A few years ago, wearable tech became a big deal. Devices like the Apple Watch were launched, giving us more ways to access technology other than through our mobile phones. One of the most popular devices to come out of the wearable technology boom was the FitBit. This small, rubberized bracelet does things like count how many steps you were getting in a day, monitor your heart rate, and even chart your sleeping patterns. Suddenly everyone who owned one was obsessed with getting in the recommended 10,000 steps a day. Anyone who worked around pallet racking systems is probably hitting that goal easily!
Is That a Good Thing?
Well, it depends. While hitting your 10,000 steps a day is great for things like your cardiovascular health and weight loss, it might not be great for the health of your warehouse. That’s because how many steps your team takes each day is an indication of how efficiently they are moving throughout the warehouse. The fewer steps they have to take, the quicker they are getting orders out the door and to your customers. Of course, even in a moderately sized warehouse, 10,000 steps a day probably isn’t out of the question!
Monitor Those Steps at Work
While you don’t actually need your team to count their steps while on the job, it’s something to think about when it comes to maximizing efficiency. Could you be arranging your pallet racking systems in a better layout for productivity? Would a conveyor be more efficient to move products back and forth? Small investments and changes could result in greater productivity for your warehouse.
DAK Can Help Make a Plan
Our warehouse layout team can help make sure you have a warehouse layout that maximizes on your space and your manpower. Let us review your setup and give you some ideas to help make things run smoother! Don’t worry…if your team isn’t getting their steps in on the job, you can always organize a walking club at lunch!