One of the crucial things that you must put into consideration when designing your warehouse is a perfect storage system. A storage system that is well-functional and organized is a smart investment to make.
Depending on how a storage system fits into your warehouse, it can either improve or reduce your work efficiency. Some types of warehouse storage systems include:
Pallet racking storage systems are suitable for large and busy warehouses. They are metal or wood made to provide flexibilities and visibility in inventory that comes in large carton boxes. Depending on the height, the boxes are arranged into the pallets racks using forklifts or hoisting cranes.
Categories of pallet racking depending on weight requirements include carton flow, cantilever, drive-through, drive-in, and pushback racking systems, among others. You can choose either a light duty racking system, medium or heavy-duty racking system depending on the weight of your store items.
Static shelving stays in one place. It holds items that are lightweight and require continuous replenishment with time.
They are not compatible with forklifts and are typically for storage systems that require manual inventory. If you have a more massive warehouse, invest in a vast Eonmetall shelving system that can handle more weight with higher elevation configurations.
Mobile shelving is similar to static shelving only that it is an adjustable storage system and holds more items in less space. In mobile shelving, cabinets are placed on rail or carriage systems, eliminating static aisles and improving productivity through a more accessible inventory. It is possible to install, even with limited space.
Mobile shelving incorporates level tracks that can either be mechanized or manual. It can even be equipped with locks to control reckless access to inventory.
Mezzanine flooring is space-efficient and capable storage system if you have the resources and if your warehouse design allows for it. Mezzanine flooring is a floor conducted above the main warehouse floor.
It has customizable features such a lighting, conveyors and lift systems.
Multi-pier racking utilizes vertical space. It is ideal for storage of large stocks of goods that have small sizes. You can add or remove tiers depending on your space requirements.
In most cases, multi-tier racking offers a solution to lightweight items that are manually picked and organized. If you want to make the most space out of multi-tier racking, strategically organize each tier and densely store the items. However, check weight limits and ceiling to rack height compliance guidelines.
Mezzanine wiring is a high tech option in which wire partitions are on the other end of the spectrum. These are strategically placed wire cages meant to be installed and dismantled quickly.
Items that need exceptional security stay within the wired partitions. They can also be useful in housing makeshift temporary managers who work on the floor.