Warehouse Optimization With an Efficient Pallet Rack System

by Art Gib of Pallet Rack Unlimited ( 22-Jul-2010 )

In today's volatile economic environment, it has never been more essential to maximize every business resource to maintain a profitable bottom line. From maximizing the utilization of space to minimize property and rental costs to maximizing employee time and efficiency to minimize labor costs, every penny counts. Nowhere do both of these factors intertwine more than in the warehouse setting, where design and functionality can determine the overall profitability of a company in space and personnel efficiency as well as superior customer service.

A well designed and organized warehouse environment allows for safe storage of merchandise and the navigational efficiency for staff to quickly locate called-for merchandise, retrieve it, and deliver it to the point of shipping or pick-up. With square footage at a cost premium, storing “up” is significantly less expensive that storing “out” requiring the ability to safely store and retrieve even large, heavy-weight items at heights. The traditional pallet rack system remains the industry standard for optimizing warehouse space and operations, accommodating of most any type of merchandise.

The pallet rack system streamlines warehouse operations allowing for efficient moving and stacking of merchandise on pallets that are easily handled with forklifts. Products that arrive at the warehouse on a pallet can be off-loaded from the truck and moved to a pallet rack in one simple step, minimizing handling. Merchandise to be shipped can simply be retrieved on the pallet and loaded directly onto the truck. When products are removed from pallets to be sold, the pallets are reusable, making pallet racks the most used and cost-efficient warehouse system available.

Of the pallet racks currently on the market, the teardrop pallet rack is among the most popular. Easily assembled and quickly adjusted when needed, its strength can withstand the abuse of being hit with forklifts making it the most cost-effective system in the long term. Heavy-duty teardrop pallet racks can withstand weights up to 35,000 pounds. The teardrop pallet rack system can be designed for the particular needs of any warehouse, used with narrow aisle and selective storage, allowing every pallet to be immediately accessible for time and money savings.

Warehouse pallet racking, forklifts, metal shelving, and most any other warehouse and material handling equipment can be purchased used to save considerable money when setting up a new warehouse, expanding a warehouse, or replacing old equipment. Companies are constantly going out of business, consolidating warehouses, or upgrading their equipment, selling their used warehouse equipment at tremendously reduced prices. Streamlining a warehouse with an efficient, used pallet racking system is an affordable option to improving the bottom line.


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