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ABOVE: Tents for Rent's expansive
warehouse allows company owner Daryl
Sensenig and his team to use the warehouse
space for washing, drying, repair, and
storage of tents and other rental items.
BELOW: Maintaining an organized
schedule of warehouse activities is an
ideal communication tool and can help
everyone understand the current and
upcoming warehouse schedule.
invest more heavily in, " Bader says. " The
items near the bottom of the ranking are
less popular and should be evaluated for
potential discontinuation. For a rental
house, they need to draw their line in the
sand and consider discontinuing items
near the bottom of the rank. If an item
hasn't rented six times in a year (six hits),
should we keep our capital tied up in it?
Could we liquidate this low-hit inventory
and reinvest in higher hit products? " (For
more tips on managing dead inventory,
see Bader's article on page 44.)
A SHOWROOM SPACE
As more companies utilize a portion of
their warehouse space as a showroom,
there are some key considerations
to keep in mind. Farrell advises
that if a dedicated on-site or off-site
showroom is not available, a carvedout
warehouse space is a great way
to let customers see behind the
scenes and showcase products.
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" It is important to keep the space
separated from the main warehouse for
client safety and product cleanliness, "
Farrell says. " Any time customers can
put their hands on quality products and
see what you do, it naturally encourages
them to rent. In an online world,
showrooms still play an important part
in our industry. "
And whether your warehouse space
will be partially a showroom or simply
a place to house all of the company's
inventory, keep it clean.
" If the warehouse space is not
maintained and kept clean, the product
stored will be just as dirty, " Farrell
says. " Our business is about providing
a quality product that is used time
and time again, requiring cleaning
and maintenance. This starts in the
warehouse environment. "
Maura Keller is a freelance writer based
in Plymouth, Minn.

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