With the present financial challenges faced by many companies today, businesses are searching for cost and time-effective ways to run their daily operations. There is a great need for more efficient and safe storage of your products, as this is essential for the growth of your business.
One common thing among retail stores, distributors and manufacturers’ warehouses is that they all have the need to display their products – whether finished or raw materials. Easy and quick access to these materials helps to improve efficiency, save time and increase productivity. These benefits combine to give you an edge over competitors as well as help to keep your company in top shape.
Pallet Racks Systems are beneficial in:
- Manufacturing Settings: Suitable for the storage of raw materials, spare parts or finished goods.
- Warehouse/Distribution companies: Racks may be used for complex order picking or simple pallet storage
- Retail Shops: Ideal for storage and display of products
- Archive and Record Storage: Racks aid space utilization for efficient record storage and with ease of access.
Selecting the most Suitable Pallet Racks For Your need
Selective Pallet Racks
This seems to be the most common and versatile design. It offers easy access to items, providing good use of floor space and easy loading and unloading of products. This is ideal for activities that deal with personal and businesses storage of a wide variety of goods.
Pallet Flow Pallet Racks
This is a first-in-first-out system. It is designed to save floor space and labor by offering high-density storage with several order picking levels. It is suitable for the storage of perishable goods.
Push Back Pallet Racks
Unlike the Pallet Flow Pallet Racks, this is a first-in/last out system tailored for large multi-product storage which helps to minimize required space and at the same time, providing excellent selective options
Drive-thru/Drive-in Pallet Racks
They are suitable for storage of large quantity of similar products.
Drive-In pallet racks: this is a first-in-first-out flow system that allows you get easy access to your products from either the front or back of the aisles.
Carton Flow Pallet Racks – this first-in-first-out flow system is suitable for operations demanding huge volume of picking order. The system is designed in a way that products are loaded through the back and picked at the front.
Cantilever Pallet Racks: This system is designed with a number of arms for storage of long and bulky goods.
Benefits of Pallet Racks
- Efficient space utilization, better flow of operations and increase in productivity
- More effective inventory control and management
- Improved accuracy in order picking operations
- Improved on-time and full delivery
- Greater product security
- Reduced cost of labor
- Increased safety of workers
- Enhanced workplace layout and appearance
With the several pallet rack systems available for warehouse operators to select from, you have to determine the most suitable system for your needs and then design it to fit your facility and specific needs. You will have to consider the height of your warehouse, available floor space, pallet weight and size as well as the dimension of your pallet jack and forklift to determine the height and width of your racking system. You will be walking the path of improving the productivity of your warehouse operations by organizing your facility with a suitable racking system.