Using the most advanced drive-through set-ups at the loading dock
and the right high-speed doors inside the plant are two easy ways facility managers at pharmaceutical plants can ensure their operations meet regulatory requirements and that their products aren't damaged.
It may seem a bit counterproductive, but the safety rules and regulations put forth by these organizations have both a direct and indirect impact on optimizing warehouse and loading dock
Also gaining in popularity are canopies that sit over the tops of trailers and redirect rain run-off that can cause slippery conditions on the loading dock
* Are you aware of anyone in the company asking someone on the loading dock
to destroy, conceal, backdate or postdate documents?
A smoothly functioning loading dock
system not only enhances supply chain performance, it helps companies reach productivity goals and gain a competitive edge.
Here are some steps to consider to make your loading dock
a safer, more efficient part of your building.
At the loading dock
, a drive-through application is known as the gold standard for cleanliness in the pharmaceutical industry.
Brian Mattingly, director of bottling and warehousing for Maker's Mark, took the lead in the system upgrade process, searching for better ways to secure trailers at the loading dock
and minimize jolts to lift truck operators as they entered and exited trailers.
Starting from outside the temperature controlled loading dock
and moving our way in, let's take a look at some technologies and specialized dock equipment available to address these concerns and ensure that your operation remains highly productive, compliant and sustainable.
Increasing efficiency at the loading dock
cuts costs in terms of reducing the number of loading docks
required in a facility and ensuring assets are used as economically as possible.
ZCY Trading, an importer/exporter of general merchandise, plans to renovate the warehouse to accommodate offices, additional loading docks
and a wholesale retail showroom.
The G-Flex Universal Door is an alternative solution for sectional loading dock
doors that have continuous problems with door damage, while allowing you to configure a door specifically for your application.