Clever organisation is the key to the smooth running of your warehouse, and the storage and shelving you choose will make a big difference to the overall efficiency of the operation.
Wire shelving units allow a great deal of flexibility. They are strong but they are also easy to adjust and adapt. There is also the huge benefit that because there are no solid shelves, the scope for dust to gather is minimal so the amount of cleaning required is reduced. Most things can be stored on wire shelves so they are a great choice for many businesses, and they can also be ‘accessorised’ with labels.
If you don’t have a lot of space, consider mobile shelving which is designed especially for smaller spaces as it occupies a smaller footprint. As you might expect, they are not fixed so can be moved around to access different areas, so you can squeeze more storage into the same space.
If you need shelving to store heavy loads, look into metal clip shelving, either open or closed clips. The clip design means they are easy to assemble, and disassemble when no longer in use, so they are a good option for those looking for a temporary solution. The modular design means you can add extra shelves into the uprights as you need.
Perhaps the most industrial looking shelving is rivet shelving, which is made from a frame of solid steel that holds shelves of metal, wood or wire. It is easy to install and is very economical but it doesn’t have the aesthetic appeal of some other options. It isn’t as versatile as other options, partly because of its weight.
For more detail on the different types of shelving available, see the guide from Murray MH or speak to a specialist firm that can provide garage shelving from options including https://www.garage-shelving.co.uk.
Seek advice from specialist firms who can provide industrial shelving UK wide and have experience of working with lots of different businesses. Consider whether it is important that they have experience in your sector or a variety of different industries.
Once you’ve found something that suits the warehouse, it’s time to organise the other space around your business, like the offices! It can improve efficiency across the company.