Useful Tips On How To Properly Organise Your Industrial Equipment

Useful Tips On How To Properly Organise Your Industrial Equipment

Organising your industrial equipment should not be taken lightly. This is because the better you are able to organise them, the more accessible they are to you which ultimately means that it would be easier for you to get jobs done in a timely manner. Here are tips on how to do just that. 

Upgrade Your Equipment

If you have the means to do so, it would be in your best interest to upgrade your industrial equipment. High functioning equipment is easier to organise, so if you have old machinery replacing your equipment can be the right way to go if you want to properly organise. Plus, upgraded equipment is typically more efficient and has better features which in turn will help you get things done faster when using it. This is true for when you are working on machinery that requires a lot of steps to complete just one task for example. A machine that has multiple functions can allow someone with less experience or even an entry-level employee to get the job done within just a short span of time compared to if they were using older machines which require them to go through several steps in order for them to properly complete their tasks. 

Use Colour-Coded Labels

Industrial equipment, especially ones that are used for manufacturing are often very bulky and can be difficult to categorise. For this reason, if you have many different types of equipment that are similar in nature, using colour-coded labels can help you quickly figure out which pieces belong to which category. It will also make it easier for your workers to find the right piece of equipment should they need it so that they don’t waste time looking around for it or having to go through several other pieces before finally getting access to the one they need. 

To colour code your labels, simply assign a colour to each category of equipment. For example, you can have green labels for your production line, blue for packaging items and yellow for raw materials. This way workers will know exactly where the materials they need are placed. 

Use Numbered Labels

If you want to simplify things even further, you can use number-codes for your industrial equipment as well. Using number-codes is a lot like using colour-codes; however, instead of colours, numbers are used. Each type of machinery or piece of equipment has its own corresponding number that only they will be assigned with and this would then allow everyone within the workplace to quickly identify what each machine does by just looking at the label on them. This system may seem complicated but once you have everything set up it will become effortless because all you have to do is look at it. 

Use Bay Numbers

Aside from using number codes, you can also use bay numbers as well. Bay numbers work similar to colour-codes but instead of using them on individual pieces of equipment, you assign a bay number to a storage area which then allows everyone within the workplace to easily find what they need so that they won’t have to look for it for long periods of time. Replacing your large bulky machines with ones that have more capabilities or with smaller and more efficient machines would be a good way to cut down on costs while at the same time allowing for an easier quick sale because everything is clearly labelled and organised. 

Use Bins And Racks

Another effective way of organising your industrial equipment is by getting bins and racks to put your equipment on. Wherever you store your equipment, be it in a warehouse or in a vehicle, using bins and racks can make things much easier for everyone to access the pieces of equipment they need as quickly as possible without having to search around or through other pieces that could potentially contain something else instead. 

Keep An Inventory List  

When storing your industrial equipment take time to organise them and keep track of what is where and who owns which piece of equipment by keeping an inventory list. This will save you lots of money because if any piece ever gets lost then you will know exactly where it went and who took it within just a short span of time. 

Industrial equipment can be expensive, especially ones that are used for manufacturing. So, instead of risking your expensive machines getting lost or broken it is highly recommended to use one of these simple methods to properly organise your equipment so that they are easy to access and won’t go missing anytime soon.

About the author


Steven Ly

Steven Ly is the Startup Program and Events Manager at TheNextHint Inc. She recruits rockstar startups for all TC events including Disrupt, meetups, Sessions, and more both domestically and internationally. Previously, she helped produce Dreamforce with Salesforce and Next '17 with Google. Prior to that, she was on the advertising teams at both Facebook and AdRoll, helping support advertisers in North America and helped grow those brands globally. Outside of work, Priya enjoys Flywheel, tacos, the 49ers, and adventuring around the globe.

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