Pallet Rack Wisconsin

December 17, 2015

Could Your Packaging Be Decreasing the Efficiency of Your Pallet Rack?

When you developed the packaging for your products in Milwaukee WI, what were your first concerns? For many, it’s the look of the product itself. Of course this is an important factor–consumers are much more likely to purchase a product with attractive packaging–but it isn’t the only thing you should be worried about for your packaging needs. When it comes to designing the packaging for your products, be sure to think about how they’ll sit in a pallet rack.

If you work with a supply chain expert in your business, they probably brought this up in a design meeting–and you should listen to them. Your packaging may be gorgeous, but if it doesn’t fit well on a standard pallet rack, it might not be worth it. You could end up paying far more in shipping and handling than you intended to do, and that can greatly increase your cost of goods. Avoid these errors by paying attention to your packaging design and talking with your warehouse team. They’ll help you figure out how you can improve your packaging in order to make it more efficient.

Once you have your packaging figured out, we can handle the pallet rack. DAK Equipment offers great pricing on pallet racks so you can get them installed in plenty of time to hold all of your new products. Let us know what your materials handling needs are and we’ll get to work helping you get your warehouse set up and ready to go. Give us a call today to get a free quote on our pallet rack systems, warehouse design services, and more!

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August 12, 2015

Why Optimizing Your Pick Line Could Be More Important Than Your Pallet Rack

What area is more important to your warehouse: your pallet rack or your pick line? The truth is both areas play a vital role in the storage and order fulfillment part of your business. However, there is only so much you can do to optimize the pallet rack in your Wisconsin warehouse:

  • Make sure it’s in good shape. Don’t let old or faulty equipment stay in your warehouse–replace it promptly.
  • Keep it clean. Remove debris and keep pallet rack organized to improve efficiency.
  • Stay on top of safety training. Make sure your employees are continuously being trained on warehouse safety to reduce accidents and injuries.

When it comes to your pick line, though, there are likely numerous things you could be doing to improve on that space. Optimizing your pick areas increases employee efficiency, increasing production, and helps your bottom line. Here are a few things to consider for improvements on your pick areas:

  • Reduce the amount of space your employees have to cover. Pay attention to their pick paths, and rearrange areas if necessary to reduce the amount of space they need to cover. This reduces fatigue on your team as well as speeds up fulfillment and production.
  • Use the right storage. Whether it is gravity flow racks, conveyor belts, or even pallet racks, using the right storage for your products is vital to keeping everything organized and making a smart use of your space.
  • Make it safe and comfortable. Standing mats to reduce wear on knees, bright lighting to make it easy to find the right products, and the right temperature control are all small things that make a big difference in both employee morale and output.

Have questions about how to optimize these areas of your warehouse? Give the DAK Equipment team a call and we’ll help your Green Bay, Milwaukee, and Pleasant Prairie-area warehouse a hand.

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