Our previous issue was dedicated to warehousing FM — its scope, scale, features and the technology, machines, chemicals and tools used to service such facilities. What remained unsaid, yet innately understood, is that since warehouses store a mind-boggling range of goods from toothpicks to trucks, every warehouse is unique, and requires an individualised FM approach.
Focusing the spotlight on two specific types of warehouses — those which store food grains and those that stock automotive spare parts, FM in warehousing can vary, depending upon business needs. Warehouse FM heads lay down the laws of housekeeping according to statutory regulations and company policies; it is up to service providers to understand the core business and the nature of the product, to devise SOPs tailored to requirements. In the pages ahead, we feature stakeholders from both sides. Pest management is no less a critical component, and so are temperature & humidity to robots & dashboards… Mrigank Warrier weaves a story putting all these aspects together. Read on.