How to Decrease Warehouse Overcrowding With an Industrial Mezzanine Floor
In the U.S., there is a notable shortage of sizable warehouses in superior condition. Although the supply is starting to catch up with demand, many older warehouses simply don't provide the ample space businesses need to function properly. Unfortunately, this can lead to warehouse overcrowding, which is a danger to workers and merchandise alike. Unorganized, overly crowded warehouses can have big implications for your business. But luckily there's a relatively easy way to make better use of your existing space: mezzanine floor systems.
The Risks of Overcrowded Warehouses
Let's first discuss the potential risks of an unorganized, overcrowded warehouse space. For one thing, this environment will make it much harder to work efficiently. Even navigating through a crowded space can prove a challenge -- and this makes operations much less efficient. Excessive clutter wastes time and money in almost every area, from employee productivity to inventory loss. It can also present a safety hazard to workers in some cases. In addition, a cramped and messy warehouse could even harm your brand. Should clients, customers, or potential new hires pay a visit to your warehouse, they might think twice about your company's ability to deliver on promises. In terms of function, safety, and perception, a crowded warehouse can be a real liability.
It might not seem like installing a new type of flooring could help, but you'd be surprised by the amount of function, safety, and visual appeal this flooring can add to your warehouse space. You don't have to build a warehouse with more square footage; you just need to make better use of it. Instead of limiting all of your operations to the ground level, a mezzanine with an industrial mezzanine floor will increase your workable space -- without any invasive construction. Because these mezzanine floors can be used in a variety of ways (from storage platforms to catwalks to office spaces to work platforms), you'll get more for your money.
And speaking of money: while 39% of flooring contractors reported sales growth in 2016, you won't have to pay an arm and a leg for these services. In fact, ResinDek industrial mezzanine flooring is much more cost-effective than other options on the market. Plus, it's more lightweight and easy to install, meaning there are fewer safety concerns or risks of delayed downtime. This means that your business will be more productive, safe, and visually appealing than ever before.
If your business is struggling to compete in a saturated market, it's possible your inefficient warehouse could be part of the problem. When you need to make better use of your space, our flooring systems can likely help. For more information, contact us today.
Posted on August 13, 2018