3 solutions for storage shortage in your warehouse
Nowadays, more and more warehouses are experiencing a lack of space. This is because the company is growing, but the space is not growing with it, and it causes problems on all sides. When there is too little space in a warehouse, it is no longer possible to maintain a high throughput rate. When the throughput is not high enough, customers become dissatisfied because they have to wait longer for their orders. So having enough space in a warehouse is an absolute must if you want to get a good spot among your competition. Want to learn about the solutions to space shortage? Read this blog article.
1: Throw unnecessary stock out
Is it really that simple? Yes, it really is that simple. Did you know that almost 10% of the space in warehouses is often filled with stock that has absolutely no use? All this stock is just costing you a lot of money. That’s why it’s so important to start optimising your stock. Make sure that only the products that have a high throughput are replenished on time and remove products that you don’t sell or hardly sell from your warehouse. All the space you take up with unnecessary stock will only cost you unnecessary space and therefore money.
2: Be efficient with your storage solutions
You have a shortage of space but your stock is not stored with the storage solutions designed for it. Do you recognise this? Make sure that your storage is used as efficiently as possible. Buy the right components such as storage bins, drawer bins or pallet boxes and work as high as you can. This will ensure that you use as much of the space as possible. A common problem is that the right choices are not made when it comes to storage solutions. And yet the smart and efficient way to store your products can save a lot of space. So you can continue to grow in the same space as you had before.
3: Create double the space with a mezzanine floor
If rearranging and storage solutions don’t provide the solution you were hoping for, there is always another option you can consider. Having a mezzanine floor installed in the property is a very worthwhile investment. Mezzanine floors are intermediate floor constructions that create a whole new floor in your current space. In this way, you can literally double your space, since on this floor you can build further up with your warehouse stocks. The mezzanine floor is a self-supporting system so no major renovations are needed. A relatively cheap, fast and smart solution for the shortage of space.