How Do Color-Coded Bins Improve Efficiency?

Here’s a quick tip for using material handling equipment to improve efficiency at work: if all supply rooms in your facility are set up and color coded the same, it will be much easier for staff to find parts and supplies in your storage bins much faster!

A color code system can be developed using different bin colors or different color labels on the front of your stackable plastic bins. You can use existing color code charts (such as Industrial or Healthcare Color Code Charts created by Akro-Mils), or you can create your own!

color coding storage bins

Bart Eggert is Product Line Manager for Akro-Mils, a North American leader in storage, organization and transport products. For more information on Akro-Mils’ full line of products, visit