Keeping an industrial warehouse operating at peak efficiency has become more difficult as rising shipping costs, supply chain disruptions and increased raw material prices have directly and indirectly impacted productivity.
In the first quarter of 2022, the price to transport goods by truck rose over 20%. Similarly, consequences from disruptions in the supply chain forced many businesses to raise product prices, leading to decreased sales and reduced profit margins.
Save Time and Money
To help combat these challenges and keep your facility running productively, ensure adequate stock of these essential industrial products:
- Stretch Film
- Steel and Plastic Strapping
- Bubble Mailers
- Bubble and Foam
These seemingly small items are critical to ensuring your warehouse runs efficiently. When a warehouse runs out of essential products, it’s more than just a small issue. It can halt productivity and lead to lost time and money. Ordering a sufficient volume of essential items ensures higher productivity and reduces the need for frequent restocking at higher costs and more expensive shipping rates.
Having enough stock is important but ensuring essential products are easily accessible to staff is critical to avoiding downtime.
A busy warehouse where employees are constantly searching for tape, boxes, and other materials can lead to delays and lost productivity. When these materials are readily available, employees can work without interruption, leading to smoother operations and increased efficiency.
Create a Safer Environment
On top of saving time, money and creating an efficient workplace, essentials like plastic strapping and stretch film make it safer for warehouse staff to work. Strapping and stretch film hold potentially hazardous products together and are critical in smoothly and safely handling, moving, and storing of product.
Rising shipping costs, supply chain disruptions, and increased costs of goods are just a few of the challenges that industrial warehouses face. Investing in sufficient stock of essential products that are high quality and high value helps keep productivity up and saves both time and money.
If you’re ready to take the first step to a more productive, and efficient, warehouse, reach out to your local Industrial product expert or check out Bunzl Industrial’s CYNCH line for a wide range of warehouse essentials, from boxes and tape to bubble mailers and stretch film, that you can count on.