The best way to set up a shipping department?
Over the years we have been in numerous shipping and packaging departments. Most shipping departments are after thoughts. When the business started a table was used, then another table, then a machine, then benches, and many times resulting in a chaotic mess.
First, consider setting up your shipping benches in a line facing the same direction. Having the operators all facing the same direction helps to minimize eye contact and keep employees focused on the job. A good shipping bench is worth its weight in gold by placing all the packing materials and equipment within arms reach of the packer. We handle the Dehnco line of shipping benches. These benches can achieve a high level of customization. We've made a few simple items in our work station category. For a more customized bench, give us a call.
Second, product feed is important. Although we do not offer conveyors, utilizing them will offer faster movement of products to the packaging departments from the picking areas.