Archive for December, 2015

December 28, 2015

3 Steps to Milwaukee Warehouse Transformation

Warehouses need to undergo constant evaluation for their efficiency and workflow. Occasionally a warehouse will need to undergo a complete transformation. This may happen when:

  • Warehouse operations haven’t been properly evaluated or updated for many years
  • Your business starts handling more SKUs or a different type of product
  • You move into a new space and need to get it set up for your team

DAK Equipment in Milwaukee can help you transform your warehouse. Three of the things we recommend most often to warehouse managers and owners are the addition of modular offices, mezzanines, and pallet shelves into their space. These three warehouse items play a major role in the setup and operations of your space and adding them can completely transform your warehouse. They can help you work more efficiently, safely, and get more done. Here’s how:

  • Mezzanines. These setups add square footage to your warehouse without an expensive or messy construction project. You’ll be able to take advantage of the overhead area and add a second (or even third) floor inside of your warehouse. Expand your operations with additional shelving, office space, storage, or even pack areas.
  • Modular offices. This can be one of the easiest and most affordable ways to transform your space. Modular offices can be used not only as office space for your team, either. You can add a break room, a clean room, or employee locker room in as little as a weekend.
  • Pallet shelves. Having the right shelving in your warehouse is the first step to having a warehouse that meets your needs. If you struggle to create enough storage or it takes your team a long time to find the merchandise that they need on your current shelves, we can help. DAK Equipment can also make sure you are getting the right pallet shelves for your new space.

Using one of these is great, but using all three can lead to total transformation for your warehouse. Simply throwing these items into your Milwaukee warehouse isn’t going to be enough, though. You’ll need to make a comprehensive plan that takes into consideration the kind of products you are working with, the size of your warehouse, the goals you have, and the budget that you are working with for the warehouse makeover. One thing that many warehouse managers overlook is that in most cases, you will end up recouping the cost of your warehouse transformation over the long run; the increased production and efficiency will pay for the expenses of any equipment and downtime that you need to complete the new setup.

Don’t put off your warehouse transformation any longer! Make it the goal for your business to in the New Year to evaluation, design, and implement a new warehouse setup. DAK Equipment & Engineering has the warehouse design, sales, and installation services you need. Get in touch with us over the phone or through our website. Our project managers will work with you to deliver exactly what you need! You’ll appreciate their experience, knowledge, and expertise that comes from years of working with other Milwaukee warehouses. Start your transformation today!


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December 27, 2015

What to Do When Your Conveyor Systems Break Down

When the conveyor systems in your Milwaukee warehouse come to a stop, so does the rest of your warehouse. Your conveyor systems are what keep your warehouse moving and help orders go out quickly. When they aren’t working, you want to do everything that you can to get them going again. Our DAK Equipment team has a few suggestions that can help get your conveyor systems rolling again:

  • Look for blockages. If something is blocking one part of your conveyor system, it can bring the whole thing to a stop. This issue is more common with warehouses that deal with small items or who aren’t diligent about keeping their conveyor areas clean and free from debris.
  • Check for worn out parts. Conveyor systems have a lot of moving pieces that need to be properly maintained and replaced on occasion. If one of these parts breaks or wears down, your system will stop working. This is issue is common for warehouses who don’t schedule regular inspections on their Milwaukee conveyor systems.

If neither of these issues seem to be the problem, it’s time to call in a conveyor systems repair team. DAK Equipment may be able to help! We’ve helped many Milwaukee warehouses set up their conveyor systems and have a team that can help you repair your broken system. If your system is breaking down more and more often, it may be time to replace it. We can help with that, too. DAK Equipment offers a great selection of conveyor systems and we can help you design a layout that works for you. Call us today!

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December 26, 2015

Be a CAD Intern at DAK Equipment in Chicago

DAK Equipment has served the Chicago area for more than 30 years with the best selection of pallet racks, conveyor systems, warehouse mezzanines and more. During that time, we’ve established ourselves as important members of the community, too. We love the Chicago area and our desire is to give back to this community as much as possible. That’s why DAK Equipment in Chicago has a long history of hiring high school students to be our CAD design interns. We want to help the brightest young minds in the area learn more about what we do and develop important skills that can help them experience a successful and rewarding future.

DAK Equipment is currently searching for our next CAD design interns in the Chicago area. Representatives from our successful material handling and warehouse design company will be at the Northern Illinois University Internship Fair in October. If you are a student at the university who would like to learn more about the CAD internship opportunities at DAK Equipment, come by and meet us! We’d love to get to know you and see if this internship is right for you.

In the meantime, we encourage you to learn more about all of the services we provide, including warehouse design, materials management consulting and supplying Chicago-area warehouses with the equipment they need to run a successful, safe, and profitable business. If you think you have what it takes to be our CAD intern, you can meet us at the internship fair or call us in our Chicago area offices.

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