The warehouse can be an expensive part of your business if you aren’t careful. Warehouse managers and business owners keep a close eye on the expenses of a warehouse and are always eager to find ways to cut costs. It’s a smart idea, too, because the more you control you warehouse expenses the more profits you’ll see in the bottom line. You can’t be too cheap with your warehouse, though, or else you could end up doing more harm than good. There are a lot of ways that you can save on your warehouse equipment without putting your team or your inventory in harm’s way.
Smart Ways to Save on Warehouse Equipment
Buy warehouse equipment second hand.
A lot of warehouses will eventually upgrade or change out their existing equipment for a newer model. Often times, this older equipment is still in perfectly serviceable condition. DAK Equipment & Engineering works with many warehouses across the United States on their equipment upgrades and helps them sell their pre-owned warehouse equipment to others. We make sure that this equipment is safe, in working order and ready for its new home in your warehouse. Optimize what you have already.
Optimize what you have already.
You might only think you need new equipment when instead what you really need is to optimize what you already have. You may just need to rearrange your gravity flow racks to give you better picking access or reconfigure your pallet rack shelving in order to give you more room for inventory. Working with experienced warehouse optimizing consultants can help you optimize your existing equipment and give you the space or efficiency you were looking for.
Invest in quality equipment.
More expensive doesn’t always mean it’s better equipment, but the cheapest option probably isn’t the best option, either. Invest in quality warehouse equipment that has a good reputation within the industry for durability and reliability. Talk to other warehouse managers about what they recommend or talk to our experienced project managers. You might end up paying a little more upfront, but you won’t have to deal with the cost of repairing or replacing your equipment nearly as often.
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Beware Some Cost-Saving Measures
If it seems to good to be true…
…It probably is. You’ve heard the saying before and it applies to warehouse equipment as well. Don’t fall for money-saving schemes that seem too good to be true. You’ll likely end up with warehouse equipment that’s faulty, worthless, and could even potentially be a risk for the health and safety of your team.
Prioritize safety over savings.
Safety should come first in your warehouse. While you want to save money, it shouldn’t be done at the expense of safety. Make sure your team has the equipment and training they need to make their jobs as safe as possible. The warehouse environment can be a dangerous one without it, and that could end up costing you way more than just money.
Listen to your team’s needs.
Talk to your team about what equipment they feel they need. While you aren’t under any obligation to take their advice, they often know best about what’s needed out on the floor. Listening to them will make them feel more invested in the warehouse and the equipment that you do purchase, too.
Looking for great warehouse equipment that’s not going to cost you a fortune? DAK Equipment & Engineering can help. Get in touch with our project managers to discuss the needs of your warehouse and discover the right solution.