How to fully optimise your warehouse stock

Posted on 29 Sep 2016 by The Manufacturer

For any growing business, it is important to ensure that the bare bones of the business are organised correctly and efficiently – this is to ensure that the business is operating at its full potential.

Unfortunately, this can be quite a difficult thing to maintain for any business, whether it be for an SME or a large warehouse distributor. In order to optimise your stock, you need to make sure that the following points are enacted within your working environment. Once you have organised your business, you will reap the benefits thereafter.

Consider the layout of your warehouse stock

This may seem obvious, but it is vital to make sure that your stock is distributed and organised correctly, efficiently and effectively for you and your employees. One way you could organise things is to ensure that the larger products are placed at the bottom of your storage units – this is to ensure that the health and safety hazards are minimised and your employees will be able to work in a safer environment.

Another way you could organise things is to make sure that certain products, that are relatively similar to each other, are stored in the same section of the warehouse. An example of this would be to have one section of your warehouse dedicated to bathroom accessories, another section dedicated to bedroom accessories, etc.

Label your stock effectively

This is one of the most important factors to take into account when it comes to optimising your warehouse storage. Indexing and labelling your products and materials is vital to ensuring that your warehouse is working at an optimum level, and you know which stage each product is at in the distribution process.

One way in which you could do this is to implement a warehouse management system that can aid in tracking and managing your inventory. An example of such a system would include the G-SMart Link 50, which integrates Sage 50 and other modular features to turn your Sage accounts system into a web-based inventory management system.

Maintain health and safety

This will help your business thrive, ensure that your employees and clients are the main focus point within the business, and help when it comes to optimising stock control. The main health and safety hazards to occur in a workplace is often misplaced items and anything in regards to ergonomics.

One way to maintain health and safety procedures is to install anti-slip flooring to ensure that when your employees are lifting heavy objects, they are relieved of any stress that could occur. As well as this, always ensure that the floor is clear of any trip hazards.

For any business, it is essential to make sure that you look at every single aspect of your business, to ensure that you, your employees, and your clients are happy. Make sure that you treat each aspect of your business with the same amount of care and consideration – then you will have a truly successful business.


GSM Barcoding deliver integrated barcoding solutions for an array of systems, from stock management to asset tracking.