How an Efficient Loading Dock System Keeps the Supply Chain Moving in New York

May 2020 Article 1 ohdnewjersey - Loading Dock System

Do you know how were you able to get your food on the table? Not just how you bought that food from a grocery store or any food establishment, but the know-how of the supply chain processes involved? Unknowingly to most Americans, the food supply chain system is a highly complicated system that involves processing and manufacturing to distribution, also applies to other areas of applications such as beverages, pharmaceuticals, and our daily necessities.

Nowadays, loading dock companies across the United States are upgrading their warehouses in compliance with new governmental regulations as being imposed. Besides, other companies are taking in advance a step further by anticipating future regulations like safety, security, and loading dock issues to the next level by using some state-of-the-art solutions to address the efficiency in loading docks.

Most good loading dock companies like Overhead Door Company of New Jersey, a division of DuraServ, the largest distributor in the world for the leading manufacturers of dock equipment and hi-speed doors, now offers these ideas to go one better and playing ahead in the business game of loading docks.

  • Advance awareness and familiarization of government initiatives

It’s 2020, it pays well to know in advance. Be wary of federal government initiatives from agencies like Food and Drug Administration; Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service; and even the Department of Homeland Security.

Certain programs and guidelines affect the supply chain and direct certain needs to reinforce and uphold new rules and regulations.

  • Re-evaluate security systems and protocols

Most company’s think outside of the box, hiring third party consultants testing how good or bad their security systems works. They even come to the unthinkable point to let them be ‘robbed’, in that way they may know, study, and ‘feel’ the strengths, and weaknesses of their security protocols. By checking and re-evaluating your security systems you will ensure company assets such as dock levelers, restraints, loading dock lifts, loading dock seals and shelters, and HVLS fans are in good hands with peace in mind.

  • Protecting the trailers using restraints

During the unloading and loading process, use vehicle restraints to safeguard against thievery. Loading dock safety equipment like Overhead’s Serco Pit-Bull Truck Restraint Model Sl90 can be attached to the trailers to keep them separated and avoiding any trailer creeps which will lead to accidents or hazards. Another, the safety device also prevents trailer hijacking. It is connected to the facility building with an alarm system, if released without authorization the alarm sounds ‘on’ to alert the facility workers and the authorities.

  • Safeguarding facilities with seals and enclosures

Choose the right seals and enclosures to ensure it is protected from outside elements and guarding against energy loss during the loading and unloading. Overhead’s Serco S600 Dock Seal w/ fixed head pad, are the ideal choice seals that can provide a positive seal between internal and external environments, and maximum security level of protection.

  • Improve Lighting Visibility

Better visibility inside the trailer dock area will improve productivity and avoid accidents or hazards from happening. Try the High Impact LED™ Dock Light from APS Resource, which delivers a maximum light output that can be mounted remotely or easily retrofitted to existing dock arms.

  • Improve employee welfare

Comfortable employees are productive employees. Good and properly well ventilated warehouses protect the health of employees against sickness and hazardous working environments. Use Overhead’s SERCO ATEC HVLS Fans, high-volume/low-speed industrial fans to provide healthy air circulation and safeguarding the facility’s working conditions keeping employees warm and dry during cold, wet weather.

  • Use advanced technology 

Gone are the days of manual operation, using push-button loading dock levelers are the latest trends. By upgrading your loading dock equipment like Overhead’s Hydraulic Dock Levelers or Air Powered Dock Levelers, it will speed up workload efficiencies and lessen the maintenance costs, and gain big dollar savings.

While not all chain systems are created the same, an advanced and systematic approach from the start of the loading dock operation till the end process will almost always have good results of having an efficient loading dock system. Considering these systems has many factors and elements involved, knowing how, implementing, and working together systematically will improve the integrity of the overall supply chain in New York.

Overhead Door Company of Eastern New Jersey, a division of DuraServ Corp, is East Jersey’s commercial door and operator provider for industrial applications, which can help you make your loading dock system efficient and improve the company bottom line at our loading dock New York, and loading dock New Jersey.

Call us today at 609-642-4864, or through our website.

We have the technical expertise and products to make your warehouse and docks safe and efficient. Our Middlesex County branch serves as the home of many medical, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing companies. From our headquarters in Jamesburg, NJ, Overhead Door Company of Eastern New Jersey is poised to serve all of New Jersey, New York, and surrounding areas.You can make a service request or visit us personally at our service areas: New Jersey, Jamesburg, Edison, Union, Cranbury, Lakewood, South Plainfield, NJ, and New York.

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