Running and maintaining a successful business means keeping track of documents, equipment and technology. When it comes to keeping things organized by storing some of those essentials, businesses have a plethora of options, all of which have their own perks and disadvantages. Let’s take a look at a few of the different ways you can choose to keep your business belongings secure.
If you don’t have that luxury and are looking to find other ways to keep your items in a warehouse setting, many are available for leasing. According to Missouri-based Storage Mart, the average cost to lease warehouse space ranges from $4-$7 per square foot. Cerasis, a Minnesota logistics company, recently laid out some of the benefits of a warehouse storage system. Check out some of the highlights below:
- Boosts Efficiency and Productivity of Workers: Similar to equipment improvements, a warehouse management system can have significant benefits for workers. For example, workers that know exactly where products are shelved can reduce extra walking time, reducing the risk of overexertion and ensuring continued productivity in your warehouse
- Reduces Wear on Equipment: Forklifts, trucks, pallet jacks and carts represent a fraction of the equipment used in warehousing. Unfortunately, this equipment tends to have low life expectancy due to wear and tear from inefficient stocking, picking, and resetting processes. However, warehouse storage can reduce redundancies in picking routes and decrease the per-equipment cost of shipping and managing inventory
Document storage can provide a secure and cost-effective way for businesses to archive confidential documents, such as employment and tax records. To reduce clutter onsite and ensure files are stored safely, businesses should consider facilities that offer premium security and climate-controlled units. These features create peace of mind for business owners storing important documents and safeguard files from theft and discoloration.
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