In under a month, we’ll be rolling in the new year, so what better time to start making some new years resolutions for your warehouse? Here at Felix Loeb, we have everything you need to get started including vertical storage systems, pallet racking, warehouse shelving units, carousel storage systems, and much more. Read on to learn about a few things you should consider before the new year, or speak with an expert at Felix Loeb today to get started.
Analyze Your Warehouse
Before you can start improving your warehouse or storage facility, you need to understand what areas need improvement and which ones don’t. Is space a constant problem? You may need to incorporate more vertical storage. Is efficiency or accessibility a problem? Carousel storage systems may be just the thing you need. Are you concerned about safety? Replacing old, worn out shelving may be in order. No matter what issue your warehouse is facing, you need to be able to define exactly what the issue is. However, if you are unsure, our storage experts here at Felix Loeb would be happy to do a walkthrough and help you locate any issues.
Put Safety First
There’s no better way to start the new year than with an increased emphasis on safety. For many warehouse managers, it’s tempting to put off replacing storage materials until it’s absolutely necessary. Although this may save a little bit of money, it will put the safety of your workers at risk. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, our material storage and handling experts can perform a full inspection of your warehouse to determine if it is safe for work, and if not, recommend upgrades.
Consider Your ROI
At the end of the day, refining and improving the efficiency of your warehouse isn’t just for convenience (although that’s certainly a plus), it’s for improving your bottom line. If you’re spending hundreds of dollars just to get a product out of your warehouse, you’re probably not seeing the kind of growth you’d like to see. Whenever you make an upgrade to your warehouse, you need to consider the return on your investment. And in order to do this, you’re going to need to have the long-term success of your business in mind. For example, if you’re investing in a new shelving system that costs $1,000, you’re not going to see an immediate return on your investment. But you should see a steady growth over the months that will eventually increase your bottom line.
Put Quality Over Quantity
Another commitment to make in the new year is to start putting quality over quantity. Anyone who’s run a warehouse before knows that there are a whole host of unreliable material storage and handling companies out there offering “discount” prices on low-quality storage materials. These companies often offer a one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to storage which will almost always end in disaster. For example, if you need storage solutions with high yield capacity and work great in harsh environments such as freezers, coolers, or distribution facilities, you may need something like structural pallet racks which are designed to withstand the wear and tear of the toughest environments. Although you could have bought a standardized pallet that wasn’t designed for these kinds of environments, they wouldn’t be able to hold up in the harsh environment.
Contact Felix Loeb Today
Now that we’re bringing in a new year, it’s the perfect time to make a commitment to improving the efficiency, safety, productivity, and accessibility of your warehouse. Whether you manage a single warehouse or several, it’s never too late to go back to the drawing board and look for areas to improve operations or replace old, worn out storage materials. Here at Felix Loeb, we aim to make this process as simple as possible. Give us a call today to schedule a project or browse our site to see what products we offer.