Warehouse layout and design is the foundation on which businesses operate. Creating operational efficiency from the ground up will ensure a business is set up for success.
Efficient warehouses set high-efficiency standards. These standards help the business run smoothly and creates room to adapt and modify operations as needed.
Even if a warehouse is considered to be operating efficiently, there may be room for refining and identifying opportunities for improvement, which can instantly boost performance and capabilities.
In addition to creating a more effective workflow, warehouse optimization has significant financial benefits. Often, businesses lose a substantial amount of money due to mis-ships, out-of-stocks, returns, and human error – all which can be connected to inefficient processes. These can all be avoided through optimized workflows and adjusting existing processes.
When a warehouse reaches approximately 85% capacity or a business is evaluating costs and seeking more efficiency, warehouse space planning can be the solution. The first step is to evaluate and consider the options – and that is where MHS Lift can help.
Expansion may be a consideration, but it may not be necessary. We evaluate the potential of building up.
After evaluating lift equipment and use, it may be possible to decrease aisle width by up to 50% thus gaining more space.
Picking paths and use can be analyzed to ensure the paths and process are effective or if they can be refined.
Building up and installing a mezzanine can greatly increase space and overall storage capacity.
Evaluating racking solutions is key. For instance, a change from a single-deep rack to a double-deep rack may optimize the space and make it more efficient.
For some, new and innovative technology and warehouse automation may be an optimal solution.
Our warehouse supplies and services can help optimize any warehouse, of any size, in any location. Learn more about what we offer and how these services can offer an effective warehouse design and increase overall performance and workflow efficiency.
We design and implement pallet racking and provide office and retail shelving, high-density storage systems, mobile aisle systems, and rack supported pick modules.
We provide and service all makes of loading docks, overhead doors, and fans.
Mezzanines create more space by optimizing cubic footage. Modular buildings create multifunctional, organized spaces.
We offer ergonomic solutions designed to reduce the burden on employees and safely increase efficiency.
We design, implement, and service conveyor systems for everything from small parcels to full pallets.
We help automate warehouse processes including the use of Goods to Man, End of Line Robotics, AS/RS, AGV’s and pick/pack/ship processes.