Storage is storage is storage – right? Wrong. How effectively your premises operate can be heavily impacted by the storage that you choose and the way that you use the space available. Changing storage arrangements, or introducing new ways to organise existing requirements can drastically improve, not just productivity, but also the experience that everyone in the building has of the space they are in. Vertical storage is a great option where an upgrade is required. It can completely alter the use of space and considerably improve efficiency. These are the top five benefits of using vertical storage.
1. Improving the ergonomics of the space
Ergonomics is essentially the process of designing a working environment around the needs of the people operating within it. Storage has a big role to play in ergonomics, as it’s likely employees will regularly need to access whatever is being stored, be that products or files. Vertical storage has a lot to contribute ergonomically. It can help to make more sense of the space available, introducing mechanisms and order to reduce lifting and reaching and help to make the contents of storage equipment easier to access.
2. Freeing up available space
This is probably the most obvious benefit of vertical storage – the more space you use vertically, the more you can free up horizontally. Instead of inefficient use of space that may require additional spend on bigger premises, vertical storage enables any business to find more room, whether that’s space for staff or revenue generating activities.
3. Improving accuracy
Specialised vertical storage can help to improve the way that inventory is managed, particularly when it comes to accuracy. Advanced software and controllers make this part of inventory management much more efficient.
4. Increasing security within the business
Modern vertical storage units have many functions and one of these may be to better protect whatever is being stored. There are options for introducing accountability so it’s possible to get a clear overview of everyone who has had access. An element of access control is very simple to implement. Passwords etc can be used to ensure that only those who should have access to what is being stored do so. Although vertical storage systems are not impenetrable they can considerably enhance existing security measures, which is especially important given recent increases in data protection requirements.
5. Operational efficiency
Vertical storage makes access easy and helps to reduce the time it takes anyone to find what they are looking for. There are no distractions and no frustrations – it’s easy to find what is required without the need to spend hours looking or seek help on how to locate it. This has the potential to introduce some significant productivity gains for the business, especially when storage is in frequent use. Basic training can ensure that staff are efficient in tracking down what they need so that they can move swiftly on to the next task.
These are just some of the benefits that vertical storage has to offer to any business. If you’d like to discuss the storage requirements your enterprise has please get in touch with Randex today on 0208 492 7717.