carton flow rack Chicago

December 20, 2015

Start Incremental Change in Your Chicago Warehouse with Our Carton Flow Rack

Feeling overwhelmed by all the improvements that need to be made in your warehouse? Maybe you need to install a carton flow rack, update your selective pallet racks, create a second level with a mezzanine, and automate with a conveyor belt system. Take a deep breath and relax, because it doesn’t have to all happen at once. We’ve helped hundreds of Chicago warehouses optimize their equipment, floor plans, and materials handling systems in order to make a happier, safer, and more efficient workplace. One thing that we’ve learned is that sometimes when these changes happen incrementally, little by little, they can have an even bigger impact.

Something like a carton flow rack can make a big difference in how your warehouse works, and you’ll want to give your team time to adjust to these changes. Throwing everything at your team at once can be overwhelming and actually create more issues than it solves because it causes chaos in the workplace. By introducing items one by one, giving teams time to adjust and adapt, and then moving on to the next improvement, can be a great way to help your warehouse improve. It’s great for morale, too, to see a constant improvement in the workplace instead of doing it all at once. Plus, it’s easier on your budget to spread out the investment over time.

Have your warehouse improvement list but aren’t sure where to start? Give DAK Equipment a call. We’ll help you prioritize your Chicago warehouse’s improvement list and help you get the supplies and equipment that you need. We can even install it for you! Get in touch a let’s talk about what changes you can start with today.

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December 14, 2015

Reduce Touches and Increase Efficiency with a Carton Flow Rack in Your Chicago Warehouse

The number of times a product must be physically touched from the time it’s put into your Chicago-area warehouse to the time you ship it to a customer directly correlates to how efficient your warehouse is operating. The fewer number of touches, the more efficient the warehouse. This can be a helpful measurement in determining if your pick path is operating the way it should be or if there is room for improvement. One of the things many warehouses need to consider is installing a carton flow rack on their pick line to reduce touched in increase speed.

If you are using pallet shelves to store cartons and individual pieces in your warehouse, chances are your employees are touching that project more than necessary. An inefficient pick line might require employees to handle products when opening the pallet or carton, putting it in a carton, carrying it to the pick line, placing it in a work area, assembling it with the rest of the order, and then transferring it to the shipping box. A more efficient process utilizes a carton flow rack. Then they product should only need to be touched twice: once by a employee to stock it on the pick line, and once by a picker when it’s placed in a shipping container. Carton flow racks keep your pick path more organized, too, so  your team won’t need to be cleaning up constantly just to keep their work areas neat, eliminating time wasters and more touches.

DAK Equipment in Chicago can show you more benefits of carton flow racks when you call us. Our team will help you develop the most efficient pick path possible and get the equipment that you need set up in no time. Get in touch with us today to get started!

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July 24, 2015

Why a Carton Flow Rack Is Needed on Your Pick Line

Carton flow racks can be a great addition to any warehouse, but they are almost a necessity on your pick line. Any warehouse that’s dealing with picking inventory for orders can benefit from the addition of a carton flow rack. It can increase the accuracy of your picked orders, speed up order processing time, and save manpower. Here are some other benefits you should keep in mind:

  • Carton flow racks keep you organized. Your team will be able to see everything they need to quickly and accurately pick orders.
  • They are easily restocked. Just two people can keep your inventory going in and out, eliminating unnecessary waste spent on additional stocking manpower.
  • They can be expanded. Have a big project coming up and need more room? These mobile shelves can be easy added and expanded to give you exactly the space that you need.

Your employees will love that the carton flow rack you’ve added to your line makes their job easier. You’ll love that it helps you save time and money in your warehouse. It’s a win-win for everyone, including your customers who will get their orders sooner. It’s an option you need to look at right away, especially as your orders increase.

Want to explore putting a carton flow rack onto your line? Give DAK Equipment a call today. We’ll help you plan the logistics of adding a carton flow rack and can offer you a great price on the racks that you need. Call us at 855-863-0340 for more information and a quote on the racks you need today!

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