Shelving is crucial to a well-organized and smooth-running business. It's crucial to avoiding problems, maximizing space, and staying tidy --- especially in fast-moving environment where things can be hectic. Below, we've outlined some of the specific benefits you can expect from using our shelving solutions in your home or business.
1. Saved Space
You’d be amazed at how much space you can lose when you don’t optimize your shelving. Just like any furniture in a space, if it’s not pulling its weight, it should be kicked out. Although you may not realize it, you could be wasting up to 50% of your space with your current shelving solutions. Especially in cramped kitchens and the backrooms of businesses, space is constantly being wasted left and right. Use shelving that is optimized to your specific needs to create space that you never knew you had!
2. Improved Organization
Organization leads to numerous benefits that you simply can’t put a price on. And aside from productivity increases and streamlined workflow because of organization, no business should have the fault of being disorganized as it is a sign of low self-confidence in what you’re doing. Whether it’s health inspectors, prospective investors, or customers or clients who see your inventory and storage facilities — making sure that organization and overall order is a fundamental part of your business is a true key to success.
3. More Convenience
Whether you need a sterile surgical kit at the hospital or a socket wrench in a manufacturing facility, you need it quickly. Wasting time searching high and low for the tools and utensils that make your operation run is simply not an option. But with the right shelving, convenience is simple and easy. All it takes is some time to research and understand which shelving and storage solutions will work best for your setting and needs. Metro can help.
4. Waste Reduction
This benefit becomes most valuable in food storage settings and medical facilities most of all. As food is naturally perishable, it makes sense that you must have a handle on your inventory at all times in order to optimize what you purchase. But when outdated food items get lost in the confusion of your shelving system, that’s when it gets wasted and must be thrown out at great cost to your bottom line. In hospitals, clinics, and other medical settings, the situation is similar. The goal is to stay as organized as possible in order to never waste perishable and highly valuable medications and other supplies. Optimize your shelving and you’ll notice an instant reduction in waste, plus an uptick in your revenue and savings.
5. Better Efficiency and Productivity
In any business, efficiency and productivity are key factors on the road to success. Take a restaurant that’s in full swing on a Saturday night. One missing steak or a special utensil that can’t be found, and the entire flow of the evening is off, which can cause drastic problems that will only compound as the night goes on. Of course, the consequences of lost efficiency are even more pronounced in a setting like a hospital. With people’s lives on the line, surgical utensils, gauze and bandages, medications, and other tools and materials absolutely must be available and easy to find in shelving systems throughout the hospital. The flow of the institution depends on your ability to organize and arrange the environment, and this means finding the best shelving for the job.