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A Guide To Warehouse Optimisation Using Expert Warehouse Consultants

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With Covid-19 making more demands than ever on warehouse staff and facilities, it’s imperative your warehouse runs efficiently. Many warehouses have made short-term plans to keep up with orders but warehouse optimisation requires longer term thinking.. 

Warehouse optimisation is designed to gain efficiencies in storage, inventory handling and maximising how you use your facility. This article is here to assist you better understand what we do and how we can assist your business.

Let’s dive in!

How Can Warehouse Optimisation Assist?

There are plenty of ways warehouse optimisation can benefit your business:

  • Reduce the cost of goods stored and picked in the facility
  • Increase productivity
  • Increase storage capacity in the warehouse
  • Design flow

Safety: with a proper layout, you can relieve congestions, leaving ample room for improved visibility, and keeping personnel separate from machines. 

ROI (Return on investment): We want to make sure that you get what you paid for with our service. ROI is a crucial factor to consider when optimising a warehouse. Bad layouts cause lost time and inefficiencies. 

You know you need an expert warehouse consultant if the following sounds familiar: 

  • You need to rent additional warehouse space offsite. 
  • Your warehouse dock and/or aisles are congested with pallets. 
  • When the racking system has reached 95% or greater storage density.

That said, let’s dig deeper into warehouse optimisation… 

Covid’s Effect on Warehouses

There’s no getting around it; Covid-19 has had a profound effect on warehouses.

Not only is there increased demands, but many warehouses have been strained by this increased demand and have only made short-term plans to cope. 

Here are some ways that warehouses are affected and how warehouse optimisation can help:

1. Social Distancing

Warehouse workers need to maintain government guidelines and adhere to social distancing regulations.

This means it’s more important than ever to optimise space and design flow. A proper layout can relieve congestions and reduce the risk of contact.

2. More Inventory

To keep up with demands and to cope with the increased shipping times from overseas, many warehouses have or will need to keep more inventory and increase their capacity. To do this, you need proper storage utilisation. 

3. Automation

For some warehouses, automation has always been the way, for others, not so much. Automated retrieval and storage systems can help reclaim some floor space if planned correctly. 

4. Increased Warehouse Capacity

We want to help you optimise your warehouse capacity, to make the most out of warehouse potential. 

What We Can Assist You With

Bowen Storage is dedicated to offering you expert consultations on warehouse optimisation. We do this by providing the following services: 

Planning and Consultations

Our team of designers and specialists are on hand to offer support and consultation to make your plans become a reality. We work closely with you from start to finish. 

Not only this, but we perform a detailed site analysis to understand your needs better.

Redesigning an existing warehouse can cause some disruptions, but, with proper care and planning the disorder should be minimised, and orders are processed as scheduled. 

Design and Layout

We are more than just racking suppliers, we are your design partners and aim to think big, whilst also keeping an eye for detail.

Using large scale plans and 3D renders, we’ll help you visualise and conceptualise your storage area and warehouse. 

Total Project Management 

We aim to make your project streamlined. Working with your budgets and timeline, we manage all trades and processes to ensure a seamless experience.

To ensure a smooth project schedule, we work with existing contractors and coordinating trades. 

Warehouse Optimisation: Why You Need It

An inefficient warehouse will have a profound impact on the quality of your service. By increasing storage and efficiency, your ROI should be evident, and your workforce happier. 

Not only that, but Covid-19 has called for warehouses to rethink layout and storage efficiency like never before. We aim to help this change happen seamlessly and with the end goal of warehouse optimisation in mind.

Bowen Storage offers first-class solutions for industrial storage. We provide leading, innovative storage and consultations so that your warehouse can operate with maximum efficiency. 

If you would like to find out more about what we can do for you, contact us today.

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