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Organizing Electronics And Technical Storage

by Candice Lopez

If your business relies on an Information Technology (IT) department, technical inspection department, or any business process that requires using and storing electronics on a regular basis, what kind of storage solutions do you use? Does everything go into a random set of drawers and file cabinets that are good enough for the job, or do you have a storage system that fits your business needs completely? If you need a better storage organization system, or don't know what to expect in storage solutions, here are a few ideas that could boost business efficiency with just a few containers.

Ease Of Access And Organization

The IT department is a good example of high value small parts in a sensitive area. Many computer components such as processors, random access memory (RAM) modules/sticks, and different interface cards need to be available in bulk for many businesses to prepare efficient repairs or upgrades as needed.

Some parts can be ordered when a major failure happens, but having some backup components can mean the difference between entire days of lost work versus the time it takes to grab a part and install it. Stackable plastic storage containers can make that happen quickly with more visual benefits than just the label.

In addition to labeling certain component drawers, technicians can get a quick, general idea of how many parts are available. Low cost spare parts can be ordered when the drawer simply looks empty, which can be helpful when some parts are used up between audit and inspection dates.

By using stackable containers, your team can be in charge of a layout the fits their efficiency. Instead of relying on file cabinet-sized storage containers with floor-level drawers that are terrible on the back and spine, containers can be place on workbenches and stacked near working areas to keep things organized and nearby without being cluttered.

Static Concerns With Electronics

Many objects can burn because of static discharge. Computer-based systems are designed to transfer data as fast as possible, and data in most modern computers is actually a precise charge of electricity. Sending static into a highly-sensitive superhighway for information may as well be a lightning bolt crashing into the building, because your video card, motherboard, or control board will be ruined.

Plastic, metal, and many other materials can generate static unless specifically designed. Thankfully, all you need to do is speak with a container specialist and express your concerns for an electronics-friendly design. You could either set up a delivery of anti-static bags to protect the objects, or request a container made of conductive materials that absorb and dissipate the static charge.

Contact an organization and storage container professional to figure out what kinds of containers and material types are best for your business.