Poor air quality can affect a warehouse operation in three different areas
1. Warehouse Processes
In Warehouse facilities, automated picking lines are becoming the norm, these often involve scanning systems that help sort products while also inputting the information into their inventory management system. Dust Particles build up not only on the automated scanning machines (Which hinders the automated scanning process) but also builds up on the inventory packaging.
2. Product Quality
Key to any warehouse facilities operation is ensuring that products are dispatched to as high a standard as possible. Poor air quality can lead to a build-up of dust particles on boxes and products that can lead to a return of goods and a poor company image
3. Employee health and Welfare
Poor air quality can often affect employee health and lead to high rates of absenteeism. With lower workforce numbers, shipping can be delayed as the man power needed is no longer available