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How to Maintain Warehouse Facilities

  • Workplace safety plays a significant role in successful warehouse management strategies, but what are you doing to protect your physical warehouse facility from unnecessary wear, tear, and damage? When your warehouse building and equipment don't function as they should, the downtime can directly impact your bottom line. Consider these strategies to help avoid costly repairs to the property or replacing equipment. Don't Skip Regular Maintenance The best way to avoid the cost and downtime that comes with emergency maintenance is…

    Seasonal Warehouse Maintenance and Cleaning Guide

  • When it comes to creating a maintenance plan that works for your warehouse, it’s a good idea to have a two-prong approach: Consider implementing strategies that address ongoing preventive maintenance on a seasonal basis and emergency maintenance. It’s no secret that consistently handling repairs, cleanliness, and safety guideline updates improve productivity, saves on overall costs, and avoids unnecessary downtime. If you’re looking for a way to optimize warehouse processes this spring, our professionals have some insight to share on seasonal…

    Retail Warehouse Tips

  • There’s no corner of retail that doesn’t need warehouse space to run efficiently, and that’s especially true for those businesses that do any eCommerce business. Managing a retail warehouse is tricky without the right systems and processes in place and then tweaking these to make them as efficient as possible.  Retail Warehouse Challenges The first step to understanding how to address challenges is identifying the most common issues encountered in retail warehouses. The biggest of these challenges is lack of…

    A Guide to Warehouse Management

  • Warehouse management systems are the tech tool that creates the backbone for any successful warehouse, but there’s more to management than software. The practice of warehouse management takes into account a long list of protocols and procedures that help things run smoothly and keeps employees safe. Finding efficiency means drilling down on the different areas of the warehouse to tweak processes in each department. Picking: Could you benefit from shifting your picking style? How is the fleet of equipment you…

    Warehouse Pest Control Tips

  • The weather is warming up, the eCommerce business is booming, and warehouses are bigger than ever. This means that property owners and managers need to do everything they can to avoid pest and rodent infestations in their warehouses. This is especially important for food and beverage facilities as they face strict compliance guidelines. An infestation isn’t just unsightly and unhygienic. Pests and rodents can also destroy inventory, carry disease, and cause costly work delays because of the downtime required for…

    Warehouse Sustainability: Why It Matters

  • Now more than ever, there’s a growing call to action for organizations to focus on environmental and social standards. These standards don’t just keep the world around us cleaner and greener, but it also helps to improve a business’ profits by improving efficiency, productivity, and its reputation for having a responsible business model. While much of the focus is on transportation when it comes to creating a sustainable supply chain, that’s not where the biggest impact is made: “Buildings account…

    The Basics to Forklift Maintenance

  • Forklifts are expensive, complex warehouse equipment and an integral part of your facility’s daily operations. When they break down, you can find yourself facing costly repairs or even having to replace the equipment. With the right forklift maintenance strategy in place you can protect your investment, and more importantly, keep employees safe.   Perform Daily Checks Inspections should be performed on forklifts at the beginning of each workday and/or each shift, without fail. Not only is this daily check an…

    Warehouse Spring Cleaning & Maintenance

  • The turn of each season is a good milestone for facility managers to mark maintenance and deep-cleaning of their warehouse, especially during the spring season. It’s no secret that regularly addressing repairs, cleanliness, and safety guideline updates improves productivity, saves on overall costs, and avoids unnecessary downtime. Nows the time for some warehouse spring cleaning so let's get started.    Make A Plan Before you get started, block off a chunk of time when your warehouse isn’t being used or…
    Keep Your Warehouse Safe

    How to Keep Your Warehouse Safe and Healthy

  • Slowing down warehouse productivity is a problem at any time, but that’s especially true as the world faces the coronavirus pandemic. It’s time to take a closer look at how to optimize processes in every corner of your facility to make it a workplace that prioritizes health and safety.  Receiving While experts still aren’t fully certain if COVID-19 can spread through packaging, there is data that suggests it could remain on cardboard for up to a day, and plastic and…

    Food & Beverage Warehousing Tips

  • While it can be tempting to cut corners when keeping food & beverage warehouses clean, efficient, and safe, this could lead to some important -- and impactful -- outcomes. The CDC estimates that 48 million people in the US fall victim to foodborne illness, and without the right approach, these illnesses could begin at the warehouse.  Food and beverage warehouse managers and employees need to stay up to date on best practices and trends in order to mitigate the risk…

    Warehouse Maintenance Tips

  • Warehouse Maintenance Tips. Keeping your warehouse safe and running smoothly means committing to a proper maintenance schedule. Clean, well-maintained warehouses offer employees an environment that mitigates the risk of serious accidents. It also helps the organization’s bottom line by promoting productivity. When it comes to creating a maintenance plan that works for your warehouse, it’s a good idea to have a two-prong approach: Consider implementing strategies that address ongoing preventive maintenance as well as emergency maintenance.    Preventive Maintenance If…

    Warehouse Trends to Watch in 2020

  • Warehouse Trends 2020. As you wrap up the 2019 business year, it’s important to take a closer look at which strategies have helped to optimize your warehouse -- and which haven’t helped at all. If you’re not seeing the progress you’d hoped for at the beginning of the year, it may be time to leverage some emerging trends in the industry. Here’s what you need to know to stay ahead of the curve. Tapping into warehouse tech Is your warehouse…

