step you are going to want to know how many square feet there are in your warehouse. You will want to make sure that you subtract areas such as offices and bathrooms that are not used for storage.
Once you have done this, you will then want to multiply what remaining square footage you have by the height of the warehouse. You are going to want to use the clear height which is measured from the floor to the lowest light or hanging object from the ceiling.
Step 2 – Figure Out Maximum Storage W/Existing Setup
You will want to make sure that you are getting as much storage as possible when you are looking to start the storage process, however, you need to make sure it matches up with what you have for space. To figure this out, you will make sure to multiply the width by the length of the external dimension. You will take the number from this and then multiply it by the highest stack/load on the pallet.
Step 3- Storage Area
You will need to determine what can be storage area in your warehouse. You want to take the number from step two and divide the number you got in step one. Once done, multiply that number by 100. This number should be around 22%.
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