When designing a warehouse, there are many different options that you can use to organise items. So, why choose storage bins to help organise your warehouse? Let’s first look at what makes a container a good storage bin.
A storage bin is the smallest available unit of space in a warehouse that can be used to store stock, items, and products for companies in the mining, hydraulic or mechanical industries. Also for small veterinary or medical practices or workshops where storage space is an issue.
There are many ways storage bins can help you organise your warehouse:
A storage bin can be utilised as a place holding device, which assists in keeping similar items in one area while keeping other items separate from each other, or preventing items from falling through the racking.
You can use a letter or number system with storage bins to create an effective way of organising items, making them easier to find and put away. After you have found a system that works best for your warehouse, you can then label each bin to ensure that bins are returned to their designated spots, setting an expected sort and order to your warehouse organisation. By using a system to organise the placement of each bin, a storage bin can be used as a navigational tool, helping you find an item's location in your warehouse through the number or letter system.
Storage bins are useful when you want to choose a few items or stock, as opposed to taking an entire box or pallet down, which might require more time and equipment.
The Dela Plast storage shelving combo with bins have been designed in such a way to prevent high unpractical storage. Our shelving are 1905mm high and shelves close together eliminates unused space and the need to store goods too high up. Combined with the DelaBins, goods are easy to reach and stored compactly.
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Storage Bins Can Help Organize Your Warehouse
The many different storage bin colours, options, and sizes can help you organise your warehouse based on your particular needs. The different sizes allow you to choose the appropriate bin measurements that best fit the shelving. Also, a wide variety of available bin sizes allows you to choose bins to fit the items you want to store.
Instead of using a number or letter system to label bins, you could also use colour coordination. An easy to remember, a colour-coded system allows staff to find what they need quickly, and also return items to their proper locations. This kind of system can also be more visually pleasing.
Storage Bins Allow Workers To Access Items Easily
Some warehouses place bins containing a small number of items on the easily accessible lower shelves while putting the remaining stock on the overhead racks. Storage bins help you create a well-organized and efficient system that allows workers to easily access items without the need of a ladder or lift device every single time you need to pick something. Ladders and lift devices are only required when it's time to restock the storage bins.
Overall, storage bins can be a powerful tool to create an organizationally optimised warehouse, which will save you time and money in the long run.
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At Dela Plast, our storage bins are designed to store small to medium items. The dividers ensures optimum space usage. We have options for drawer units which works effectively in parts workshops. Our shelving is designed in such a way that we use maximum storage per square, which means – no need to pay for wasted storage square space! We also have lockable cabinets with DelaBins for safe storage of small and expensive parts.