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Efficient stock management is an essential element in a healthy business operation. The use of a winding machine contributes to the efficient management of the cables stocked in your warehouse. This is guaranteed to yield positive cost and time savings.
Efficient stock management likely is not the first thing to come to mind when you think of a cable winding machine. Yet, a winding machine can make a substantial contribution in this area. This is because the use of a winding machine to wind cables makes it possible to accurately determine the length of a cable and furthermore, the machine makes it possible to neatly store the cables.
To be able to accurately and efficiently manage your stocks it is important to have proper insight into the lengths of the cables on the stocked drums.
For example: if you operate an electrical engineering firm and your technician leaves with a fully loaded drum that he returns at the end of the day to the warehouse with a reduced number of meters of cable, you would of course like to know what is left. To find out, you can have your technician – when the drum is unrolled – measure on site the length of the cable used. In practice however, such measurements are not all that accurate, because people work fast and because measuring equipment is not always readily available. The length used up is then an estimate.
To implement accurate stock management, it is better to use a winding machine to transfer the cable on the returned drums to another stocked drum. During this process, the cable’s length is automatically and very accurately measured. This way you always know exactly what is stored on the racks in your warehouse. This makes it possible to more effectively deploy your stock and prevent a technician – due to inaccurate stock management – to accidentally set off with a cable that is too short, resulting in on-the-job delays.
Accurately measuring the cables is one thing, but without proper record-keeping this information becomes useless. You must therefore ensure that every stocked drum is recorded, preferably using digital means. This provides you with a simple and well-organised overview of the cable lengths held in stock. When the cables are released – to your customers or technicians – you can quickly see which stocked drum you need. Tip: also record where each drum is stored in the warehouse in your stock management system.
In addition to easily measuring the cables, which provides for more accurate stock management, a winding machine also contributes to more tidy storage. The use of a winding machine makes it possible to wind drums and rings more neatly and this provides for more compact storage. Cables will no longer be lying loose inside the warehouse. This is an important plus point, because a tidy warehouse increases productivity.
If you have a need for a winding machine to quickly and efficiently wind your cables, Venrooy Cable Equipment is the right place for you! But how do you know which machine is best for your company? To help you take a first step in the selection process, Venrooy Cable Equipment has developed a handy Selection Tool.