Shed Light On Your Warehouse
The old image of the big, gloomy warehouse full of dark corners and dim passages is a very inefficient picture. In fact, it’s a good illustration of what warehouses should NOT look like because optimal warehouse management depends on being able to see what is happening.
Beyond the simple (and essential) safety concerns, the reality of not being able to see well affects the entire process of inventory movement from receiving and storing to picking and shipping.
Factors Affecting Warehouse Lighting
Effective lighting strategies depend on factors that vary within the many types of warehouse facilities. Here are a few examples:
- brown boxes and dark products absorb light while white boxes reflect it
- aisle width and ceiling height change the amount of light reaching floor level
- white epoxy-finish floors and walls reflect light while cement floors and walls do not
- paper orders are more difficult to see in dim light than a screen on a hand-held device
- bright yellow vapor sodium lights turn the standard yellow warning paint invisible
- different tasks require different lighting levels
- shadows cast by high racks can cause unanticipated problems
- building and layout design determine the type and candlepower of needed light fixtures
Warehouse Management Needs Illumination, Too
Just as a warehouse cannot function optimally without appropriate lighting, warehouse management cannot function optimally without an easy-to-see method of orchestrating all that needs to happen. The best warehouse management system functions to simplify receipt, hold, and distribution processes by shedding light on the dynamics of operations and allowing appropriate action to take place.
ChainDrive’s advanced Warehouse Management System illuminates and optimizes warehouse dynamics by providing the tools needed to see what is happening and do what needs to be done.