Advantages of industrial shelving to save warehouse space
If you are facing space constraints, industrial shelving can take up little space and help keep your warehouse organized. Shelves are placed one on top of the other so that more items can be stored without taking up too much space. Access is significantly easy and warehouse personnel can find things in short time. Industrial shelving is also the best option for offices, hospitals and stores since they can effectively complement other storage systems. The best material for industrial shelving is steel because it offers the advantages of stability and durability over other materials. As protection from corrosion and scratches, steel shelving is protected by powder coating. Some types of steel shelving have wheels which make them mobile. It is easy to transfer their location to areas where storage is necessary.
How to organize industrial shelving
Choose the right type of storage shelves that is suitable for your product. If you cannot find shelving systems that can address your requirements, you can have it customized so that it can accommodate more products in varying sizes and weights. Create labels for product categories. For example, if you are a supplier of promotional materials, you can create labels to identify promo t-shirts, promo umbrellas, promo mugs and promo pens and decide which of the shelves will contain each specific item. It also makes sense to create an inventory process like FIFO or first in, first out so that if you need to fulfill an order you will avoid sending your client items that have been sitting on the shelves for a long time. Remember that there are items that may decrease in price and desirability like promo pens. Always evaluate the layout from time to time so as to determine whether you need to make changes or if there is a need for a different storage system like pallet racking.
Storage option in pallet racking
Pallets are essential in every warehouse storage system. Selective pallet racking is the most economical option because it can accommodate pallets of different sizes and weights. It can also be used in conjunction with a forklift system or material handling equipment. However, the best benefit of using selective pallet racking is efficient floor utilization. There is also ease of accessibility on the pallets. For large quantities of goods for storage, there are other pallet systems that can address the need. For example the drive-in or double access system consists of several continuous lanes of racking with a single loading and retrieval aisle to ensure efficient stock rotation.