Packing Stations | Calexico

Raymond West offers a full line of warehouse and fulfillment equipment, including industrial packing stations.

Productive and structured packing processes are crucial for warehouses and fulfillment operations to ensure smooth order execution and customer satisfaction. Designated packing stations play a crucial role in optimizing operations by providing a specific area for packing and preparing products for shipment.

Why Have a Designated Packing Station?

There are numerous arguments for incorporating appointed packing stations to your operation. For one, they can boost productivity and reduce errors.

  • Organizing Materials: An orderly arrangement of packaging supplies is essential for efficient packing and convenient access. It is helpful to have designated storage sectors for different materials. Cardboard boxes should be stacked based on their measurements, with labels showing the box dimensions. Bags and envelopes can be stowed in bins or on shelves, categorized by size or type. Tape and labels should be stored within easy reach, with distinct labeling to reduce retrieval time.
  • Printing Labels and Inserts: Printing labels and inserts is an essential step in the fulfillment process. Having a designated printing location near the packing station guarantees that labels can be created accurately and promptly. This area should include a printer and a computer equipped with label printing software to create packing slips, shipping labels, and other necessary documentation. To streamline the process even more, integrating the printing system with a WMS can automate label generation based on order details.
  • Protective Wrapping of Goods: Protective wrapping is essential to protect items during transport. Wrapping materials such as bubble wrap, packing peanuts, and air cushions should be stowed nearby in an orderly manner. Having them readily available reduces the time spent searching for supplies and improves the efficiency of the packing operation.
  • Boxing and Labeling: Once fulfillment goods are wrapped, they need to be placed in appropriate boxes. Packing stations should be configured with a table or workbench for assembling and packing cartons. It is advantageous to have shelving units nearby to keep different box sizes, making it more convenient to choose the right one for every order. After boxing, labels should be affixed to the cartons correctly, ensuring proper identification and traceability.

How To Set Up a Warehouse Packing Station

To create a productive packing station, there are a few essential items to consider. A strong workbench or table with plenty of surface area is essential for boxing and organizing materials. A shelving system in close proximity to the packing station can provide stowage area for assorted packaging materials, while appropriate lighting ensures good visibility. In addition, having a computer and printer with label printing software, as well as access to packaging materials such as corrugate, labels, tape, and bags, is vital for streamlined packing operations.

Maximizing Productivity with Carton Erectors and Tape Machines

To maximize productivity and streamline the packing process, fulfillment operations can also gain an advantage from incorporating tape machines and carton erectors. Carton erectors mechanize the tedious job of building boxes, decreasing manual effort and boosting efficiency. Likewise, tape applicators handle the sealing of packages, eliminating the requirement for hand taping and guaranteeing secure box closures. Carton erectors not only save time but also reduce the risk of mistakes and improve overall productivity.

Ergonomic Benefits of a Packing Station

A well-planned packing station not only improves productivity but also helps with the well-being of workers. Attention to ergonomic factors is essential to preclude workplace injuries and increase efficiency. An appropriate table or workbench should be at a comfortable height to mitigate discomfort in the shoulders or back. Sufficient lighting should be provided to avoid eye stress and ensure accurate interpretation of labels and documents. Additionally, fatigue mitigating padded mats can be positioned on the ground to lessen foot discomfort during prolonged periods of standing.

Talk To a Warehouse Design Specialist

If you're planning to set up an effective packing station, Raymond West is a trusted supplier of warehouse equipment and supplies. To find out more, talk to one of our knowledgeable warehouse experts, now!

Raymond West's Calexico facility serves Imperial County and Yuma County, Including Calexico, Brawley, El Centro, San Luis, Yuma and surrounding areas.

Raymond West | Calexico Material Handling Equipment Supplier

285 Rood Rd
Calexico, CA 92231
(760) 768-8700