With more than 35 years of industry experience, we have compiled 5 tips to share on how to improve warehouse efficiency by incorporating purpose ready forklifts into your operations.
1- Routinely check and maintain your primary machinery
Keeping your equipment and machinery running smoothly is key to operating a productive warehouse. A malfunctioning forklift or other damaged equipment can hold up productivity – your employees time on the job and the movement of stock out the door. Production need not stop if your forklift is out for maintenance or repair. Short or long term hire is fast, easy to order and return. We have a comprehensive warehouse fleet readily available to guarantee business continuity. Here is a list of machines for hire.
- Container Handlers
- Telescopic Handlers
- Side Loaders
- Walk Behind Forklifts
- Electric Counterbalance
- Pallet Trucks
- Ride On Reach Trucks
- Rough Terrain Forklifts
2- Maximise warehouse space
Take advantage of your facilities’ height. With modular shelfing configurations and forklift laneways, you can determine the least time from point A to point B. Using the right forklift for the job — narrow laneways give you more storage capacity.
3- Keep your staff fully trained and involved
Productivity is a three-fold combination of floor layout, machinery and people. Your employees, contractors and suppliers entering your facility need to be up-to-date in their knowledge of your operating procedures, safety policies and more importantly, qualified to operate vehicles inside your warehouse and surrounding areas. At Forklift Finder Services, we see client’s hiring the latest equipment for specific projects and involving employees to give practical feedback.
4- Keep up with technology
Utilising the latest in hardware is key towards keeping an edge over competitors, who will most certainly be attempting to do the same. While that old forklift may be a good workhorse, consider the advantages a newer model could bring to your operations. This goes for computer technology as well. There are always new versions of software coming out for financial and management operations, and becoming savvy in these types of programs could give you the technological edge you need.
5- Consider upgrading your older machinery
Trade-in your legacy forklifts for a refurbished newer model or buy new or rent for a specific project. We can guarantee we will save you time and money by finding just the right, brand, make, model, age and condition for the price you can afford.
We carry leading global brand industrial and commercial forklifts. If you have a specific model in mind then we will source it for you. Contact us today for more information.