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January 14, 2017

Why You Should Be Working With an Outside Consultant to Optimize Your Warehouse

Even if you’ve been managing warehouses for the better part of your lifetime doesn’t mean you couldn’t benefit from some outside help. Our warehouse consultants work with warehouse managers across the country to optimize their warehouse. We do this through a variety of services, including:

  • Layout optimization. Are you using the space and the equipment that you have to the best of its abilities? We can evaluate your space and offer practical suggestions.
  • Warehouse design. Whether you are building a new warehouse or remodeling your old one, we can help make sure it’s perfect.
  • Warehouse automation. Are there things you are using human labor for when it could be automated? Our team can plan and implement automation that works for your warehouse.

Even if you have experience in these areas, you can benefit from getting an outside opinion on your strategies and ideas. There are so many other benefits to bringing in an outside warehouse consultant, too. Here are some that you should consider.

The Benefits of Bringing In a Warehouse Consultant

An outside opinion can bring new ideas.

Sometimes when you’ve been working in warehouses for years, you’ve been doing the same thing for years. That’s not always a bad thing, but bringing in another person can help inspire new ideas that could help your business even more. Don’t view this as competition, view it as collaboration. This can help make your warehouse better than ever.

You get an impartial evaluation.

When you work with a third-party consultant, you get someone who has no personal investment in your warehouse other than seeing you succeed. That means they aren’t going to be attached to a process for nostalgia’s sake and they will offer fair, impartial evaluations of your current setup. This is something that’s hard for many warehouse managers to provide for themselves because they may be too close to the situation to see it fairly.

You free up internal resources.

When you have an external warehouse consultant come in and do some of the heavy lifting your team won’t have to do it themselves. This can help free up your internal resources to focus on other areas. Those other areas are likely more in their wheelhouse so they can provide more benefit to your warehouse. It’s tempting to use your internal team to do some of these things because it’s “free labor” (they are already there, after all!) but it could actually hurt your business by pulling their focus away from other things that matter.

A Warehouse Consultant Doesn’t Have to Drain Your Budget

One of the primary concerns that many warehouse managers have about using a warehouse consultant for their automation, design, layout and other optimization duties is that it’s going to cost too much. This is often not the case. The warehouse consultants at DAK Equipment & Engineering do their work for a very reasonable fee. Because you can have the team do as much or as little of the work as you want, you can tailor their efforts to your budget. For instance, they can provide you with an optimized layout but your team will handle the actual execution of the project.

Additionally, a warehouse consultant can make your warehouse more profitable. Many consultants can find ways to lower your costs while increasing your bottom line, practically paying for themselves and offering suggestions that can improve your warehouse even more over time. That alone should be reason enough to hire a warehouse consultant to help you optimize your space!

Call DAK Equipment to Speak With Warehouse Consultants Today

Are you convinced that a warehouse consultant is worth your investment or are at least ready to learn more? Then it’s time to talk to the DAK Equipment & Engineering team. We’ve been consulting for warehouses across the United States and we can help you, too. Talk to our team by giving us a call or contacting us through our website. We’ll get back with you to develop a plan that can help increase the profitability and productivity of your warehouse. You’ll be amazed at what we can do to help your warehouse in a short amount of time and for less money than you might think. Get in touch with us today!

 
 
 
 

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