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Safety and Inventory Management

The material must be organized and kept neatly in order to maximize efficiency and maintain an accurate inventory.

It’s crucial to keep the storage space clean. Aisles should be at least 1.5 times the width of the largest cart or vehicle utilized to facilitate the movement of material handling equipment and must be kept free at all times.

It is especially necessary to put chocks behind the vehicle tires while loading or unloading on a hill or when a forklift is being used to unload the vehicle.

Label the front of the boxes and place them in an even stack. If a container has a “UP” label on it, it should be stored upright. Pallets may be used to keep things off the ground while storing them.
Sprinkler heads should not be blocked in any way whilst in use. When storing boxes, make sure they are at least 18 inches away from sprinkler heads.
Personal protection is a must for anybody working in the warehouse from the storeroom.

What is the act of issuing?

Pulling inventory off the shelf to meet a customer’s order. A cart or distribution area holds the goods and papers until they are delivered to the client or picked up by the customer.