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CAREFUL PLANNING IS KEY TO A PRODUCTIVE WAREHOUSE

06-03-2015
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A productive warehouse begins with carefully planning your space and understanding the workflow of your goods.

Lencrow Materials Handling has been involved in supplying the latest materials handling equipment for over 38 years.

In this time they have seen the common mistakes that new warehouses fall in to from the very beginning.

When starting a warehouse you must first know how the equipment you use will work in your space.

Understanding this will determine your productivity.

The first thing that must be considered during planning is how much stock needs to be stored in the area and the turn over rate of the products.

You will need to account for the size and weight of your product and the rate of distribution.

This will establish the size of your racking, the placement of your products and govern the workflow of daily operations.

Put simply, placing your most sourced product on the top racking or placing a pallet lot in a pedestrian pick area is going to slow your operation down.

Purchase higher racking to begin with even if you don’t think you will use it straight away.

Remember that airspace is free and the cost to your business is the floor space so if you can stack higher it is cheaper to install the extra height at the start.

Plan for the future and if your volume increases or your products change you are already set up to manage your new distribution requirements.

Aisle width between your racking is paramount, as this will dictate the type of equipment you can use to pick your stock.

The factors you need to consider is where the product will be unloaded, the type of stock you sell, its weight and how the stock is stacked.

Lencrow has been contacted after the racking has been installed in new warehouses and their consultants find that the equipment required for the task cannot negotiate the aisle space.

Usually aisles are made too narrow and equipment cannot turn in the space allowed or the racking is spaced incorrectly and the unit cannot pick the stock.

Lencrow understand the relationship between space and equipment and can assist you in the planning process of your warehouse layout.

In this consultation they will assess what will suit your operational needs and help you effectively manage your space.

Lencrow offer a range of forklifts and warehouse equipment that will suit all budgets, including new and used units.

They also offer a range of flexible materials handling equipment hire options because they understand your needs may change.

Inclusive in the Lencrow range is warehouse sweepers and scrubbers to maintain a clean, tidy and dust-free workplace.

Using the correct industrial cleaning product to maintain your warehouse ensures that your products are delivered to your customers spotless – and we all know that first impressions count.

Also, you will have peace of mind in delivering a high standard of work place safety.

Lencrow’s services do not just stop with the installation of new and used equipment but they offer on going maintenance on all equipment and forklifts including regular servicing, repairs, spare parts and accessories to maintain your productivity.

By choosing Lencrow Materials Handling you can be assured your warehouse operation will be looked after for life.

 

Lencrow

Ph: 1300 536 276

www.lencrowforklifts.com.au

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