Virtually every warehouse is going to have a lot of rows where different items can be stored. To ensure everything can be found when it is needed, these rows will typically be numbered. In many cases, the different storage compartments within each row will also be numbered or identified with other systems. There are many different ways that warehouse floors can be numbered, but the important thing is that they are identified in some way that is easy to understand and track.
Warehouse managers need to do more than just decide that row number one is in a set location and that each row after that goes up incrementally from there. They need to identify each row in a way that is easy to understand. In most cases, this will mean using floor marking tape or floor marking paint to print the number on the ground. This way employees or others in the area can immediately see what row they are walking past so they know where they need to go.
In some cases, warehouses will add QR codes or other machine-readable indicators on each row in addition to the number itself. This can allow self-driving machines or other equipment to be able to perform tasks in the warehouse when possible. Using floor markings is a great way to keep track of each row and can even help when identifying where each item in the warehouse will be kept. The important thing is that the facility has one system in place for how rows are numbered and that everyone in the area can easily identify each row when needed.
- What are common floor markings in warehouses?
- What are some lesser-known floor marking uses?
- What are different types of floor marking?
- What can reflective floor tape be used for?
- What are common floor markings in factories?
- What is the difference between floor marking tape and floor paint?
- What are OSHA’s floor marking guidelines?
- Should floor markings be permanent?
- What are the most durable floor markings?