Bulk storage identification
Bulk storage, inventory storage, inbound, outbound, … whichever name you put to your warehouse storage locations, they all have one thing in common: they need proper identification. In order to ensure a timely and error-free delivery to your customers, your warehouse operations and inventory management should be run like a well-oiled machine.
Clear and concise bulk storage identification provides the answer. In most warehouses the inventory or temporary stock is stacked on the warehouse floor, on the upper levels of pallet racking or both. If you don’t want to waste precious time during order picking and restocking, these locations need to be documented in your digital warehouse management system (WMS).
Signs or labels?
In any efficient warehouse environment, bulk storage locations require clear legibility for both scanners (short and long range) and warehouse operators alike. Whether your operators are seated in a forklift truck or reach truck, or standing on the warehouse floor, they should be able to read and recognise the identification used for the different locations. The manner in which your stock is stored along with the layout of the warehouse determines the type of identification that is best suited to your work environment.
The label experts at ONE2ID recommend the use of PVC signs for long range scanning. These signs are fitted with a label containing the designated storage location and a custom barcode or QR code for easy scanning. PVC signs can be mounted to the ceiling individually with the use of powerful magnets or chains and hooks. If your warehouse requires numerous signs, our ID-RAIL system offers a simple way to organise your storage locations. On occasion, mounting the signs to the ceiling is not an option, for instance when:
- The ceiling is too high.
- There is no room to put any signs.
- Long range scanners are unavailable.
- Stacking is too high, thereby obscuring the visibility of the signs.
In these specific cases, we advise the use of floor signs. Floor identification is also advisable when the PVC signs suspended from the ceiling are located too closely together thereby making it difficult to match the sign with the location. A well-designed label placed on your warehouse floor will tell you in an instant which barcode belongs to which location.
Warehouse floor locations
ONE2ID offers standard-sized solutions for floor identification. Warehouses with very little traffic can benefit from the cost-efficient Economy label. This type of label is made from polyester with a protective lexan topcoat. It’s easy to apply and provides your bulk storage locations with legible identification.
Work environments that employ moderate to heavy fork lift traffic pose a challenge to durable floor identification. Our floor frame kits are the answer to your needs. These durable kits are made of metal and are fitted with a protective perspex cover which prevents the label underneath from being damaged by tyres or pallets that are being dragged across the floor. The frames come in two different sizes and include concrete screws and a replaceable label, so you’re sure to find a kit to suit the demands of your warehouse environment.
Our floor label solutions are tailor-made to suit your wishes and delivered to your warehouse when you need them. Please contact us should you have any questions or to schedule an appointment.
You choose, we produce
Signs and labels are designed to make the work of your warehouse employees easier and more efficient. Getting more work done in less time will earn you more satisfied customers and a higher turnover. ONE2ID can help you optimise your warehouse workflow. Simply choose the type of identification you need and our label experts will produce it to your exact specifications.
When it comes to bulk storage signs, ONE2ID offers the following options:
- Flat sign
- Triangle sign
- Angled sign
- Square sign
- L-shape sign
- V-shape sign
- Z-shape sign
Our PVC signs are available in yellow and white with additional colours available upon request. We can offer advice on the size and shape of the signs as well as the content of the label. A well-designed barcode or QR code, for instance, improves the efficiency of your warehouse operations. When it comes to long range scanning, a reflective label material is the right choice. This type of material quadruples the scanning range of long range scanners (up to 20 metres).
Our warehouse signs are available with pre-drilled holes, hooks and chains for suspension from the ceiling or, alternatively, with tape or magnet attached for easy installation on the side of your pallet or pick racking systems. Please download our Warehouse & Logistics brochure for detailed information.