There are many warehouse rack and shelving solutions available, each designed to be utilized with different storage applications.
Racking comes in a variety of sizes, capacities, and configurations. It can used independently or linked together to form a rack system. When selecting rack and shelving, it is vital to consider the physical characteristics of your product such as:
- Method of loading and unloading
Equally important, however, are non-physical considerations. The popularity of the product is important in that highly active product must be stored in such a way that it is readily accessible and in sufficient volume to meet activity requirements. Unique product must always be accessible since it is the only SKU of its kind in a given facility, whereas multiple loads of the same SKU do not require that all loads be readily accessible.
Lastly, the storage and picking methodology affects the storage mediums. Product stored in a forward pick area will normally use a different storage medium than product used as backup storage. Forward pick areas have high degrees of picking activity, so the storage medium must compliment that. Backup storage tends to be handled in larger unit volumes and therefore has lower and different storage needs.
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