According to MWPVL International, a specialized supply chain, logistics and distribution consulting firm, “when the net working storage capacity of a warehouse distribution center surpasses the 85% utilization level, there is typically a concurrent reduction in warehouse productivity levels”.
The result can manifest itself in overcrowded shipping and receiving docks, aisles flooded with product and fire code violations– not to mention the many other safety hazards a cramped warehouse presents.
If you’re looking for ways to impress the boss by increasing overall productivity and mitigating safety hazards, start by increasing your warehouse’s storage capacity.
Here are some tips to get you started.
Evaluate Your Storage Equipment
Use the picking frequencies of your products to assess reserve and active storage requirements. From there you can begin exploring the world of industrial shelving to properly optimize storage space.