It’s annual planning time: time to sit down, roll up your sleeves, crunch the numbers, and decide how you’re going to meet next year’s strategic goals for your warehouse facility or distribution center.
For many companies, this boils down to finding ways to improve productivity. Even incremental improvements in productivity add up over the course of a year. Why not identify and implement as many productivity boosters as you can in your facility and see how far you can take next year’s production over what you were able to accomplish this year?
Here are a few suggestions to get you started:
Productivity is not the only important factor in running an efficient facility. You need to keep an eye out for safety, as well.
Of course, we care about our employees and don’t want them to get hurt. Though beyond the human element, there are solid financial reasons to make safety a priority, too.
Accidents are about the most unproductive occurrence that can happen in your facility. Not only can they cause costly damage to inventory, equipment, and human life and limb, but think about what happens to work flow when an accident takes place. That’s right — everyone stops what they are doing to assess what is happening, take steps to help, or gossip about what happened.
Putting good safety measures in place is one of the best investments you can make in your facility. Be sure to address safety from all angles: HR (training), operations (safety procedures), and the physical layout and structure of your facility.
An excellent way to improve both safety and productivity is to install one or more high-volume, low-speed (HVLS) fans in your facility. Why? Let’s count the ways:
What’s your productivity plan for the coming year? To learn how HVLS fans can help you meet your productivity goals for your facility, call VividAir at 844-GO-FAN-ME, or contact us here online.