Layout and Lighting for a Winning Warehouse
Are you looking to build or lease warehouse space? Or do you want to secure your current occupants to make sure they stay and don’t look elsewhere? Then make sure your warehouse facility is designed for optimal performance. Many factors contribute to a winning warehouse space. However, as a facility or property manager, there are some actions you can take with the layout and lighting to ensure the space is set up for efficiency and success.
It’s a given that every warehouse needs an area for receiving, dispatch, shipping and storage. However, do not overlook the most important area that many forget-a recreational area for the workers. A separate zone that contains a few comfortable chairs, tables, appliances, coffee maker, and sink will go a long way. A separate storeroom for items that are used frequently such as boxes, packing materials and packing tape is also important. Additionally, allocated office space that is self-contained will be beneficial for the warehouse. Most importantly, remember to evaluate your warehouse layout on a regular basis. While implementing improvements may cause a disturbance, the time and labor will soon pay for themselves in enhanced efficiency.
The lighting system in a warehouse is critical for operational success. Warehouse lighting systems have greatly improved over the past few years. LED energy-efficient lighting is cost effective and often comes with rebate incentives from power companies for lighting improvements. New technology has also improved lighting by including sensors for lighting areas that are triggered by movement. Improving overall lighting for reserve, pick and dock areas can help increase overall accuracy and personnel morale and decrease energy costs.
While warehouse operators work hard every day to make sure products flow efficiently in and out of their facilities, some warehouse operations are more productive than others. To achieve peak performance at your facility, call MAC today. MAC is a contractor Kansas City property and facility managers have trusted for more than 25 years. We provide facility repairs, custom cabinetry services, tenant finish services and more!