Chicago Industrial Shelves

March 01, 2016

How Your Industrial Shelves Help You Keep Up With Customer Demand

Today’s shopping environment is a lot different than it was a decade ago. Today, customers are doing more of their shopping online. The benefits to online shopping have increased as companies are figuring out ways to ship those online orders to their customers’ doors faster than ever before. Customers, in turn, have become used to this idea of getting their packages as soon as possible and want it from all of their online shopping experiences. If your company isn’t keeping up, it’s likely that your profits are falling behind.

The solution to speeding up your production could be in your industrial shelves and the other equipment you are using in the layout of your warehouse. Efficiency in processing orders can be increased when you properly lay out your space and utilize it to its maximum potential. Critically looking at your warehouse and identifying problem areas is a good first step, but it is one that is often to do on your own. Working with an experienced professional can help.

Don’t allow anything to be a “sacred cow” that you wouldn’t be willing to sacrifice in order to speed up production. Don’t hang on to ineffective industrial shelving if it isn’t working for you. Don’t allow an old, rusty conveyor belt to stay just because you don’t want to replace it. Updating, upgrading, and streamlining your warehouse is key to keeping up with the demands of today’s customers. Need help doing it? Contact DAK Equipment today and we’ll work with you and your team.

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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 22, 2016

What Pick-to-Light Is and How it Works With Your Industrial Shelves

One of the latest picking methods to hit Chicago industrial shelves is Pick To Light (PTL). This new system uses digital readouts to help the picker locate the items on the shelf and determine how many are in the order. Once the item has been picked for the order, the picker clears the readout by pressing a button on the industrial shelves, indicating to the system that the item has been selected. The PTL system offers several benefits:

  • Lowers error rates. The computerized system indicates which items are on the order, so there is less room for human error by, for instance, incorrectly reading a part number or transposing numbers on the order.
  • High efficient. Pickers won’t have to search their industrial shelves for the correct part; lighted signs will guide the way and speed up the picking process.
  • Easy inventory tracking. As digital readouts are cleared, inventory of that item can automatically be adjusted in your system.

This picking method is great for warehouses that are dealing with a high number of SKUs and could be especially beneficial to e-commerce businesses. The system can be easily integrated into your existing industrial shelves, giving your Chicago business the edge it needs to process orders faster, make more happy customers, and grow your bottom line.

If you are interested in the Pick to Light system and want to find out if it can be integrated into your current shelves, contact DAK Equipment & Engineering. We’ll help you find, install, and start using a system that’s right for you!

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