A more organised warehouse can hold more inventory, move items more quickly, and experience fewer accidents. This article examines how warehouse managers can save money on picking, packing, and handling operations by reusing plastic storage containers.
Space Effectiveness Stack-nest crates have sides that taper to facilitate nesting, whereas plastic storage containers with vertical sides have a larger interior volume. Users can create space-saving storage and distribution configurations due to their modular design. Plastic containers are more durable and uniform than cardboard boxes, making them ideal for block stacking multiple pallet loads. In many cases, this can free up a substantial amount of space that can be used for additional storage. Plastic pallet boxes are unbeatable in terms of space efficiency, durability, and longevity.
Picking at Rapid Rates of Speed The efficiency of order picking depends on easily identified and located items. The labelling on the pallet or container must be legible and easily identifiable. In many industries, adhesive labels are commonly used to identify contents and final destinations clearly; however, their removal frequently leaves behind unsightly sticky residue. Particular Euro containers are designed with textured areas to facilitate the removal of temporary labels in a clean manner. Accessories and fixings, for instance, can be quickly retrieved from bins with an open tops. They are designed to hang from the louvred panels at the ends of pallet racks, and their contents should correspond to the products stored in the adjacent storage bay. Dollies with wheels are more manoeuvrable and faster than pallet and pump trucks. With a dolly handle, users can load dollies higher because pulling a load eliminates the need to look over the top of the dolly.
Enhance Safety Procedures. More than a third of all injuries lasting more than three days are caused by manual handling. If possible, utilise trays and containers with ergonomically shaped and positioned hand-holds that make lifting, carrying, and lowering swift, simple, and safe. Staff should still observe standard precautions against stress, fatigue, and injury when engaging in manual handling. Dollies on wheels eliminate the need to lift and transport heavy containers manually. To prevent accidents, a handle can be attached to a dolly so that the user can pull it (rather than push it). This will allow the user to examine the aisle before continuing. Large quantities of cardboard dust can be produced, causing respiratory issues for workers and increasing the cost of equipment maintenance. Plastic storage containers keep the workplace organised and risk-free. Plastic pallets and pallet boxes are safer than their wooden counterparts because their rounded corners can absorb the impact of a forklift. This reduces the likelihood that they will fall off the shelves in the event of a knock.
Use fewer boxes to reduce packing time and avoid unnecessary handling. Transporting goods to a central marshalling area where they can be packed consumes considerable time in many warehouses. When goods are ready to be shipped, they are chosen, loaded onto a pallet, transported to the packing area, and packed into cardboard boxes. Pallet turntables require several square metres of warehouse space, and cardboard box construction is time-consuming. Also, it is possible to avoid repacking during the picking process by placing items directly into reusable plastic stacking boxes. The containers interlock when stacked, eliminating the need for multiple bands or turns of stretch wrap to secure a pallet load (the base is recessed by about 1cm to locate snugly into the top rim of the container below). The bottom layer of containers is held in place by a raised edge found on most plastic pallets. With this and a pallet cover, neither banding nor stretch wrap will be required to secure the top layer. In addition to protecting goods from dust and precipitation, pallet covers and container lids protect goods from dust and rain. Most businesses that use reusable plastic containers save money by reducing the time spent packing, the number of consumables used (such as adhesive tape, banding, and stretch wrap), and the size of the packing area. DPCs, or distribution picking containers, offer the security of a sealed container and the convenience of detachable lids for order picking. With a drop door and an attached lid, these crates can be used for both shipping and picking. Consequently, the time required to transfer items from their transport containers to picking bins or shelves is reduced.
Ensure Compatibility with Existing Handling Equipment. The demand for increasingly complex and well-oiled supply chains has resulted in the developing of a vast selection of products. KLT containers and heavy-duty plastic pallets are fully compatible with the most advanced automated filling, weighing, scanning, and handling equipment. When selecting a container, you should consider any future handling equipment purchases.
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