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LEAN Storage for Warehouses, Distribution Centers, and Manufacturing Facilities

Times are changing and everyone is talking about the need to consolidate costs and how to do more with less. Industrial warehouses, distribution centers, and manufacturing plants must evolve to maintain leadership over the competition. But how exactly can you make a significant impact on your storage facility that will produce meaningful results while still saving money? Southwest Solutions Group’s warehouse storage experts can help guide you along throughout the process of designing, planning, and implementing LEAN manufacturing initiatives in your warehouse storage area that will help you do more with less. We will let you know ways to improve your warehouse facility and provide you with equipment solutions that will help you make those improvements.

Factors to Consider When Creating LEAN Manufacturing and Warehouse Storage Spaces

  1. Adaptability for Current and Future Needs: When making changes to your warehouse center storage area, it is helpful to have an understanding of where you want your business to be in the future. For long term value, your warehouse space needs to be adaptable enough to meet your needs now and into the future.
  2. Functional Layout and Space Configuration: Your warehouse and manufacturing storage space needs to be optimized for all possible uses while your layout will need to maximize the use of available floor space.
  3. Safety and Comfort for Employees: Providing a safer ergonomic working environment offers one of the best long-term solutions to managing operational costs such as worker’s compensation and lost worker productivity.
  4. Sustainable Technologies and Practices: Manufacturers implementing sustainability initiatives now are better prepared to surpass the competition, meet and exceed regulatory requirements, and reap the rewards of being recognized as a premium brand by consumers. The success of a sustainable program depends on a smart investment in machines that increase worker safety, require less floor space, and deliver maximum return on investment.

Equipment Solutions for LEAN Warehouse Storage

Kardex Remstar Vertical Lift Modules (VLM) and Spacesaver® ActivRAC™ Pallet Racks on Tracks can help you meet these goals and create a LEAN warehouse storage area.

The KardexRemstar (VLM) is an enclosed storage system that consists of vertically arranged trays, an ergonomically designed extraction platform, computerized controls, and inventory management software. The Kardex Remstar VLM will adapt to your specific needs now and in the future because of its easy modular design. Because the Kardex Shuttles extend vertically, they maximize space by converting unused overhead space into productive storage space. Also, all the parts requested from the Vertical Lift are delivered directly to the user at an ergonomic workstation.

The Spacesaver ActivRAC System is pallet racks that are mounted on specially designed carriage structures with wheels that roll back and forth on floor tracks; basically, they are racks on tracks. Spacesaver Pallet Racks on Tracks maximize your warehouse storage area by increasing your storage capacity in half the floor space. Because they conserve so much floor space, you can reduce or eliminate new building construction costs, auxiliary warehouses, building expansions, and decrease operational costs like lighting, heat, air conditioning, and insurance.

If you want more information on LEAN manufacturing warehouse storage ideas, Kardex Remstar Vertical Lift Modules (VLM), or Spacesaver® ActivRAC™ Pallet Racks on Tracks, feel free to call us today at 1-800-803-1083 or send us an email.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous

    Organizing your warehouse in a way that allows enough space for storing goods is important. More goods can be stored in this manner and it allows easy accessibility of goods stored.

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    Anonymous

    All four major points for the lean manufacturing and warehousing storage system plays a major role in forming the strategy. Without proper planning for the future any change will not yield profit irrespective of the cost involved in renovation.

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    Anonymous

    I agree, considering all these factors will help in efficiently organizing warehouse storage. Thanks for sharing an informative post.

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    Anonymous

    Usage of sustainable technologies and practices plays important role optimizing the business. It keep on running the business with the accurate speed needed to run the warehouse efficiently

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    Anonymous

    The spacesaver ActiveRAC system pallet racks is good options for those warehousing companies who don't have enough space area to place components.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous

    Lean manufacturer and warehousing storage  plays an important role in forming the different strategy. Without proper planning for the future any change will not yield profit irrespective of the cost involved in renovation.

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    Anonymous

    Space management and space planning are very crucial especially to the kind of business that we are in – storage business. This is very important if you are faced with expensive space, especially in areas like the Sydney CBD. There is always a pressing need to maximize storage space and reduce wastage. This is what I always tell my co-workers and top management that we need to re-look into the current practice, and find ways to improve. If there is an area where we can improve to maximize space – be it software, or just the management of space, then we proceed to work on it. If there is storage space that we could not help but is not maximized, we engage a third party to find a client to match that space. For a minimal fee, the storage space is occupied, and we still earn from it. This is what I call, revenue management.

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    Anonymous

    When organizing warehouses, you must also think about improving efficiency of the workers and reducing errors.  Using warehouse rack systems is a great way to begin this process.  You can simply organize and label all of your parts or products and throw them in a container on a shelf and A) improve efficiency and speed and B) free up space in the warehouse for additional items to be stored.  If you don't have an organized warehouse, it will lead to chaos and multiple errors.  All of these errors are costly and the time spent solving the issues costs money as well.  Get it right the first time by being properly organized.

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    Organizing storage area is not just for the benefit of the company but also for the safety of the employees. Without organization, accidents or injuries are just a step away and if it happens, then that would be an additional cost for the company.

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    Anonymous

    Warehousing nowadays becomes relevant. It is vital to have efficient warehousing for a better profit.

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    Anonymous

    This is great, I agree with this article.

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    Anonymous

    Having an organized warehouse is important because it will help improve production and keep employees safe.  You should evaluate your warehouse as to what storage solution is the best fit.  You should also use the LEAN method as you pointed out.

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    Anonymous

    There are many innovative storage units offering  a variety of solutions for an automated warehouse.They provide facilities like conveying systems, parking systems & self storage systems. It helps in  enhancing storage and distribution without breaking the budget.

  • Service should be made as top priority in every single retail sector including storage facility. Consumers need to know that they are receiving top-notch quality service especially when they entrust us with their precious belongings. This also means that safety and security should be next in our list to provide the most trusted and professional amenities.

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    Anonymous

    Combining the right safety measures with the right equipment is a great way to ensure that your warehouse runs as smoothly as possible. When you have this infrastructure in place, it’s just a matter of training your employees to utilize it effectively. You can work with a local <a href="www.greystoneequipment.com/">pallet rack supplier</a> who will come out to your location to provide insight into the proper organization and setup of a pallet rack system.