Chicago Industrial Shelves

March 23, 2016

How to Organize Your Chicago Industrial Shelves

Industrial shelves are a great additional to your Chicago warehouse, but they won’t do you much good if you aren’t keeping them clean and organized. Industrial shelves shouldn’t be treated as a “catch-all” for items that no one wants to put away properly. Treating them like this can leave your warehouse a disorganized mess and slow down your production. DAK Equipment has tips to help you keep your industrial shelves organized:

  • Use shelf labels. Make sure that each shelf of is clearly labeled with its purpose and what should be on there. Be strict about ensuring that is the only thing appearing on those shelves.
  • Stack items neatly on your shelves. It may seem like a simple thing, but stacking items neatly can not only help you visually identify items faster, but it can help you find more space for storage quickly.
  • Schedule times to clean your shelves. Have a time on your calendar where shelves are sorted, wiped down, and maintained. This will keep them clean and alert you to any maintenance issues early on.
  • Use bins to sort small items. Small items are usually the main culprit of disorganized shelving. Purchase bins from DAK Equipment to sort and store small items on your industrial shelves.

Need more tips? Talk to the DAK Equipment project managers today. They’ll help you get the industrial shelves you need along with accessories that can help you keep your shelving organized and looking its best. Call us or contact us through our website today!

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March 14, 2016

Make a Resolution to Organize Your Industrial Shelves

How are the industrial shelves in your Chicago-area warehouse looking? If you are trying not to look too closely at your industrial shelves because of the mess they’ve become, it’s time to set a resolution for the new year to get them organized. Organization can help your warehouse perform better, meeting and exceeding the goals you have for the coming year. While some messy shelves can seem like an overwhelming task to get organized, DAK Equipment & Engineering has everything you need to get organized, and more importantly, stay organized. We have a few tips along with some products that can help you get started on achieving your organizational goals for your warehouse.

  • A place for everything, and everything in its place. One of the major hurdles that warehouses encounter when it comes to organization is when no one knows what to do with something. Many warehouses have a “catch all” corner or shelf that everyone piles things when they don’t know what else to do. By creating specific areas of your warehouse for items, labeling them, and making them accessible to everyone, you’ll be overcome major organization issues from the start.
  • Invest in containers and bins for small pieces. Small items are the bane of the warehouse environment. Not only are they harder to pick and pack, they are harder to manage for inventory and keep organized. Get them out of flimsy cardboard boxes and into cartons, bins, and containers. This makes it easier to get to them items when you need them and keep them organized when you don’t.
  • Make organization a priority for the entire team. It can’t just be up to you to keep your entire warehouse organized. Set goals for your team when it comes to organization and put people in charge of specific areas. Have them do organization checks before they leave for the day, and correct any issues you might find. Making this a consistent part of everyone’s day will transform organization into a natural habit in your warehouse.
  • Get help. If the problem in your warehouse is simply too much for you to take on, talk to a warehouse organization expert. DAK Equipment project managers can help you find and implement the solutions that you need to create a warehouse that is clean, organized, and functioning at peak performance. You’ll love what they can do to help you transform your warehouse.

Don’t put off organizing your industrial shelves any longer. The longer you wait, the bigger the problem is going to get. We can help not only make it more manageable but eliminate the issue entirely by creating a warehouse that has the storage you need and a space for everything. Start making your resolution for more organized industrial shelves a reality by getting in touch with the project manager at DAK Equipment & Engineering today. You can reach out to us over the phone or through our website. Our project managers will partner with you in creating a warehouse space that you’ll be proud to show off!

 

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March 12, 2016

How Our Chicago Industrial Shelves Can be Customized to Meet Your Needs

While we carry a huge variety of industrial shelves in stock and ready to ship, we know that our in-stock items might not be right for every warehouse. That’s why our Chicago material handling engineers work with companies to find them the customized industrial shelves that they need for their warehouse. That’s what we did for a distribution company that needed to match their current shelves to their new expansion.

The company wanted the industrial shelving in their addition to match the size and shape of their existing two-tier shelving system in order to facilitate movement on the catwalk for their workers. Our team designed an industrial shelving system, installed it, and even worked to add wall cut-outs that help make movement even easier between the two facilities. It was the perfect solution to help the company use the expansion to it’s full potential and help workers get their work done with maximum efficiency.

You can check out the details of this case along with other case studies about our work on our website. If your warehouse is in need of industrial shelving or you think you may need a customized solution, give the DAK Equipment & Engineering team a call. We’ve worked with companies from coast to coast, across the United States and Canada, and we’d love to help you find the solutions that you need as well. Get in touch with our project managers by giving us a call or contacting us through our website and get your project started today.

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