February 15, 2018

How to Move Product More Efficiently With Conveyors

Successful materials handling is a matter of moving materials in the most efficient way possible with the least amount of cost possible. Your goal as a warehouse manager is to find methods that will help you speed up productivity while reducing costs and keeping your error rates low. One of the most efficient ways to move product within your warehouse is on an industrial conveyor belt. Conveyor belts are a great link from the pallet rack to the pick line, and their efficiency more than makes up for the cost investment. If your warehouse is looking to upgrade or increase your automation, this is a method worth looking into. DAK Equipment & Engineering can help you get started.

Why Conveyors Could Be the Right Choice for Your Warehouse

They help save time.

One of the biggest benefits of a conveyor line is the time it saves. Employees won’t need to walk back and forth between the pallet rack and the pick line, meaning they can move onto the next task as they quickly send products down the line at a much faster rate. The conveyor belt doesn’t get tired, either, so you’ll never have to worry about flagging energy slowing down the line. In the materials handling industry almost more than any other, time equals money, and the faster you can work the more money your warehouse can make.

They can lower the risk of injury.

Your conveyor belt is hard to hurt, unlike your employees. Save their knees, backs, and feet with the addition of a conveyor belt. You’ll see a decrease in on-the-job injuries since there is less handling of heavy boxes and moving equipment. Most conveyor systems will keep going with minimal maintenance and are easily repaired, so they can be a workhorse for your warehouse while you keep your employees safe. Safer employees are also happier, more productive employees, which is a great by-product of installing automation like a conveyor system.

They can help you save money.

DAK Equipment offers affordable industrial conveyor solutions to businesses in the Chicago area as well as the rest of the United States. It’s not just the low price point that helps you save money, though. You’ll also save on worker’s compensation claims. When you reduce the amount of time and effort your workers have to put in transferring product around the warehouse, you reduce their risk of injury and your liability for a payout. Additionally, conveyor systems can help you avoid paying out too much money on labor costs, which is likely one of the biggest expenses in your budget. Reducing the need for human labor within the warehouse allows you to fund other areas of your business.

They can help lower your error rates.

Conveyors can actually help lower the error rate in your warehouse and thus increase your customer satisfaction rates. That’s because there is less risk of error when your warehouse is automated. Your conveyor is less likely to damage product than a human worker. It’s also much less likely to cause an error as compared to your workers. When you reduce your error rates, it means more of your customers are getting more of their orders on time and with the correct items. That reduces the expense of returns, too, which can cost your business in a big way.

They can be good for your bottom line.

All of these benefits combine to create a big boost to your bottom line. It might seem like an incredible thing that a conveyor system can do so much, but when you consider the increase in productivity versus the decrease in cost and liability, then you’ll see how it can help boost the profitability of your warehouse. Getting one installed right away means you can start enjoying those benefits sooner! The key is to work with an experienced company who can help you identify the right conveyor system and get it installed in your warehouse with minimal disruption to your workflow. That’s why you need DAK Equipment & Engineering.

Need a Conveyor System in Your Warehouse?

The DAK Equipment team can design a conveyor belt system that’s perfect for your business, filling in the materials handling gaps that are slowing down your productivity. By identifying the key points within your system that are slowing you down, our warehouse consultants can assist you in finding the solution that helps you overcome those challenges. That might be a conveyor system or something else from our warehouse equipment catalog; whatever it is, though, we’ll find the right solution and get it installed quickly, all while staying within your budget.

We have plenty of great warehouse solutions to choose from, and we’ll get the one that’s right for you. Give us a call today and learn more about moving products from the pallet rack to pick line in the most efficient way possible.


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