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In the logistics industry, efficiency is key. Your business reputation depends on how fast orders can be fulfilled for customers, through production, storage, and transportation.

It’s surprising, then, that logistics firms and warehouses are still relying on outdated and inadequate tools in their fulfillment centers. For example, too many still use physical signage throughout their sites, to help employees navigate to the right products and stay safe.

But these days, there’s a better way. That’s why we want to introduce you to digital warehouse aisle signage. Instead of physical signs that need to be continually replaced, digital signs can support your teams to work more productively and sustainably into the future. In short, manufacturing digital signage can help you and your employees better deliver on your customers’ expectations—and stay ahead of your competition. In this article, we’ll show you how it works, and we’ll introduce you to how signage from Yodeck makes it all easy.

What is Warehouse Aisle Signage?

Warehouse aisle signage is the industry’s name for all the signs that help warehouse operations run smoothly. These are the signs that are distributed across your facility to help employees navigate, stay safe, and collect the information they need to do their jobs.

In this way, effective signage is a key element of operational efficiency in warehouses. Without it, your facility will grind to a halt. But there are ways to upgrade that signage to enjoy even greater benefits. 

We’ll get onto how to secure added benefits with digital signage a little later, but first, it’s worth considering why effective warehouse signage is so important for your productivity.

How Warehouse Aisle Signage Boosts Productivity

There are four fundamental ways that effective signage improves the performance of your warehouse teams. 

  • It helps them find products more quickly. The faster your staff can pick items for distribution, the better your business will perform. Clear and easy-to-read manufacturing information displays can help make their job easier—for the benefit of your bottom line too. 
  • Make product selection simpler with easy-read barcodes. Large barcodes are typically hung in the warehouse above products or on the floor so that operatives can easily scan them when picking products. Production display boards save time by ensuring that employees don’t need to search for barcode labels on the products themselves.
  • You’ll improve navigation and wayfinding. It’s not just products that your staff need to find. With high staff turnover in the logistics industry, wayfinding digital signage can help new and temporary workers find their way to whatever they need around your facility. 
  • Provide safety and emergency information. Whether it’s wayfinding signage to emergency exits or signs highlighting safety protocols, clear visual information is crucial in helping operatives stay safe.

While many people take signage for granted, it’s doing a lot that makes your business run efficiently. But apart from aisle signs, there are some other types of warehouse signs that you may be obliged to display.

What other signs are required in a warehouse?

Warehouse signage isn’t just about making life easier for operatives. It’s often about making work safe too. As a result, warehouses are often obliged to use certain types of signs, which will likely depend on which territories you’re operating in. 

For example, in the US, you’ll need to follow the guidelines set out by OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They provide detailed information on the types and specifications of signage you’ll need to use, including:

  • Forklift and heavy machinery warning signs. Warehouses are places where heavy vehicles are often in use. Clear signage will help your operatives keep this in mind.
  • Biological hazard warnings. If your warehouse is storing hazardous material, employees should be informed. 
  • Emergency exits. In an emergency, operatives need to know the fastest route out of the building. 
  • Caution, warning, and danger signs. OSHA outlines three types of safety signage reflecting different levels of risk. These will need to conform to very precise design specifications in terms of sign size, color, and shape.

Ultimately, your warehouse signage should make your facility easy to navigate and safe. That will benefit the productivity of your business as well as the well-being of your workforce.

You Can Do More with Digital Warehouse Signage

Now you know what you’re obliged to display across your facility. But to really reap the productivity benefits, there’s so much more you can do with your warehouse aisle signs. 

With Yodeck’s digital warehouse signage, you can fulfill your obligations while boosting team morale and motivation. In fact, there’s no limit at all to what you can display with Yodeck. 

Here are just some of the things you can do with digital signage to improve the lives of your operatives.

  • Spotlight high-performing employees. Your warehouse operatives work hard to meet your business goals and your customers’ expectations. With digital signage, you can recognize the great work they’re doing. If there are certain employees who are going above and beyond, give them the recognition they deserve. It can boost employee morale, secure better performance, and prevent staff turnover. Interestingly enough, one study by Glassdoor found that 50% of staff would stay in a job if they felt more appreciated by their bosses. 
  • Welcome new staff members. If you’re starting work in a new facility, it can be hard to get familiar with your colleagues. Welcoming them on your digital signage will help existing employees get to know them better—and show that you care.
  • Display targets, productivity, and performance. If your company or logistic teams are working toward particular business goals, why not display those targets across your facility with real-time manufacturing KPI dashboards? Setting clear goals and displaying performance metrics across an organization can boost morale and improve productivity. 
  • Share company-wide information. Digital screens can also be used to deliver key company information to staff wherever they are across the site. For example, if there’s an upcoming training session or event, informing staff about it on screens can boost participation.
  • Deliver extra information that’s useful to employees. Digital displays in the workplace can be put to work to share information that’s not directly related to your business operations. Help employees get home with public transport or rideshare information, or entertain them in the break room with educational or informative content.

With Yodeck’s digital signage, you can do all of this and more. Simply upload any content you want onto our content management system (CMS) and you’ll deliver the important messages your operatives need wherever they are in your facility. 

This way, you’ll improve productivity and alignment even further, while encouraging safety compliance and preventing injury. For example, one study found that clear digital signage can reduce the risk of injury at work by 20%.

Put Yodeck’s Digital Signage to Use in Your Warehouse

At Yodeck, we make digital signage easy. That’s why we’ve built a versatile and intuitive system that can help your logistics brand get started right away. 

Here’s all you need to do to make your digital warehouse aisle signs a reality.

1. Set up a Yodeck account

To kick off, simply set up an account with Yodeck. You’ll have access to everything you need to build clear, compliant, and visually appealing digital signs. 

Explore our content management system totally free of charge. You’ll find all the apps, templates, and visuals to build effective signs. Your first screen will always be free, even when you’re ready to scale up to many more displays.

2. Drag and drop content into your playlist

When you’re ready to start building your displays, all you have to do is drag and drop into our CMS. Our system is compatible with all media, from PowerPoints to videos directly streamed from YouTube.

Of course, you don’t have to worry about creating your own media if your creative team doesn’t have the capacity. Simply use Yodeck’s templates—from KPI dashboards to event announcements to social media feeds.

Don’t forget to add apps to provide extra information to your operatives. Import bus timetables, Google Calendars, and much more, all with a single click.

3. Start sharing your digital signage

Once you’ve created what you want to display, it’s time to start showing it on your screen. It’s easy. All you’ll need is a monitor and the Yodeck player, which makes any monitor compatible with our CMS.

Yodeck: Unbeatably Easy Digital Signage

There’s nowhere you’ll find digital warehouse signage easier than at Yodeck. 

  • Deploy as many screens as you want. There’s no limit to the number of digital displays you can use. Remember, the first one is always free. 
  • Control your content remotely. Forget about manually updating your signs one by one. With Yodeck, you can manage all of your digital signs at once, from a single device.
  • Plug and play setup. With your Yodeck account, a Yodeck player, and your monitor, you’re ready to start reaping the benefits.