Getting your product from factory to consumer requires a middleman who knows what they are doing. The manufacturing industry depends on fast, efficient and safe logistical practices, getting products to the right place at the right time.
Like a well-tuned orchestra, every instrument needs to be performing perfectly for the whole symphony to work.
Logistics, legality, Health & Safety… just a few of the things that need to be at peak efficiency.
Luckily, we have the answer to your manufacturing storage solutions.
Making your business work
The customer is always right, especially in the age of internet reviews.
A breakdown in the system means people not getting their orders on time, which leads to unhappy clients.
Modern manufacturing storage solutions need to be flexible enough to deal with any issues that arise, whether in-house (think powercut) or on a global scale (think COVID).
A pragmatic, yet practicable, solution to even the smallest issues is often the difference between success and failure.
Manufacturing industry warehouse automation
Everything must run like clockwork, and one small hiccup in the process can bring everything to a grinding halt.
For larger manufacturers, warehouse automation is the answer.
An automated storage and retrieval system, commonly known as AS/RS, is a computer-controlled system widely used in warehouses, manufacturing units, and distribution centres.
While not suitable for every business, we can help you determine whether a motorised or non-motorised system is the right choice for you.
If it is for you, we can give you a comprehensive quote on having the system installed in your space, including material costs and even installation from our professional teams.
Health and Safety
The most important part of any system is the safety aspect.
Manufacturing industry storage solutions must include regular maintenance and repairs.
Best case scenario, a collapse of racking or shelving means a loss of inventory and a hefty clean-up bill.
Worst case, it could cost someone their life.
Overloading along with bumps and impacts from machinery are the most common cause of racking damage.
Routine and thorough inspections should be carried out, especially after any kind of collision or tremor.
That’s why we recommend our programme of maintenance and safety audits, which inspect any damage, supply new components and quickly manages the installation, minimising your downtime.
The law regarding building codes is also constantly changing, so keeping up-to-date on current codes is important.
Pallet racking consenting and compliance regulations are numerous, specific and complicated.
All manufacturing storage solutions in New Zealand require building consent, including documentation proving the components and installation both comply with the strict New Zealand Building Code.
Luckily, we offer a comprehensive consenting process, helping you navigate the application forms and documentation, walking you through each stage, explaining how it all works, what you need to do next and how much it’s going to cost.
Below are two companies that came to us for help with their manufacturing industry storage solutions.
Rheem’s warehouse contained both raw materials and finished goods, which, sometimes due to lack of capacity, ended up in the isles.
They urgently required a solution that kept the two functions separated to enable efficient workflow, ease congestion and meet their growing work demands.
The project was completed in two phases, allowing the business to function during the installation period.
Everything, from the initial design to the installation were all provided by us, with the end result seeing raw materials aisles clear and the new racking design increasing both productivity and safety at the facility.
Eden Office was looking for a reliable team with a track record of delivering projects of a similar or larger scale.
The project entailed de-installing the company’s existing racking before designing, handling consent, and installing a new manufacturing storage solution with capacity for 5,000+ pallets – and all within a set budget.
The existing pallet racking was safe and in good condition. So after inspecting the components, our team de-installed the used racking and bought it back for our second-hand stock.
This gave Eden Office both a clear site prior to installing the new pallet racking, along with money to put towards their new project.
Talk to the professionals when it comes to manufacturing industry storage solutions
Our team has the experience, technical skill and know-how to ensure your business never slows, no matter what obstacles lie in the way.
We can design, install, or disassemble entire pallet racking systems, any size, shape, or material, no matter how big your operation is.
From Health & Safety to legal compliance, we take care of everything for you, while at the same time helping you grow your sales by maximising efficiency, cutting overheads, and creating a safer work environment.
If your manufacturing business needs help with its storage and logistics, then contact us today and let’s have a chat about how we can help.
Our friendly and professional experts will be more than happy to discuss your options.
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