Planning, Product Selection and Collaboration Just the Right Recipe for Success
Not all problems are necessarily bad. As a primarily online retailer, Do-It-Yourself Pest Control has a big following. Their customers are national, and they rep approximately 30 manufacturers. That volume is good news. But in a warehouse not designed to accommodate it, that volume was getting a bit unwieldy. With inadequate shelving space, some boxes were being stored in any available space, including the shipping department.
HOW STORAGE MADE THE DIFFERENCE.
As a company that sells pest control products, Do-It-Yourself Pest Control knows a thing or two about bothersome situations. They faced one of their own recently, though not of the insect variety. Having just signed a new four-year lease on their Atlanta warehouse, the time had come to address the building’s cramped shipping department. The area was being encroached upon by an overflow of stored product. With the warehouse’s static shelving inadequate for housing the company’s growing inventory, a bit of imaginative thinking and storage redesign were the right way to eradicate the problem.
In any warehouse environment, the creative use of square footage is a valuable endeavor. Do-It-Yourself Pest Control decided to partner with Patterson Pope and invest in an ActivRAC high-density unit and a LEVPRO hanging high-density unit. By removing some existing shelving and reorienting another section, the DIY team ensured that the new system could better serve its needs. In doing so, the company was able to not only increase capacity, but make product more accessible for its staff and, in turn, help improve productivity in its shipping department, as well.
“For two years, I thought we couldn’t do anything, but then we worked with Patterson Pope and saw that there was another way.”
– Fletcher Cline, Purchasing Manager, Do-It-Yourself Pest Control