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How Can I Future Proof my Business using Pallet Racking?

Article added Friday October 24th, 2014

The needs of your businesses are changing all the time. It is important to be able to move quickly and adapt. This is incredibly important when planning your warehousing and stock storage. The requirements of your warehouse or distribution centre storage space will invariably change over time. It is vital to look beyond short term storage needs and to design systems that reduce picking times and make the best use of available space. The nature of goods stored at your facility may change. You may find you need to store different types, sizes or weights of stock or that your sales grow and the volume of stock increases. It is therefore imperative to plan for the future. If you out-grow your current storage space the capital costs involved in investing in new property and the inconvenience of using third party storage can be very damaging to your business.

Maximising Use of Warehouse Space

One of the best ways to future proof your warehouse is to plan for optimum use of space when at full capacity. In this way you can make the most economical use of available space.

  • Reduce costs
  • Save Space
  • Time
  • Safety
  • ROI
  • Supply Chain Efficiency

It is important to make use of all available space when planning to maximise your storage capacity. Consider the ceiling height, usable floor space, the possibility of installing mezzanine flooring, and the type of pallet racking you want to use.

Adaptable

Whichever storage solution you then choose for your warehouse or distribution centre also needs to be adaptable to your future needs. Your storage infrastructure will need to be flexible enough to be adjusted to accommodate any significant sales growth in the future. One of the simplest ways to future proof your warehousing needs is to use adjustable pallet racking

Which Storage Solution to Use?

The most flexible form of storage solution chosen by large warehousing operations is invariably pallet racking. It is a form of modular shelving and racking that can be easily altered and adapted as business changes or grows.

There are a variety of types of adjustable pallet racking that will enable you to use maximise your storage space, speed up throughput and allow for your changing future needs, providing optimum equipping even when requirements change.

  • Adjustable beam pallet racking – Adjustable beam pallet racking is highly adaptable and can be reconfigured easily to house different sizes of stock. It is a series of beams attached to frames. It is available in Wide Aisle and Narrow Aisle configurations.
  • Wide aisle – Wide aisle pallet racking is the most popular form of racking and the most widely used for palletised loads. It requires no specialised handling equipment. It allows fast throughput and ease of loading and unloading.
  • Narrow aisle – Narrow aisle pallet racking is a perfect space saving option for warehouses with limited floor space. It helps to maximise storage capacity to every pallet and allows quick order picking straight from the racking.

If you plan your storage solution correctly you will future proof your business from the need for further large investments in the years to come.

Pallet Racket Systems Ltd has the experience and expertise to help you to plan and install a pallet racket solution for your Warehouse or Distribution Centre. Contact us to discuss your requirements.