The warehouse industry is booming in New Zealand. According to Careers NZ, the chances of acquiring a job in the warehouse and logistics industry are excellent because it’s a large and growing occupation. However, since it’s such a thriving industry, the competition among warehouses is just as fierce as the demand for it.
If you have a big warehouse and you want to best your competitors, you need to ensure that your delivery systems are performing at peak efficiency. Whether it’s hiring experienced employees or investing in heavy-duty commercial or industrial pallet racking systems, here are some tips to achieve the best delivery performance for your warehouse.
Take advantage of technology. Invest in devices such as tablets to speed up communication in your warehouse. There is also software available in the market that will help your staff easily restock, digitise documents from suppliers, capture the real-time status of orders and other processes that will make order fulfilment more efficient.
You also need to ensure that your staff can regularly communicate with one another. Warehouse workers don’t sit at their desks reading and answering emails all day so communicate across multiple channels. It’s more efficient to distribute written memos or implement automated phone calls rather than relying on word-of-mouth communication.
Maintain Cleanliness and Order
An organised warehouse is an efficient warehouse. When you have a neat and tidy facility, it benefits your employees and your business. An orderly working environment will not only make your staff more productive but it will also allow you to clear out damaged goods for new stocks.
Start by labelling your floors to keep sectors organised. This will make it easier for your employees to identify stocks and log reliable records. It’s also beneficial to move in-demand products closer to the shipping area to enable faster movement of goods across the warehouse.
To learn more about the best practices for organising your warehouse, click here for additional points to consider.
Simplify Tasks with Efficient Racking Systems
Hardworking employees can endure multiple warehousing tasks but if the tasks become long and arduous, your employees will become perpetually stressed and frustrated. Implement a quick, simple and effective internal process that will allow your staff to manage the tasks with confidence and efficiency. For instance, start by installing space-saving solutions such as:
- Cantilever Racking
- Flow Racking
- Pull Out Drawers
- Raised Storage Areas
- Selective Pallet Racking
- Drive-In Pallet Racking
Every warehouse is different and you may not need all the systems listed above but it’s important to identify the solutions that can help your staff finish their tasks without delays.
Find Cost-Efficient Racking Systems at Shelving Shop Group
When it comes to high-quality warehouse storage solutions, Shelving Shop Group has the pallet racking systems you need to optimise your operations. We also offer customisable racking systems adjusted to the specific sizes and lengths you require. With our heavy-duty solutions, we’ll help you ensure you make the most of your warehouse space and improve your delivery performance. When you have timely delivery and optimised distribution, you increase labour productivity as well as customer satisfaction.
For more information and enquiries about our products, call us on 0800 180 280.