Warehousing and Storage
Using Your Warehouse Space Wisely
Key components with materials handling are warehousing and storage – the size of a warehouse, how much storage is available, and keeping track of inventory – all add to the bottom line. Problems can arise – being under- or over-stocked, not meeting consumer demands, and having too many items on the books during stock take time are just a few.
Causes can also be for various reasons – suppliers sending too much product, deleted items clogging up valuable shelf space, over ordering by overzealous product managers, or something as simple as an outdated materials handling system.
Getting the most out of your warehouse space is not hard. All it takes is a little foresight and organisation. Some ideas to take into consideration include:
• Make sure stock is organised efficiently. What are the high-turnover products? What items are important, but don’t sell as often? Is the item awkward to move, therefore should it be on a top shelf, middle or bottom?
• What sort of picking process do you use? Is it the most efficient? Barcodes are a good way to make sure all items are in the right place. Disorganised shelves are inefficient, costly and can lead to disgruntled warehouse staff.
• Maybe sequence order picking is the best way. This is where each item is streamlined so warehouse staff can pick products due to their proximity to each other instead of travelling all over the storage facility.
• Are the aisles wide enough for forklifts and trolleys to manoeuvre safely without banging into shelving?
• Is it possible to increase your warehouse capacity without compromising on ease-of-use for pickers?
Using your warehouse space efficiently will save you time, money, as well as keep staff happy.
RackID Pty Ltd
Upright labels, sometimes known as “tree” labels are primarily used in racking installations that use RF (radio frequency) scanning systems.
Signet has a compregensive range of Stretch Film and Plastic Wraps for a variety of warehousing requirements
Order Picking Applications and Conveyors for use in bulk breaking, item selection and quantity selection.
The full range of cartons for storage and/or shipping of any shape
Barcode printers for all industrial requirements, customisable for your specific business needs
Magnet Sales Australia
This handy piece of equipment hangs conveniently from forklift arms or vehicle bumpers, allowing you to ‘sweep’ contaminated areas and remove those sharp
Optimum Handling Solutions
Materials handling equipment can help decrease injury and fatigue in the workplace
Bestech Australia offer ALMEMO® data loggers and TMR-200 data acquisition system for sensor connection, data processing and device networking
Spill Station Australia
Spill Station have refined the range of safety cabinets, ensuring the manufacture and supply of only the most efficient, cost effective solutions available
Polyurethane elastomers are broadly applied- hand cast, machine dispensed and spray applications with quick setting time.
ICP Electronics Australia
Single board computers, panel PCs, LCD displays, power supplies and more manufactured for use in tough, industrial conditions.
Lifting loads just got easier with Vector's full range of practical and versatile cranes and hoists,
FLIR Systems Australia
Thermal imagers for automotive night vision systems, using high performance technology
Kennards Hire Lift and Shift provide a range of lifting machinery and equipment for temporary use in loading, unloading and moving heavy goods and cargo
Signet's range of cartons, bubble wrap and void fill are suitable for protecting and safely cushioning goods during shipment
Intelligent in design, fully and semi-customised enclosures and racks from Soanar delivers hard wearing protection and storage.
Barcode scanners for commercial and industrial OEM, logistics and automation applications
SciTech stock the best selection of superior digital imaging solutions including digital cameras for the scientific and industrial sectors.
Colby racks and shelving are suitable for businesses of all sizes. They meet all relevant Australian Standards.
Pheonix Lifting have an broad range of cranes to suit most lifting needs.
RackID provides a turnkey solution for the implementation of warehouse identification systems, location labels, signage and related services. Whether you just need the supply of high-quality labelling or the installation of a variety of identification ...
Hylec Controls specialise in material, dynamic and multi channel testing equipment, servo-actuators and systems, electric and hydraulic shakers, package testing, environmental chambers and production leak testing.
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FLIR Systems is the world leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of thermal imaging systems for a wide variety of commercial, industrial and government applications. Today FLIR employs more than 3,000 people and realizes a consolidated annual ...
Prolift Solutions Pty Ltd market a comprehensive range of materials handling and lifting equipment. Their range includes Jib Cranes, Gantry Cranes, Monorail Cranes, Hoists and Winches, Forklift Attachments.
Metromatics manufacture and provide a range of Sunlight Readable and Industrial LCDs, Single Board Computers, Panel PC, Avionics Cards, Data Acquisition Systems, Telemetry Equipment, Automatic Test Equipment, Pressure Sensors, Force Transducers, Accelerometers, ...
Owned and operated by Industrial chemists Era Polymers have been manufacturing polyurethanes since 1986. Over 3 decades they have accumulated a wealth of experience in the polyurethane industry and are recognised leaders in the global polyurethane ...
Allplastics Engineering specialise in architectural plastic materials, with over thirty years experience in the machining of plastics. Allplastics Engineering provides building, industrial and architectural plastic rod, sheet and tube as well as cutting ...
Backplane Systems is a supplier of high integrity industrial computer hardware. Their extensive range includes Single Board Computers (SBCs), PC/104 Modules, Industrial Keyboards and Keypads, Panel PCs and 19” Rackmount Enclosures and Chassis. ...
Gamma Solutions offers advanced mobile data collection solutions. They provide printers, barcode systems, portable terminals, scanners, wireless networks, RFID systems and implementation services.
1300 Inflate supplies inflatable blast booths, workshops and temporary portable shelters for industry, as well as a huge range of pipe plugs and duct and vent stoppers. Their custom designed solutions will find a cost effective solution wherever an ...
Compressed Air Australia offers high quality, energy-conserving solutions that solve problems in industrial plants. Compressed Air is a leading distributor of: EXAIR compressed air products that blow off, vacuum, cool, vent, dry, convey and neutralise ...
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