Industrial Shelves

June 01, 2016

We Have Industrial Shelves for Retail Spaces, Too

DAK Equipment is well known for our services to Chicago-area warehouses as well as industrial and commercial facilities across the United States. But that’s not all that we do! If you’ve been looking for industrial shelves for your retail space, we have a selection of options that you are going to love. Whether you have a warehouse retail operation or need something to store inventory in your store’s storage space, we have the shelves and accessories you need to stay organized.

View Our Online Catalog for Options

Head over to our online catalog and view a huge selection of the products that we have available. You can find:

  • Racks for your warehouse or back room
  • Lockers for employee break rooms or offices
  • Hand trucks to haul products around safely
  • Bins to keep small inventory items safely sorted
  • Ladders of all sized to reach every shelf
  • and so much more!

Just because we specialize in warehouses doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of our amazing selection, great prices, and unbeatable customer service for your retail space.

Call Us Today to Learn More About How We Can Help

DAK Equipment & Engineering isn’t just a supplier, either. We offer a variety of services to our customers, including CAD planning for warehouse spaces, inspection services, project management, and more. Give us a call today and let’s talk about what we can do for your space and place an order for the equipment that you need. We’re looking forward to helping you develop a more organized, efficient retail space!

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May 25, 2016

Common Mistakes with Industrial Storage Racks

Warehouses across the country are filled with industrial storage racks of every shape, size and configuration. These shelves hold everything from cupcakes to cars and provide the backbone of a warehouse’s operations. If you are a warehouse manager, you depend on these shelves every day. Over the many decades that DAK Equipment & Engineering has been in business, we’ve seen it all when it comes to industrial shelves and we’ve helped many warehouses overcome the issues they have with their storage spaces. There are a few issues that we’ve seen over and over, though, and many of them can be easily avoided. DAK Equipment & Engineering can help.

What Mistakes Are Warehouse Making?

  • Not having enough storage. Whether they are trying to cram too much on a shelf or leaving inventory in the aisles, not having enough storage is a major issues. DAK Equipment & Engineering can help you reconfigure your space to maximize the storage that you have or offer solutions to make your warehouse work for you.
  • Not loading their industrial shelves correctly. How you load your shelves is as important as what you load them with. Improperly loaded shelves can be more prone to collapsing or toppling over, resulting in loss of goods and injuries to workers. We can help you ensure you are loading your shelves correctly and even develop a plan for where all your inventory should go.
  • Not training enough. Many warehouses assume that their experienced team members know what they are doing when it comes to working around industrial storage racks. They might, but chances are better that they need a refresher course on their safety training. Train your team often to ensure they are following the properly procedures.
  • Not fixing their racks when they are damaged. What looks like a little damage to you could actually be a structural disaster waiting to happen. Damage to your shelves should be taken seriously and addressed right away. Bring in an experienced repair technician to ensure the repairs are executed properly.
  • Not performing inspections often enough. A yearly inspection of your warehouse just isn’t enough. There should be items on your inspection list that are addressed daily, weekly, monthly, and annually. DAK Equipment & Engineering offers inspection services that can help you get started and see what items should be addressed regularly.

Call DAK Equipment for Assistance

Whether you need to find more storage space, have an inspection, train your team, or just need help with virtually any other aspect of running a warehouse, the DAK Equipment & Engineering team is here to help. We hire engineers and other professionals who are experienced in the warehouse industry and understand the specific needs of your business. We’ll work with you to improve the function and safety of your warehouse and be a resource that you can depend on. You can reach out to our team for help or advice on your industrial storage racks or other warehouse concern by calling us or contacting us through our website and connecting with one of our experienced team members today.

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May 17, 2016

Why You Need Accountability for Those Working on Your Industrial Shelves

There is one thing that can kill the safety record and efficiency of your warehouse faster than almost anything else: lack of accountability. Warehouse managers spend a great deal of time setting up processes for their industrial shelves, conveyor systems, and other warehouse equipment. Each process that is put into place is there to help keep workers safe and create a more efficient work environment for the warehouse. However, no matter how good your process might be, it’s worthless if you don’t hold your team accountable.

Accountability has to be a staple of warehouse culture. Allowing someone to neglect an aspect of their job in the hopes that someone else down the line will fix the issue for them will only cause issues among your team and derail any process that you’ve carefully put into place. While you want a team that works together to create a warehouse that moves along efficiently and helps each other out on the job, you don’t want anyone to cover for someone else’s negligence. Encouraging accountability between departments in a non-confrontational or accusatory manner can help create an environment where processes are closely adhered to and employees pay attention to details.

The result will be more organized industrial shelves, a more efficient picking and packing team, and happier customers as their orders get out the door and on their way faster. Need help creating the right process for your team or designing a warehouse layout that’s as efficient as possible? DAK Equipment & Engineering can help. Contact us today to get started with our warehouse services and warehouse material handling equipment.

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