Yard management at your warehouse can have significant benefits, such as improving efficiency and ensuring safety. It also helps support an optimal flow for all inbound and outbound goods and materials. Incorporate the following yard management tips into your warehouse operations.
Use the Right Equipment
The equipment that warehouse workers use to move inbound and outbound goods and materials around should provide efficiency and dependability. An electric trailer dolly, for example, can make it easier for workers to push or pull loads around the yard on different types of surfaces. This type of equipment can also help reduce the risk of injuries or accidents in the warehouse yard.
Focus on Security
Keeping your yard as secure as possible is important in order to lower the risk of theft, vandalism, property damage, and other hazards. Use reliable yard security measures to protect goods and equipment from these kinds of risks.
Your warehouse should have a way to clearly and quickly communicate with workers in the yard. Using mobile devices, for example, allows you to communicate with these workers at a moment’s notice, which helps boost productivity and efficiency.
Assess the loads that arrive at your warehouse in order to determine which trailer dolly to use, which dock they should go to and how much labor is needed for unloading. This can help ensure that loads arrive at docks that are large enough and that you’ll have enough workers available to unload them.
Organize the Unloading Process
When loads arrive in the yard, the trailer drivers transporting them should know which dock to go to and when to unload these goods. Organize the unloading process, so that your workers have this information on hand. Go over the unloading schedule and locations with workers to ensure that everyone knows when and where to go. This helps prevent delays in having trailers unloaded, while also lowering the risk of accidents or injuries in the yard.
If you need a trailer dolly for yard management at your warehouse, please contact DJ Products. We have several motorized trailer dollies available to choose from, depending on the needs of your business.