Are you making the most of your warehouse space…? It's one of your business's most significant assets, so it's important to utilise every inch efficiently.
There are several reasons why you should consider a warehouse refurbishment - one of the main ones being to ensure your facility can manage your current and future needs. You should also determine whether you can make the layout more efficient by reducing the space you need to carry out certain processes.
There are three main factors you should consider when determining whether your warehouse needs refurbishing:
Room to expand
Work out whether your warehouse can sustain any new electrical requirements, whether it's suitable architecturally and whether your current layout can house new employees should you expand - in terms of walkways, bathroom facilities, break rooms and locker rooms, etc.
· Is your warehouse overcrowded? If you notice employees are continually having to manoeuvre their way around the building and each other to complete their daily activities, this is an obvious sign that you need to refurbish or even expand your current warehouse facility.
· Overcrowding can lead to revenue loss if you're spending extra time moving equipment around to handle outgoing or incoming materials. When your employees are working around a lack of space and using inefficient processes as a result, this wastes valuable production time.
Of course, your available space should enhance productivity rather than hinder it and it can also send out a negative message to any visiting clients if your warehouse appears chaotic.
· If your current systems are unable to handle any additional loads, then your setup is seriously hampering your chances of expansion. Maybe you can't install more machinery as you don't have the room or perhaps you can't take on extra staff due to a lack of facilities? If so, it's definitely time to consider warehouse refurbishment.
Look to the future
Seek professional help to ensure you can expand in the future, as clever space-saving techniques can sustain growth for many years to come. Careful planning's a must, so you can achieve a solution that will have a positive impact on your operation. Get a professional opinion on the optimum space-saving techniques for your available space.
Installing mezzanine floors can help to increase your warehouse space cost-effectively - doubling, tripling or even quadrupling the area, depending on how many tiers you have. If you need extra rooms, such as offices or meeting rooms, Dalvie Systems can install industrial partitioning, splitting your warehouse into sections. We also specialise in bespoke solutions to expand or restructure your pallet racking, offering everything from single-bay to multi-tiered racking systems.
For more information on warehouse refurbishment, contact Dalvie Systems. Thanks to our many years' experience, we can act upon your ideas and input to come up with a bespoke solution to make the most of your space.