Archive for February, 2016

February 28, 2016

Save On Your Wholesale Pallet Rack

If you’ve been searching for ways to lower your costs, you aren’t alone. Most warehouses face the yearly challenge of doing more with less. As your inventory increases, though, one thing you won’t be able to do without is wholesale pallet rack. Warehouses across the United States depend on pallet rack systems to organize their space and keep products going out the door to their customers. If you need to save money while simultaneously make room for more products, DAK Equipment can help.

Here are some tips on how to save on the pallet rack that you need:

  • Look for wholesale opportunities. If you are buying a lot of pallet racks or supplying multiple sites, you may be able to get wholesale pricing on an order. Many suppliers will provide bulk discounts on the pallet rack you need if you are buying in large quantities.
  • Evaluate how to do more with the space that you have. There is no point in purchasing additional pallet racks if you aren’t already using your existing racks to their maximum potential. Take time to evaluate your current racks for additional storage space before you spend money on new racks.
  • Change your layout. Sometimes something as easy as setting up your pallet racks in a slightly narrower aisle can help free up room or condense your product load, giving you space within your warehouse without investing in new pallet racks.
  • Buy used. As warehouses upgrade or change their pallet rack systems, they will often sell their old system to try to recoup some of the cost. You can work with a broker or look online for used systems that are compatible with yours.
  • Work with an experienced warehouse design company. Doing it on your own is possible, but working with an experienced company can help you save. Not only could their experienced crew help you find less expensive pallet racks, they may be able to put you in touch with a business that needs to get rid of their old stuff.

While pallet racks are a necessary expense when it comes to the operation of your warehouse, it isn’t one that has to drain your budget. Thinking outside of the box and working with an experienced material handling team can end up saving you a lot of money on your purchase, which can go directly back to your bottom line. You’ll be able to concentrate on lowering costs while increasing production in your newly organized warehouse.

DAK Equipment & Engineering would love to the warehouse team that you work with to purchase the pallet rack that you need. Whether you are looking for wholesale pallet rack, used pallet racks, or something that’s brand new, our team can help. Give us a call or contact us through our website and we’ll put you in touch with a DAK project manager. We’ll make sure you get the products you need to make your warehouse look and function better than ever! Get in touch with DAK Equipment & Engineering today.

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February 27, 2016

How to Properly Lay Out Your Industrial Shelves

When you are purchasing industrial shelves for your warehouse, your goal is to organize and maximize your space. But how should you set up your industrial shelves in the best way possible? That answer depends on a few factors, but DAK Equipment can help you figure out the best answer for your space. We’ll take a look at some of the important factors, such as:

  • What kind of materials you are storing, including their sizes and weights. This impacts both how you set up your shelving and how your shelving should be stacked.
  • How your workers move through your space. Workflow has a huge impact on where your industrial shelves should go, and we’ll look at ways to increase your efficiency.
  • The size and layout of your current warehouse. We’ll make sure you are using every inch in the best way possible.

Ideally, before you purchase your industrial shelves you can contact our Chicago team. We’ll help you determine both which kind of industrial shelves are right for you and how many you should order. This can avoid issues in the future when it comes to installation and utilizing your new shelving. We’ll provide you with a layout and a recommended list of items to purchase.

You can trust the DAK Equipment team to help you get your warehouse set up with the right industrial shelving and other materials handling equipment to make your warehouse flow. Get in touch with us today and let’s start working on your new warehouse layout plan today!

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February 26, 2016

How to Lower Costs in Your Warehouse

If you are a warehouse manager, one of the to-do items that’s always on your list is to lower costs in your warehouse. Lowering the costs in your warehouse has a direct benefit on your bottom line, so it’s imperative to the overall health of your business that your warehouse and distribution teams continue to find new and innovative ways to save money. DAK Equipment & Engineering can help. While you know us as your source for pallet racks, carton flow racks and other material handling supplies, that’s not all we can do.

The DAK team can help you identify areas that can be improved for efficiency to lower your costs. Here’s some of what we can look for in order to help:

  • Workflow. Are you using your space as efficiently as possible? We’ll look at your workflow and see if there are ways we can help you lower the time it takes to get a product out the door.
  • Automation. Are you using human labor where machine labor would be more beneficial? Our team can find those areas of improvement and install the automation that you need.
  • Save space. Thinking about moving your warehouse to a larger space? You might not need to spend that money. DAK Equipment & Engineering can help you find unused space and maximize it to increase your storage capacity.

We’ve been working with warehouse managers for decades, helping them save space and lower costs. From ordering your pallet racking to installing conveyor systems to increasing efficiency, we’re here to help your warehouse succeed. Give our Chicago team a call today and start working with a warehouse expert today.

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