InTents October/November 2022 - 26

KNOW HOW
WAREHOUSING
Tips for keeping them safe, organized and profi table.
by Maura Keller
T
oday's warehouses are no longer just for storage.
From being a showroom of products to providing
a space for drying operations to housing all facets
of inventory, they have become multipurpose
spaces that require well-defi ned organization and
management to keep processes streamlined and effi cient.
Dan Farrell, general manager at
Marquee Event Rentals, Chicago,
Ill., says a big challenge in the
event business is keeping the
most relevant inventory easily
accessible to maximize eficiency.
" Design trends come and go with
sales promoting new products
and clients striving to stand out, "
Farrell says. " The warehouse space
has to evolve with these changes.
If not, we ind ourselves stumbling
through obsolete inventory to move
new product. "
Another challenge is designing the
warehouse layout to allow inventory
rotation. If this process is not a
priority, event rental companies
ind themselves with inconsistent
turns with non-serialized inventory.
Individual items will have more
wear and tear than others, leaving
inconsistent product quality.
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ORGANIZATION IS KEY
Daryl Sensenig, owner of Tents
for Rent in Lititz, Pa., uses his
warehouse for washing, drying,
repair and storage of tents and other
rental items. One of his company's
biggest challenges is keeping
things orderly and organized.
" I think that storage is a
dangerous way to describe a modern
warehouse. It implies a place of
stagnation, " says Jason Bader,
managing partner of the distribution
and warehouse management
consulting irm The Distribution
Team in Portland, Ore. " If the entity
is in the business of selling products,
they need to consider the warehouse
to be a place of perpetual motion.
The longer things sit on the shelf,
the more likely bad things occur-
damage, theft, obsolescence, etc. "

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