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How to Save Money in Your Warehouse

Krost Shelving and Racking has been designing shelving systems, supplying mezzanine floors, and offering lockers for sale for fifty years.

So we know warehousing.

Saving money in your warehouse might seem like a daunting task, but it’s actually not that difficult if you concentrate on making small changes in a number of different areas. Follow our money-saving tips, and you can’t go wrong!

Reduce Errors

Improving how you run your warehouse is the simplest way to reduce costs. Do this by keeping comprehensive records of errors, and making an effort to avoid them in the future. Once you have isolated the causes of certain kinds of glitches, reducing their occurrence is easy. Reward employees for good performance, too – it’s great motivation for getting the job done the right way.

Optimise Space

Using the space in your warehouse efficiently can go a long way to reducing running costs, because property costs can become very expensive very quickly. Considering your price per pallet and optimising your space by using the most ideal form of racking or shelving are both excellent ways to reduce costs.

Save Energy

Saving the environment is also good for your wallet! Use sensors or timers to make sure that lights switch off when your warehouse is not in use – this will reduce your electricity bill as well as your carbon footprint. You could also replace ordinary lightbulbs with energy-efficient ones. If this is too expensive for you, painting the inside of your warehouse white and installing new windows helps to let in more natural light, reducing daytime electricity costs.

Take a Poll

Consulting your employees on how your warehouse space is actually used can be very helpful in reducing costs. Employees – especially operations managers – often have profound insights into how your warehouse space can be used more efficiently. So sit your employees down for a nice chat and a cup of tea – sometimes taking a little time to reflect can have a significant effect on the way you run your business.

Implement a Continuous Improvement Programme

By using visual communication, process mapping, process control, and the identification and elimination of defects, warehouse inefficiencies on all levels can be eliminated, reducing costs drastically. This requires that all staff and managers are on board when it comes to the waste reduction goals of the company.

Krost Shelving and Racking specialises in designing expert shelving systems for warehouses and other industrial applications. We also offer lockers for sale. Visit our website today at www.krostshelving.com for more information.

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