You know that adding a mezzanine level to your warehouse can provide you with some much-needed space in your warehouse. But what can you actually use that space for once it’s there? Many warehouses are discovering that it makes a terrific packing area.
The Logistics of Putting Your Packing Area on a Mezzanine
The first and most obvious issue of having your packing area on a high level is how to efficiently get products to that level to be packed. This is much simpler than you might think. Which method you choose is going to depend, in part, on how much product you are moving up there. Smaller quantities can use lifts that take carts from the warehouse floor to the packing level. If you have a constant stream of product getting packed, though, you won’t want to wait for a lift to go up and down. In that care, a conveyor belt may be the better option. In either care, a gravity conveyor can send the finished packages down to the dock doors to get out on the trucks as quickly as possible.
The Advantages of Packing on a Mezzanine Level
There are a number of advantages to putting your packing area on the mezzanine. It gives this important facet of your warehouse productivity in its own area dedicated to the task. It can help packers focus on their job. It also frees up space on the warehouse floor for more product or for other tasks, such an returns or assembly.
Explore the Possibilities with DAK
Even if moving your packing area up to a mezzanine deck isn’t the right choice for your warehouse, there are plenty of other ways we can help you maximize your warehouse space. Get in touch with the DAK Equipment & Engineering team for more ideas today!