    Keep Your Warehouse Safe During the Holiday Shipping Season

  • Holiday Shipping Season. New research shows that fatigued employees cost employers around $136 billion a year due to absenteeism, health-related costs, and lost productivity -- to the tune of more than $3000 per employee. As we head into the holiday shopping season and warehouse activity is poised to heat up for the busiest time of the year, it’s important to understand how you can optimize your warehouse management strategy to keep employees safe and costs under control. Warehouses see their…

    Warehouse Dock Design Best Practices

  • Warehouse Dock Design. Believe it or not, holiday shopping (and shipping!) season is right around the corner. You may have your inventory management down pat and a good handle on your materials handling, but if your loading dock isn’t optimized your whole supply chain could suffer. Whether you’re building a new warehouse or taking a closer look at what you currently have it’s important to focus on some factors that could make or break your design -- including elements like…

    Is Your Warehouse Wasting Money?

  • Is Your Warehouse Wasting Money? How many people in a single supply chain depend on your warehouse management, including your own organization? When it comes to growing margins and optimizing logistics, it’s crucial to look at areas where your warehouse could be improving efficiency and cutting costs -- a win-win for everyone. Outdated and costly practices within your warehouse mean your customers don’t get their product as quickly. This could be a profit-buster in the age of lightning-fast delivery from…

    Forklift Maintenance Best Practices and Tips and Tricks

  • Forklift Maintenance Best Practices Forklift Maintenance Best Practices. There’s no doubt that warehouse management strategies come in all shapes and sizes, but one thing that’s universal is a comprehensive approach to equipment maintenance -- and that’s non-negotiable. Of all the equipment used in a manufacturing facility or warehouse on a daily basis, the forklift is probably the one that is depended on the most to keep things flowing and moving efficiently and safely. Think about this: What would happen to…
    Need to Ventilate Your Warehouse?

    Why Do You Need to Ventilate Your Warehouse?

  • Need to Ventilate Your Warehouse? Need to Ventilate Your Warehouse?. In addition to employee safety, proper storage, and loss prevention, you have a number of other concerns when you’re operating a warehouse. How can proper ventilation help with those concerns? And why are HVLS (High Volume Low Speed) fans — like the MacroAir HVLS fans from Benco Industrial Equipment — the right tool for the job? We’ve got the answers (and the gear) you need. (more…)
    Achieving Proper Weight Distribution

    Achieving Proper Weight Distribution

  • Achieving Proper Weight Distribution Achieving Proper Weight Distribution. When you walk through your warehouse, are you filled with confidence, or with dread? If you’ve planned and designed your warehouse shelving properly, you can be confident that you’re maximizing every square inch and cubic foot available to you. But if your racking and shelves have been kludged together, they may be sagging under the weight of your product — literally. Getting weight distribution right will help you prevent injuries and lost…
    NEED a Bigger Warehouse?

    Do You NEED a Bigger Warehouse? Questions to Ask Before Moving

  • NEED a Bigger Warehouse? NEED a Bigger Warehouse?. Let’s face it: You don’t want to invest in a bigger warehouse. It’s a large expense, with a lot of time-consuming research beforehand, and a lot of costly moving and reorganization once you figure out where you’re going. Now, if the move is necessary for your business, then there’s no two ways about it: Get moving. But before you shift gears into moving mode, take some time to ensure that you’re making…
    Improve Your Warehouse Space Utilization

    7 Ways to Improve Your Warehouse Space Utilization

  • Improve Your Warehouse Space Utilization Improve Your Warehouse Space Utilization. There are as many “words of wisdom” on how to layout a warehouse as there are warehouses. It shouldn’t come as a surprise. Maintaining a warehouse is a significant expense. And the consequences for laying out your warehouse improperly are steep. You lose time and money on each order, which adds up fast. And if you run out of space and need to look for more warehouse space, that’s a…
    MacroAir Fans Can Improve Warehouse Ventilation

    How HVLS MacroAir Fans Can Improve Warehouse Ventilation

  • MacroAir Fans Can Improve Warehouse Ventilation MacroAir Fans Can Improve Warehouse Ventilation. Warehouse operators understand the importance of ventilation. Machines get hot, dust can damage the equipment and workers need comfort. For many, an HVLS MacroAir fan is a prime choice. Whether a warehouse is enclosed in metal or concrete tile-ups, it’ll get hot eventually. Today’s warehouse owners, facility managers and workers are constantly searching for top-quality cooling methods. Below, we’re covering the great ventilation benefits HVLS MacroAir fans provide. The…
    Choose Docks and Doors that Fit Your Warehouse Needs

    Choose Docks and Doors that Fit Your Warehouse Needs

  • Choose Docks and Doors that Fit Your Warehouse Needs Choose Docks and Doors that Fit Your Warehouse Needs. Designing and building a warehouse means accounting for every practical function your workforce will undertake. You’ll need to think in terms of maximum space efficiency because that has a direct link to profitability. The type of loading docks and doors will need to mesh with the type of shipping and delivery vehicles you expect. You may also find a few customers with…