Maximize Usable Storage Space with Vertical Storage Systems
Warehouse management is all about effective use of space. Upright pallet racks provide an excellent way to maximize space economy and manage inventory, making access to your supplies much easier. Quicker access means time saved and time saved means money saved, especially when dealing with a large warehouse space.
No matter what size the warehouse is, using vertical storage systems will greatly improve efficiency and profits. The options available are varied and robust, providing many options for to choose from. The high visibility and easy retrieval of this type makes vertical storage an ideal solution for crowded or poorly organized warehouses.
Why Use Vertical Storage Systems?
Vertical storage and warehouses are virtually synonymous in the contemporary warehousing industry. Long ago, managers found that to better manage the floor and have access to resources, vertical storage simply made more sense, being both more efficient and easier to upkeep.
This allows the warehouse manager to optimize floor space, which is important for ensuring the timely retrieval and storage of supply. Furthermore, it means that fewer people are required to load and unload, since, in most cases, a single employee can do so while operating a forklift.
Asserting that pallet racks are simply better is fine, but the question regarding how to assess your space and budget for a vertical storage system remains unanswered. The process is much simpler than most people realize.
First and foremost, assess your loads. Measure the dimensions of the pallet when loaded with product, including the pallet in your measurements. Be sure to weigh the fully loaded pallets so you can find a system with the appropriate capacity. An underestimate will put you are in a dangerous position. An overestimate will force you to overpay.
Now it is important to measure how much storage space you want. How tall the uprights are, how wide the beams, and the spacing between racks and the levels of their shelves, are all going to determine what your system will look like. Make sure to include the turning radius of your forklift in your calculations to allow ample room for maneuverability.
This information will help a warehouse manager to decide how many shelves each unit will have and what size uprights and beams to purchase. When designing your warehouse upgrade, be sure to remember that a single upright can connect two units, you still have to think horizontally even when planning vertical storage!
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