With the holiday season upon us, we are looking forward to good times with friends and family, and consuming way too much delicious food. But unfortunately, with that comes bad winter Weather. At Shelving, Inc., we want to ensure our clients feel prepared for any inclement weather that will inevitably hit the Midwest this holiday season.
With over five decades of experience in the shipping and shelving industry, we’ve learned a thing or two on how to prepare for unpredictable weather. Here are a few tips to make sure your team is ready:
- In harsh conditions, communication is key. It’s important to maintain strong lines of internal and external communication. Be sure to stay in touch with your supplier to get updates on when your products will arrive and in what condition to expect them. If you’re going to be making a delivery, it’s important to stay in touch with clients on expectations. Policies should be in place so that all employees know how to handle inclement weather situations when they occur.
- It’s important to keep in regular contact with your transportation providers. During snow storms, you may have to ask your transportation and logistics provider to lend a hand beyond what they typically do. Make sure that you use a logistics company that is flexible enough to work with you through emergencies.
- When inclement weather hits, it’s crucial to be flexible. You may need to find temporary uses for wire shelving and industrial storage due to the shortage of product. This could also be a good opportunity to do the major warehouse overhauls you’ve been considering if the weather gives you some extra down time!
- Most weather emergencies can be predicted a few days beforehand, so plan ahead! It’s critical to monitor weather conditions both in your area and in any area you’re expecting to receive shipments from.
Shelving, Inc. strives to ensure shipments run as smoothly as possible, even in times of inclement weather. By staying ahead of weather issues, setting expectations accordingly, and overcommunicating with clients and shipping providers, you can manage any weather emergency thrown your way.
To learn more about Shelving, Inc.’s ability to get your warehouse prepared for winter, contact us here!
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