There are plenty of ways to streamline operations in your warehouse. From using software to more effectively keep tabs on stock and retrieve and send goods through to utilising the space you have at your disposal more effectively, there will be many ways to be more productive and less wasteful in equal measures.
When it comes to fork lift trucks, there are many ways that you can save. First off, you may find that you simply save a great deal of money by buying used fork lift trucks instead of new ones. So long as you buy them from the right companies, you are likely to find you can get trucks that are as effective as any brand new ones, but pay far less for them in the process.
However, fork lift trucks can do more than just save you money. They can also save you space. By buying used fork lift trucks that are compact such as Bendi or Flexi trucks, you are likely to be able to make any aisles in your warehouse a great deal narrower and therefore create extra storage space.
The racking itself can also be utilised more effectively to save space. Whether you choose extra deep racking or simply consider mobile racking to allow you to only access items as and when you need to, there are plenty of ways to expand a warehouse without the cost of an extension or relocation.
Making traffic move one way can also help – if you make sure only one fork lift can pass at any time, the amount of space that can be saved can be extremely vast and also remove the potential for accidents to boot.
Finally, get rid of that old stock – space is often worth far more to you than old stock and by getting rid of excess stock at low prices you may well make a great deal more in the long run.