And although spring cleaning is generally a theory used in homes and yards, spring cleaning can also bring life back to your business. Organizing your space efficiently can allow you to have what you need where you need it, and find it when you need it. Time wasters such as pickers walking up and down isles in search of products can suck the life out of your warehouse operations. In fact, order picking can be the most labor-intensive activity in a warehouse. Fortunately, better organization can be accomplished with planning and a reasonable investment.
Quick order picking requires quick locating. Accurate labeling and zoning of the warehouse racks reduces time spent looking for products. Racks should be clearly labeled with durable, long-lasting labels. Bins can be marked with labels and organized in a color-coded manner, while still allowing the flexibility to relocate or move the product bins when necessary.