If you are an organization whether Profit making or Non Profit making, and you have to maintain a warehouse facility then there is much organizing and planning to be done. The warehousing and logistics in the organization has to be on the dot for it to be a favourable facility in the business. If not maintained properly a warehouse will only become a huge hassle!
Having the right employees
The very first thing that you need to be doing is to have the right employees in place for maintaining and operating the warehouse. Unless the employees with the proper knowledge and experience are employed to maintain a storage facility everything will be a mess and your business will face loses. So if you want to have a smooth storing and dispatching system in place, then you need to get the right employees in place. If your existing employees lack the knowledge then you will need to give them the necessary trainings and they will be do the job!
Proper stacking system
When storing in a warehouse the number one thing is to be able to take out the exact product or item required with much hassle. For instance each item will be tagged with a serial number as soon as they come to the warehouse. So when the particular product with a unique serial number is needed It should be brought as immediately as possible. If there are many items in storage then this will be a great difficulty. Which is why the stacking system was invented. According to the stacking system you can stack the large bubble wrap in such a way that the barcodes are easily visible and the items which came first will be in top and the latest items stacked below. You can change it as appropriate for your organization. Having stacks of the same items or similar ones will give you a knowledge of where you can find what. Or you can even have a map for the products!
Dispatching or delivery system
Then you must have a proper dispatching system in place. Whether it is automated or a manual system you should have one that is well organized. For instance, when you require a product from the warehouse whether it is going out of the warehouse for just a few minutes or going out for delivery you need to have a delivery note issued. For those taken for just a few minutes by employees or the relevant persons an loan note should be issued. This will give evidence of any items leaving the warehouse. Likewise when the items are received by the warehouse a received note should be issued with additional notes added if there were any damaged items. You can use a stretch wrap dispenser to pack together the items leaving the warehouse to the same customer. This will make tracking easy!
Conditions within the warehouse
The conditions within the warehouse should be excellent. For instance, pests like rats can totally destroy the products. So make sure that anti pests measures are taken and the warehouse kept clean at all times. Make sure that the temperature of the room is also taken into serious consideration!