As warehouse staff have been deemed essential during the COVID-19 disruption, many of us have continued to operate our warehouses and distribution centers, but perhaps at a slower pace. You may be asking yourself: how do we remain productive and profitable? Below are ideas that have helped customers like you who are trying to manage through the noise and take advantage of a disruptive environment.
Prepare for the future.
Is your warehouse operating to its maximum efficiency? Is your layout allowing you the best storage of product? Have you thought about best use of vertical space? What about pick-ability of products? Now is the best time to have a complete overhaul of your warehouse while there is not a lot of activity. If you’re not sure what you should do to increase the efficiency of your warehouse, have a DAK Project Manager come in to consult with you. Our team members work with you every step of the way, from design to installation, and suggest the best options for your specific business needs. When the world returns to normal and your warehouse sees a surge in activity, you can feel confident that you have the most efficient operation.
Protect your investment.
It is always smart to do routine safety inspections, but now is a great time to do an in-depth inspection and make any repairs or mass additions to your system while there is less activity in your warehouse. Check for any repairs that need to be made to your racks, add guard rails, assess handrails, and invest in safety and protection products for your racking. Column protectors, row guards, and sprinkler guards can give you peace of mind to take on day to day operations without needing to worry about accidents that can damage rack, inventory, and even endanger your warehouse staff.
Consider buying used equipment or consider leasing equipment.
We’re all in the same boat: as business has slowed down, a lot of companies are seeing a downturn in availability of capital. Maybe investing in an overhaul of your system is not fiscally possible right now, but you still have options when considering making any adjustments or additions to your system. Consider buying used equipment or leasing additional equipment for a shorter period. DAK is able to offer both of these solutions! Call us at 630-516-1115 or request a quote.
These are challenging times, and we want you to know that DAK is here to help you continue to thrive even now. The ideas above set you up for immediate and future success. Should you have questions or might benefit from a conversation with one of our seasoned project managers, reach out to us! Our office staff, warehouse staff, and project managers are here and ready to provide solutions that work now and set you up for the future.