Archive for October, 2016

October 31, 2016

The Right Time to Talk to Us About Warehouse Planning

Our warehouse consultants have been working with companies across the United States for more than 30 years on their warehouse planning and layout needs. So when is the right time to talk to our team about your warehouse design?

Before You Build

Before you start building your warehouse or move into your new space, let our team take a look at your proposed layout! We can offer suggestions based on our three decades of experience in the warehousing and logistics industry. We’ll help you create a plan that’s optimized to your need with an eye on future growth.

While You are Building

Even if you’ve already started building a new warehouse or moving into a new site, the DAK Equipment & Engineering team can help. We’ll look at your current list of warehouse equipment and see how you can put it to the best use possible. This can help you make the best decisions while setting up your new space.

After You Move In

Even if you’ve been in your warehouse for decades, we can help with your planning. We’ll look at how you are currently using the space and see how you can optimize it to increase your productivity and your profits.

It’s Always a Good Time to Call DAK

Get in touch with our warehouse consultants before, during, or after you move into your new warehouse space and let us help you optimize your layout. You’ll love how our team can help create a space that’s perfect for your business. Fill out the form below to talk to one of our consultants about your warehouse operations today!


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October 28, 2016

Signs It’s Time for New Pallet Racking in Your Warehouse

Like most warehouse equipment, pallet racking should last for a decade or more in your warehouse with the right maintenance. However, no pallet racking is going to last forever. Here are some signs that it’s time to invest in new pallet shelving for your warehouse.


Are You Seeing Any of These Signs?

You are repairing racks more frequently.

When racks start to get older, you’ll start to do repairs on them more and more frequently. That’s because joints and parts are wearing out due to age. When that starts to happen, you need to consider getting new warehouse equipment to avoid safety issues.

Inspections are regularly turning up issues.

Older racks can be more prone to damage, too. If you are seeing more instances of damage during regular rack inspections, it could be a sign of age or deterioration in your pallet racking.

You are running out of space.

When you start to run out of space in your warehouse, it could be a sign that you need different racking, not necessarily more racking. Look for new pallet shelving options that allow you to increase your storage density in the same amount of space.

Your warehouse productivity is slowing down.

As inventory increases and your project lines expand, it shouldn’t necessarily slow down your productivity. If it is, it could be a sign that you need to change your pallet shelving and the way you have your warehouse set up to meet these new demands.

You struggle to keep up with inventory changes.

Seasonal changes in the warehouse shouldn’t throw your system off kilter. The right storage systems can help you easily manage your storage needs throughout the year and keep your team on track.

It’s Time to Call the DAK Team

If you are seeing one or more of these issues in your warehouse, it’s time to invest in new warehouse equipment. The DAK Equipment & Engineering team can help. Fill out the form below to get in touch with our team today.


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October 27, 2016

How Looking Up Could Help Increase Your Space

Many of the customers who contact our warehouse consultants are desperate to find more space in their warehouse. They may be reluctant to move their operation due to the time and expense involved, not to mention the down time where they could be losing business. They have crammed every shelf full of product and have no more room to expand. Or so they think. A lot of times there is additional space in their warehouses to expand their capacity; it just might not be obvious at first. One of the things we suggest is taking the time to look up.


Expand Up, Not Out

Chances are good that your warehouse has some unused space between the tops of your shelves and the ceiling. That’s unused space that could be used for storage with the right modifications, safety equipment, and professional installation. That’s exactly what the DAK Equipment & Engineering team can help you do. Here are two of the solutions we often recommend to customers seeking more space:


Add onto your pallet racking.

Your pallet racking probably doesn’t need to be at the height that it is at currently. It’s likely only that high because that’s simply how the manufacturer made it. In many cases, we can safely expand your pallet rack shelving upwards to increase your storage capacity. It might involve moving some infrastructure around and possibly investing in lift trucks, but it’s still a lot cheaper than moving your operation.


Install a warehouse mezzanine.

Mezzanine levels can increase your square footage without the need for an expansion. We a variety of mezzanine options, including shelf-supported mezzanines so you don’t lose any of your storage space underneath the structure. You can use the mezzanine for more carton shelving or even move some of your operations off of the warehouse floor and free up space that way.


The DAK Team Can Help With Both

Will these ideas work in your warehouse? The DAK Equipment & Engineering team can help you determine the answer. We can provide total support from the beginning to the end of your warehouse optimization and handle all of those details for you. If you aren’t able to increase your shelving height or install a mezzanine, we’ll find other solutions that can help you expand your capacity. There are solutions for your warehouse, and we’ll help you find them.

Fill out the form below to get in touch with one of our warehouse consultants today.


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