Ask the Expert: I'm outgrowing my current facility, but moving is expensive and time-consuming. What should I do?

March 17, 2016
Moving facilities should probably be your last resort. Start first, instead, by taking stock of your current storage situation.

Q: I'm outgrowing my current facility, but moving is expensive and time-consuming. What should I do?

A: When your facility is becoming cluttered with what seems to be disorganized storage, and you’re finding there is too much time wasted trying to locate and items, the first solution that might come to mind is moving facilities. However, moving facilities should probably be your last resort. Start first, instead, by taking stock of your current storage situation. Does you have rows and rows of cabinets? Are items poorly labeled, or not labeled at all? If so, then you’re dealing with inefficient storage that can easily be improved.

When faced with this challenge, work directly with a storage expert who has the ability to lay out an installation concept to meet your needs based only on engineering drawings. A new storage installation provides the flexibility to arrange drawers of various sizes, and the ability to custom-configure cabinet designs based on different departments’ diverse needs and size requirements.

Also, don’t discount vertical height. Storing up instead of out with an AS/RS system or vertical lift module can optimize valuable square footage. Your storage expert can easily help you reap the rewards of hidden storage opportunities.

Information provided by: Stanley Vidmar

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