With the new year comes fresh starts, new innovations and renewed commitments to improve your workflow. If your business is currently looking for warehousing solutions, then look no further. NHFS is here to help you make your warehousing strategy safe and secure, with ten resolutions to abide by to improve your company’s warehousing practices in 2020.
Keep reading the blog to discover 10 of the best ways to stock and look after your prized materials and warehouse inventory in the new year ahead.
While cheaper storage options may be more financially appealing, they may not rest easy on your conscience. Try and use a warehouse provider who has experience in round-the-clock security.
Keeping your inventory staff fully-trained and educated is essential for preventing problems: try and ensure they have more than just the bare minimum of training specifications.
For safety and efficiency reasons, ensure that you have dedicated time and help to clean and tidy your warehouse. Hazardous items can slow down your efficiency, not to mention being incredibly problematic for your staff.
Why not make your cleaning schedule part of your safety checks? The rapidity of your workflow should never take priority over your safety practices. Ensuring there are no hazards blocking your staff or stock, for example, could fall into both a safety check and cleaning routine.
As well as all your obligatory safety checks, it’s helpful to ensure all staff are keeping to basic safety practices, such as not mucking about on-site.
Placing extra levels of security checks on your company’s most expensive items could be a good way of keeping extra precautions on your most valued stock.
While this is commonplace in many warehouses, this helps to ensure that your company has all the absolute basics when it comes to planning and scheduling every part of the process.
How are your competitors organising their stock? Is it making them much efficient with how they operate? Some industry warehouse research might not go amiss.
Your warehouse might actually need a reorganise during high-demand seasons. If this the case, be sure to make a note of this season and how to prepare well in advance.
If your warehouse is a little behind the times when it comes to technology, now could be the time to invest for the new year. Computer systems and motorised technology could make your operations much slicker and accurate.
If you have customers who order more stock than others, then move them to a more prime position within the warehouse. You’ll find it much more effective to move their frequent orders closer to your delivery trucks.
If you need more effective warehousing solutions, then do not hesitate to contact us. Improving your warehouse efficiency for the new year is a great way to optimise your day-to-day functionality. It could help you to shift more stock and delivery a more premium-level service to your customers.