Warehouse Management Blog
Manufacturing efficiency, warehouse efficiency, efficiency in production lines; as Managers, we strive to increase effiency in every facet of the business, especially in manufacturing whereby shaving even a slither of time (even by seconds or minutes) from each process, creates a knock on effect down the line and can increase overall production significantly.Read More
The lift truck is the single most dangerous vehicle in the workplace. Forklifts alone account for up to 30% of total vehicle related accidents every year.
There are numerous hazards among the operation of forklifts that can cause these accidents. One of them, forklift age, is easily avoidable by a simple policy of regular maintenance checks and accurate management of the forklift fleet. It is important that all your equipment is functioning well. The average useful life of a lift truck is 6 years, after that, lift-trucks can become dangerous for the operator and all those around it. Part of the warehouse managers role is knowing how to get the most out of their fleets entire lifespan but also when to retire and replace an ageing fleet
Forklift accidents cause somewhere between 85 and 100 fatalities worldwide each year. On top of this, on average, there are 34,900 accidents resulting in serious injury and 61,800 non-serious accidents.
So often time is the barrier to creating solutions for inefficiencies in our processes. The time taken to find a better solution and implement, can seem too large and daunting to be worth taking. The cruel irony is that those changes we don’t have time to make, would eventually save us more than the time we spend on them. Knowing that everyone needs to start somewhere, we have chosen five ways to help you think about reducing cost in your warehouse.
We previously discussed how forklifts can endanger the lives of pedestrians. Now, we'll move onto how forklifts can inflict serious damage on the surrounding product and even the warehouse itself.
Below are some examples of excessive maintenance costs incurred by forklift accidents, as well as 3 steps to avoiding such situations.
As we discussed in last week's blog, warehouse roller doors are a significant investment that shouldn't be taken lightly. In fact, it's quite the opposite - they can have a big impact on costs in the long run.
So what are all the costs that warehouse managers need to be aware of?
Your costs can be separated into 3 parts; that is, the short-term costs that are involved with procuring your doors, the ongoing costs that it will take you to maintain your doors, and the costs associated with ensuring safety.
Having industrial roller doors installed in your warehouse is a costly exercise, so you want to make sure that the roller doors you select will enhance rather than hamper operations.
To avoid incurring unnecessary costs in the long run, you must understand how the following factors can significantly impact long-term costs.
To determine what kind of roller doors you need for your warehouse, first you must look to the everyday needs of your operations.
Depending on what kind of warehouse and industrial situation you are in, you will have different requirements for your roller doors.
Choosing a rapid roller door for your warehouse is important because it is so closely tied to safety. If every opening posed a possible threat – to the safety of your staff, equipment, or goods, then you would struggle to comply with the strict OH&S standards that apply to you.