Pallet racking is a fantastic storage solution for warehouses; however are you currently using your racking system to its full effectiveness. Could you get more out of your warehouse storage solution?
Getting The Most Out Of Your Warehouse Storage – 5 Tips To Help
Not sure if your racking storage system is currently the best suited system for your needs? Here are 5 tips to give you a helping hand.
- Choose The Right Type Of Pallet Racking
With regards to storage solutions, it's imperative that you choose the system best suited to your storage needs. If your warehouse is suffering from poor workplace efficiency, perhaps you're not currently utilising the best suited system and as such your warehouse could benefit from a different racking system? Perhaps even a combination of systems is required?
When considering if your current system is appropriate for your needs, consider the type of goods and stock keeping units that you store, consider the size and weight of the pallets, and measure the amount of physical space available for the installation itself. It can also be very helpful to check the speed of picking and make note of the type of handling equipment used.
However, if you are unsure if the current system utilised by your business is best suited to your needs, don't worry because our warehouse storage specialists will be happy to provide assistance and help you to select the right racking system for your business.
- Optimise Your Aisle Space
When looking for ways to get the most out of the available space in your warehouse, one of the first things you should consider is the physical space between each rack. The aisles should have enough space for your employees to comfortably move between the racks and operate appropriate machinery such as forklifts, however too much aisle space could result in a less optimised warehouse environment.
- Convert Pallet Racks To Suit Your Needs
Many businesses utilise pallet racks for tasks such as inventory picking, however you could convert your racks to suit specific needs. For example, you could modify some racks to be smaller, allowing for easier daily picking, whereas modifying racks with larger capacity to be used for overflow storage, allowing you to make better use out of your warehouse space.
- Keep A Look Out For Unused Space
It isn't always possible to do so, however a great way to maximise your storage abilities is to look for rooms that are not being utilised correctly, if at all.
This isn't just limited to rooms. When maximising the space of a warehouse, it's important to include some 'out of the box' or 'out of the warehouse' thinking. Consider adding racks to the underside of mezzanines, or perhaps over doors. There are numerous places in a warehouse with empty space that may currently be overlooked. When you see empty space, stop and think “could this be a storage opportunity?".
- Ensure Regular Racking Maintenance Is Carried Out
From time to time; racking can get damaged, for example as a result of an impact with a fork lift truck. If your racking is damaged, it is crucial that swift maintenance is carried out. The P&D Projects racking repairs team are very familiar with different pallet rack manufactures; including but not limited to Link 51, Apex, Dexion, Planned Storage, and Hilo. As such, they are on hand to source new components, replace, and repair any damaged pallet racking
Pallet Racking Services From P&D Projects
We can provide a wide range of systems including warehouse pallet racking and the installation of link 51 racking. The most popular method of designing a pallet system is a wide aisle solution. This provides ample space for fork lift trucks to operate and allows for 100% immediate and unrestricted access to each pallet.
In addition to designing racking systems, we can also provide solutions for relocation. Our relocation team can assist your business to help make your relocation as smooth as possible. We will organise the dismantling and reinstallation of your existing racking, and where needed, we will add new components to extend the height and reconfigure the system in order to best suit the new warehouse environment.
Contact Our Team Today To Make An Enquiry
If you are searching for an installation service, relocation service, or if you require maintenance for your current racking system, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the friendly staff at P&D Projects.
If you would like to speak to a member of our team, please give us a call on 01344 623100. However, if you would prefer to get in touch with a member of staff using the internet, please send any questions you have to us by email. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, you can also contact our team by filling out our contact form, which is located on our Contact Us page.