Warehouses across the country have been dealing with the kickback of inefficient supply chains and growing online pressures for the better part of two years. To tackle this issue head-on, one manual handling expert is suggesting that many inefficiencies could be reduced by using the right equipment.
Midland Pallet Trucks, a UK-based supplier of pallet trucks, manual stacker trucks and lift tables is one of the largest distributors of top quality manual handling equipment used by warehouse managers up and down the UK. Their range of equipment is targeted at making warehouse work easier, quicker, and more efficient, but the pallet truck provider suggests that more warehouse managers need to take advantage of the benefits that come with using the correct equipment for the job.
The supply chain bottlenecks, and labour shortages are a serious issue, but warehouse managers may be better off spending their time focussing on the inefficiencies they control within the four walls of their warehouse. Improving things like order picking, inventory management and task optimisation can produce better productivity and throughput, which will have the knock-on effect of easing some supply chain concerns.
Phil Chesworth, Managing Director of Midland Pallet Trucks says, “It’s easy to get swept up in all of the issues that are hitting the logistics and warehousing sector that many warehouse managers are ignoring the problems that are within their control. There’s not much we can do about the lack of warehouse workers, or international supply chains, but we can take control of how things are managed within our own warehouses.”
By using a range of high-quality and effective equipment, warehouse managers can maximise staff productivity, organise their warehouse, and manage stock easily.
Alongside updated technology to improve accuracy and effective recruitment strategies, choosing the right equipment may be one of the key methods that warehouse managers can employ to improve the state of the warehousing industry, one warehouse at a time.
To find out more about the wide range of lift equipment available from Midland Pallet Trucks, visit https://www.midlandpallettrucks.com/