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When you have large numbers of orders leaving your warehouse daily, having order picker rack that is right for your SKU characteristics and picking process is important. The right rack system will ensure an efficient operation.
As a business grows, additional space is needed to accommodate this expansion. Unfortunately, adding on to a building or moving to a new building is often an expensive investment that can halt operations for an extended period. One way to add space to your building while avoiding an addition is a rack supported mezzanine system, also known as a mezzanine racking system. They are a cost-effective solution that add additional capacity to a warehouse or distribution center by utilizing vertical space.
Many warehouses and distribution centers face the issue of outgrowing their facility. When a business has a production line or has heavy traffic in the shipping and receiving departments, storage space is vital. A warehouse mezzanine can be added to the space to increase storage, which is a more affordable option than renovating or relocating to a larger facility.
First-in, first-out, or FIFO, is a type of inventory management that allows inventory placed into a rack system first to be removed first. FIFO rack systems are ideal for customers requiring rapid stock rotation, have a high turnover rate for inventory, or store items with expiration dates. For example, FIFO food storage applications allows for constant product movement, safeguarding that no inventory spoils or goes to waste.
Semi-automated material handling systems are a great alternative to full warehouse automation. Semi-automated systems will allow your operation to maintain competitiveness without investing as much as you would with full automation.
Coolers and freezers present unique storage challenges. Because of cold temperatures and limited space, using the right type of racking can make or break your operation (literally). Read to understand which types of racking is right for your cooler or freezer.