Whether you own a business or not, there are some storage tips that will help out your friends and family who are business owners with less storage costs and more efficiency. All types of business need a certain level of storage capacity. Even if you ship products directly from wholesale operators to your clients and don’t require an extensive warehouse, it is more than likely that you will need to take delivery of items from time to time. Perhaps a particular order cannot be made directly or you need to handle the return of a faulty item.
Alternatively, you may have a stock room as opposed to a full warehouse operation. For example, this might allow you to organise your business’ components prior to going into your manufacturing facility or simply to back up your shop front storage.
Regardless of the importance of your stock keeping and storage facilities for your type of business, there are tips you can adopt which will help to keep things running efficiently.
The following tips will provide guidance and make sure your commercial operations (small or big) run smoothly by keeping tabs on all of your stock and equipment:
Pallet Racking – For flexible storage
Widely used in professional warehousing facilities, pallets are something of a business secret for smaller enterprises. You might think that these versatile storage systems are only really of use if you run a forklift truck. However, nothing could be further from the truth because pallets can be shifted around with relatively cheap hand trolleys and without the need to invest in specialist equipment. Pallet racking & other business storage options at Warehouse storage Solutions will help you find a tailored solution for your business.
If your deliveries are increasingly being made on pallets, then you will be able to integrate your storage facility and goods-in operation more simply by adopting their use. As well as providing a convenient way of storing heavier goods, pallet racking is extremely stable even when it goes high up towards the ceiling. By installing it in just part of your stockroom you will be able to maximise your footprint and provide a great deal more storage without having to expand your business premises.
Stacking Storage Bins
These are another versatile storage system which helps you to keep smaller items organised but without taking up lots of space in a stockroom. Storage bins of this type often have a lip so that you can see into them to confirm the approximate number of components inside and even grab a few items, if needed.
Crucially, this can be done without the need to reorganise the stack so the bin you want to reach is on the top. So long as heavier items are stored in the lower bins, with light ones on top, the stackable system will be stable and afford you with a good amount of storage that doesn’t spread out in your store room inefficiently.
Rotational Stock Systems
When you store new stock on a shelf or rack, it is always a good idea to load it from the back of the aisle. This way, older items are pushed toward the front and picked sooner rather than later. If newer items always go to the front and are consequently easier to reach, then you will find some stock goes out of date.
This doesn’t just cause a problem for perishable items, but can affect manufactured products. You might, for example, be keeping an out of warranty item in storage which should have been shipped beforehand unless you take on a storage system like this.
This is a collaborative post with Warehouse Storage Solutions