The past few years have seen changes and challenges that continue to impact warehouses and companies focused on logistics, distribution, or production. First, it was Brexit, which resulted in many companies stocking up on goods, filling warehouse racking to breaking point. Then it was the Coronavirus pandemic, which led to an increasing number of retailers turning to eCommerce, further straining warehouse resources.
With warehouse racking in the UK still running close to capacity, meeting demand becomes increasingly tricky for warehouse management. If your warehouse has pallet racking, you will need to improve your space, productivity, and efficiency to meet the challenge.
So, how do you go about maximising the efficiency of your warehouse space?
If you already have pallet racking, you will need to consider aspects such as storage density, pick selectivity, and space consumption to make the most of your space. Your racking review should:
If you are introducing pallet racking for the first time or need to replace a racking system to improve your warehouse storage, your options include:
Reviewing and renewing processes is something all businesses need to do. By working with a pallet racking consultancy, you can investigate if your existing processes can be optimised to improve performance and productivity. The best solution might be introducing a First In, First Out (FIFO), or Last In, First Out (LIFO) process flow.
Maybe a pallet shuttle system will provide the faster handling you need. Perhaps it will be changing the layout, introducing more efficient processes, or purchasing a higher-density good quality second-hand shelving or pallet racking system.