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Why It’s Important to Keep Your Receiving Area Clear

When the stress of managing a busy warehouse gets to you, it is often the receiving area that suffers the most. The temptation to fill this space with excess inventory is overwhelming, and more emphasis is placed on organising areas that are constantly buzzing with activity.

At Krost Shelving and Racking, we understand warehouses, and we deliver and install in all major centres in South Africa, including Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban. Here are some reasons why having a clear receiving area could make your warehouse more efficient and your business more profitable.

It Prevents Theft

Having a clear receiving area allows putaway workers to store goods quickly. On the contrary, a cluttered receiving area can be a security risk, as goods sitting on pallets are likely to disappear, becoming difficult to trace as soon as they’ve been stolen. Keeping this area clear therefore protects your business from theft and resultant profit losses.

It Keeps Things Flowing

A warehouse functions like a series of links in a chain. If one of those links breaks, the entire operation collapses. Having a clear receiving area means that goods are processed as quickly as possible, flowing through the space smoothly and allowing more goods to be received. If you’re not sure how to go about organising your warehouse so that it works like a well-oiled machine, contact Krost Shelving in Durban City and indeed, all over South Africa, for expert advice.

It Increases Efficiency

If you can do something in a minute, why waste ten? Our goal at Krost Shelving and Racking is to make your space work for you, so that your employees can get on with the important work. Increasing efficiency always increases profitability. More products received means more products sold.

It Allows Space for (Necessary) Storage

All warehouses require some storage, but there is a difference between stowing goods away efficiently, and cluttering your space with excess inventory. Consulting an expert like Krost Shelving and Racking ensures that you are storing goods in a way that benefits your business. Wherever you are in South Africa – Durban City, Johannesburg, or Cape Town – Krost Shelving and Racking is committed to all your shelving and storage needs.