24 Feb Modular Warehouse Office – Why Placement is Key But Malleable
“If you get it wrong the first time around then you can pick it up and move it elsewhere because it is not permanently affixed to the building. The fact that it is modular means that you can move it as many times as you want as you grow and find that your needs are changed.”
Once you have made the big decision to get a modular office warehouse then the next big decision is where to place it. You want to think about placing it where it fits your current workflow. Placement is a big issue because you can make or break efficiency just by how it is situated in your space. What you really need is a top-down view of what is going on in your warehouse. What is the best way to do that action? A diagram or a warehouse cad layout will do the rendering for you in a way that is understandable and easy to look at when it comes time. If you have a warehouse that is built around FIFO then this is indispensable. It is because you will be able to plan your whole warehouse to maximize the amount of time your products are in the “danger zones” according to food handling practices. A good thing if you like avoiding litigation or fines as it relates to food prep and service. People are more likely to do things if they are quick and easy. You can make it easy for people to follow FIFO rules in your warehouse which means that they will do it because it is not a bother.
“Another thing to add here is that the permitting process is less intensive in most locations than if you added the office to the existing structure. It is one of the reasons that getting a modular style office is smart”
Maybe you do not have to follow FIFO and you would just like to organize everything around your modular office warehouse because it is going to be your shipping/receiving area. You can do that because of the plan and because you can move the office where you need it to go. If you get it wrong the first time around then you can pick it up and move it elsewhere because it is not permanently affixed to the building. The fact that it is modular means that you can move it as many times as you want as you grow and find that your needs are changed. If you need an administrative office then it can be that for you. If you need a shipping receiving area then it can be turned into one of those. It could be a lunchroom, storage room, manager office, or anything else you need it to be, within reason, of course.
Another thing to add here is that the permitting process is less intensive in most locations than if you added the office to the existing structure. It is one of the reasons that getting a modular style office is smart. It also means, assuming that you do not own the building that you are inside of right now, that you can bring the office with you if you end up moving away from your current location. You can deploy that office wherever it is appropriate in the new space because it, physically, belongs to you and not the landlord of the property where you are located.
Lastly, if you are going to be moving things around then you may want to consider what you need in order to move your modular warehouse office efficiently. You will need a forklift or a pallet jack. You may also want to consider getting a rolling shelving unit so that you can take things out of your mobile modular office quickly. It might not even be a bad idea for everyday use since it allows you to move products, equipment, office supplies, or whatever the case may be to other locations in your business easily.
If you are ready to get one of these modular offices in your warehouse then click the link. If you have more questions or want help to figure out exactly what you need in your warehouse to make the warehouse run more efficiently then call 503-447-1284.