Small businesses are becoming big businesses. Sometimes very quickly, sometimes unexpectedly. We are seeing a lot of this as a result of the realities of dealing with the pandemic.
I have seen small businesses faced with this scenario turn to the internet and go it alone. They are simply unaware that there are available resources that can help.
A big business might hire a consultant or assign a manager to head up the special project. Usually, they are people already well versed with material handling equipment, different storage types, software, available automation, etc. They know who to turn to.
For a small business, where the focus is on the day-to-day demands of running the business, what the leadership doesn’t know about the warehouse can be costly. Instead of going it alone…
Why build resiliency?
Who fixes your forklift? Crown, Toyota, Yale, Jungheinrich, UniCarriers, or a smaller provider? Did you get your first bit of rack from a used house? From my experience, those providers won’t have a very deep bench of solutions, but they should be able to help avoid common pitfalls for simple storage needs.
For more complicated projects, and when time is of the essence, an experienced material handling company like Abel Womack will make the time to walk your facility, learn about your business and plans for growth, and then recommend solutions that worked for other companies who have faced similar challenges, all without charge.
Are you looking at a new building? Let us test fit it for you. All we need is building column spacing and a clear height to lay in the different storage options. Wide aisle for counterbalanced trucks, narrow aisle for reach, deep reach and orderpickers, and very narrow aisle for wire guided swing reaches and orderpickers. Each has its advantages, and we can explain them.
Need capital to get it all going? Did you know you can lease rack, conveyor, and many other solutions? Ask your material handling partner if they offer flexible financing solutions.
Curious about what is out there and what it might cost? Or what ROI you can expect? Instead of going it alone, let us tell you about it all. Abel Womack is here for you and all the challenges 2021 and beyond may bring.