How Installing a Mezzanine Can Ease Supply Chain Challenges

How Installing a Mezzanine Can Ease Supply Chain Challenges

The landscape of logistics is changing. The Just In Time (JIT) method of manufacturing, which has been a staple in many industries for so long, is being swapped for a more cautious approach – Just In Case (JIC). Holding onto more stock is now essential due to global supply chain issues. But for some businesses, this shift in tactic is causing its own set of challenges as warehouses begin to reach capacity. Here’s why installing a mezzanine might be the solution.


The Challenges


Global Instability

It’s no secret that there’s a lot of uncertainty in the world right now, with the war in Ukraine, after-effects of covid and Brexit-related delays just some of the challenges facing UK supply chains. Raw material prices are inflated, delivery lead times are delayed and industries are experiencing labour shortages.


The Climate Crisis

The climate crisis is causing more extreme weather events, which are directly disrupting supply chains. There’s also more focus on efficiency as businesses and end-consumers look to reduce their carbon footprint by ordering less frequently but in higher quantities. This is causing businesses to change tack.


The Cost of Living

The cost of living crisis is a double-edged sword for businesses. It is changing the way consumers spend, which in turn is altering the way businesses and their supply chains must behave. It is also causing workplace strikes, which are leading to severe disruption in supply chains.


The Solution: Installing a Mezzanine


Increase capacity

Businesses that want to move away from Just In Time (JIT) manufacturing need to build up buffer stocks of inventory to cope with disruptions in their supply chains. But what if there’s no room? Installing a mezzanine is a great way to expand upwards into space that is already owned but not used, without losing the functionality of the space below. Some businesses that have used Doity to install a Revlok mezzanine have doubled and even tripled their pallet capacity!


Improved efficiency and productivity

A mezzanine can help you to increase the productivity of your warehouse operations by providing you with more space to work and by improving the flow of goods through your warehouse. During a free site consultation, a Doity expert will consider how a mezzanine can be best utilised for your space and make recommendations on the size, design and layout of the installation. Speaking of efficiency, our unique Revlok design at Doity can reduce the installation time of a mezzanine by 50%.


Improved safety

A mezzanine can help you to improve the safety of your warehouse operations by providing you with a secure place to store your inventory. It can also improve the safety and morale of your employees by spreading them out into a larger area, improving the overall working environment.


Get in touch

Installing a mezzanine in your warehouse can be a wise investment that can help you to overcome the challenges facing the supply chain industry. By increasing your storage capacity, improving the efficiency of your operations and improving the safety of your workplace, a mezzanine can help you to improve your bottom line and stay ahead of the competition. If you’re based in the UK, contact our expert team at Doity and we’ll guide you through the process.

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