What’s The Best Way To Store Small Parts?

Storing small parts in a clear and space-saving manner


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As the saying goes, "a place for everything and everything in its place." But when it comes to small parts, storing them can be a challenge. Whether it's nuts and bolts, screws and washers, or other tiny components, keeping them organized and accessible is crucial to efficiency and productivity. In this article, we'll explore the pain points of small parts storage, the benefits of effective storage, and some key figures to keep in mind.

Pain Points of Small Parts Storage:

  1. Space Constraints: Small parts can take up a lot of space, especially if you have a large inventory. Storing them in a way that maximizes space utilization can be a challenge.

  2. Sorting and Organizing: With so many different types and sizes of small parts, sorting and organizing them can be time-consuming and tedious.

  3. Accessibility: When small parts are stored haphazardly or in hard-to-reach places, finding the right part when you need it can be frustrating and time-consuming.

Benefits of Effective Small Parts Storage:

  • Increased Productivity: When small parts are organized and easy to access, workers can find what they need quickly and get back to work. This translates to increased productivity and efficiency.

  • Cost Savings: Effective small parts storage can help reduce waste and prevent loss, which can save your business money in the long run.

  • Improved Safety: When small parts are stored properly, there is less risk of injury from tripping, slipping, or falling objects.

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Key Figures to Know:

  1. Inventory Size: Knowing how much inventory you have will help you determine the amount of space you need for storage.

  2. SKU Count: The number of SKUs (stock keeping units) you have will impact how you sort and organize your small load carriers.

  3. Accessibility Requirements: Understanding how frequently certain small parts are used will help you determine where to store them for easy access.

Tips for Small Parts Storage:

  • Use bins, drawers and container systems: Storing in bins or drawers allows you to organize them by type, size, or other criteria. This makes it easy to find what you need when you need it in your storage system.

  • Label Everything: Labeling bins, drawers, and shelves with the part name, number, or other identifying information will help you keep track of your inventory.

  • Utilize Vertical Space: When floor space is limited, consider using vertical storage solutions such as shelves or hanging storage.

Effective small parts storage is essential for any business that deals with these types of components. By addressing the pain points of storage, understanding the benefits of effective storage, and keeping key figures in mind, you can develop a system that maximizes space utilization, improves productivity, and saves you money. With the right approach, small parts storage can be a breeze!

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