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Types of High Value Items in the Warehouse

Types of High Value Items in the Warehouse

Some of the known, highly desirable and frequently targeted items in warehouses include;

  • Alcohol  
  • Tools and instruments 
  • Electronics or electrical components
  • Medication or pharmaceuticals 
  • Cannabis or marijuana in medical or recreational dispensaries 
  • Jewellery 
  • Firearms or ammunition 

Methods for Securing High-Value Inventory in a Warehouse

  • Store it in upper bay storage rack slots
  • Store valuable inventory or tools in security cages
  • Make your rack secure
  • Utilize modular storage
  • Use smaller cages
  • Consider automation
  • Track worker traffic
  • Lay out storage zones for access control

McKenna’s Four Principles for Food Grade Storage

  • Sanitation Schedule

The entire facility must be tidy and cleaned properly at all times. Documentation is required for any housekeeping or cleaning performed within the warehouse, and these records need to be readily available for viewing.

  • Personal Training and Hygiene

Every person employed in a food grade storage warehouse is required to wash their hands thoroughly with soap supplied by the company. This must be done in a sink that is hygienic dry system equipped. Records must be kept and updated on everything related to new employee training in certain areas, including crisis and incident management, quality awareness, personal hygiene, and food safety.

  • Lot Traceability 

To ensure inventory rotates on a “first in, first out” basis, there must be an in-house system to trace product date and lot codes.

  • Pest Control

Any pest control routine changes or updates need to be reported every three months. The perimeter of the warehouse is where control substances are placed to prevent ants, birds, insects, rodents, or any other type of animal from entering the premises.