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December 19, 2015

Discover What May be Causing the Order Backlog in your Wisconsin Warehouse

If you have the product and you have the manpower, why do you have an order backlog? If your Wisconsin warehouse is struggling to meet the growing demands of your customers even through your pallet shelves are full, it’s time to look at ways to increase your efficiency and output. Consider these potentially problematic areas and their solutions:

  • How far do your employees have to travel to pick items on the order form? Can that distance be shortened? You can often shorten the distance traveled to fulfill an order with simple restructuring of where you are putting items on the pallet shelves in your Wisconsin warehouse. Place items which are ordered often at the front of the warehouse, and less frequently ordered items towards the back. You may also consider entering a conveyor belt system to move product from the warehouse to the shipping area, cutting down on how far employees need to walk. The additional benefit is that employees can work on gathering other items or focus on other tasks while the products are in transit.
  • What kind of automation are we using? Are there areas we are utilizing manpower that could be just as easily done by a machine? This is a more complicated area to consider, especially if you aren’t familiar with what’s possible in today’s modern warehouse. Seek the advice of an expert in this area. They’ll be able to point you to solution that can free your employees from needless tasks and help them increase their production.

Need help looking at these areas? Our team can help. We offer everything your warehouse needs, from pallet shelves to warehouse design, inspections, and more. Give us a call today and let’s find the reasons for your order backlogs and the solutions to fix them.

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July 30, 2015

Why Small Items Shouldn’t Go On Pallet Shelves

DAK Equipment if often asked by companies in the Milwaukee, Green Bay and Pleasant Prairie areas what they can do to get more storage out of their existing space. Many Wisconsin companies are eager to avoid the cost of moving their warehouse and hope that by cramming a few more pallet shelves into their warehouse they’ll get the room that they need. When our expert teams arrive at their warehouse, many times we can identify the biggest space issue in your warehouse almost immediately: small items placed on pallet shelves. 

It’s tempting to place small items on those big empty shelves, but it can cause a lot of problems. Placing small items on pallet shelves isn’t making the most of your available space. Small items aren’t taking advantage of the overhead space on a pallet shelf, so you have huge gaps of space that could be used. Instead of looking for more square feet to place an additional pallet shelf, look for these gaps of space on your pallet racks. Are you using that space as well as you could be? Additionally, small items on these shelves are easily lost, slowly down your warehouse and driving up your waste costs.

DAK Equipment can help your Wisconsin warehouse make the most of your existing space. We can help you implement gravity flow and carton racks that keep small items in place while utilizing existing space to give you more storage. Discover more about how our project managers can transform your warehouse into the space you need it to be–without the cost of moving!

 

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