Warehouse Efficiency Hacks: Signs of Success

Oct 24, 2023 | EN | 0 comments

Signs of success:

We’ve been diving into the tips and tricks needed to set up exceptional warehouse operations

Today, we’re investigating signage. 

The importance of effective signage in warehouses is often overlooked. The right signs in the right place – that’s the key to enhancing navigation, safety, and inventory management. 

The result? A direct impact to your productivity and your bottom line. 

However, the efficiency of these signs hinges on one crucial factor: visibility.

Are your signs, whether end-of-aisle, safety or even outdoor, as visible as they need to be?

Things to consider about signage:

Size Matters: The first thing to consider is the size of your signage. It should be substantial enough to catch attention in even a busy warehouse environment. Small signs risk being overlooked, causing confusion, delays and even danger.

Clear Positioning: Where you place your sign matters. Consider the needs of your workers. For example, an end-of-aisle sign should be strategically positioned to be visible when employees enter the aisle from any direction. Ensure they’re at the correct height and not hidden by racks or obstructions.

High Contrast: Signs should offer a strong contrast against their background. Bold lettering and graphics on a contrasting background make signs instantly noticeable. This high contrast is the difference between a sign that’s seen and one that’s ignored.

Regular Maintenance: Over time, signs can become dirty, faded, or damaged. This reduces their visibility. Regular maintenance and timely replacement of worn-out signs are vital to ensure continued effectiveness. Also, consider the durability and material of your signs when you first purchase them. Having robust, long-lasting signs is worth the investment overall, as you’ll have less maintenance and replacement costs.

In a nutshell, while we’ve discussed the immense importance of warehouse signage, it’s crucial to emphasize that the visibility, size and position of these signs is equally significant. Well-designed, properly placed, and well-maintained, robust signs can make an impact on your day-to-day warehouse operations. Bonus: they help to guide your employees in their daily work, making them more productive and engaged.

Let us know if you’d like to evaluate your current setup together and benchmark against industry best practices.

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