Warehouse efficiency hacks: Signs of Success

Oct 24, 2023 | EN | 0 comments

Warehouse efficiency hacks: Signs of Success

We have already looked at the tips and tricks needed to set up optimum warehouse operations.

Today we’re talking about signage.

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

The result? A direct impact on your productivity and your profits.

However, the effectiveness of these signs depends on one crucial factor: visibility.

Things you should bear in mind with signage:

Size is important: The first thing you should think about is the size of your signage. It should be large enough to attract attention even in a busy warehouse environment. Small signs are easily overlooked, which can cause confusion, delays and even danger.

Clear positioning: Where you place your sign is important. Think about the needs of your employees. For example, a sign should be strategically placed at the end of the aisle to be seen by employees from every direction as they enter the aisle. Make sure that they are at the correct height and are not covered by shelves or obstacles.

High contrast: Signs should offer a strong contrast to the surroundings. Bold letters and graphics on a contrasting background make signs instantly recognisable. This high contrast is the difference between a seen sign and an overlooked one.

Regular maintenance: Over time, signs can become dirty, faded or damaged. This impairs their visibility. Regular maintenance and timely replacement of worn signs are crucial to ensure continued effectiveness. Also check the potential durability and material when buying your first sign. Robust, long-lasting signs are a good investment overall, as you will have lower maintenance and replacement costs.

 

To summarise: While we’ve talked about the importance of warehouse signage, it’s crucial to emphasise that the visibility, size and location of these signs are equally important. Well-designed, properly placed and well-maintained, robust signs can have an impact on your day-to-day warehouse operations.

Bonus: You help your employees in their daily work and make them more productive and committed.

 

If you would like to check your current warehouse signage, please contact us. We are here to help.

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