Storage and Material Handling Solutions for 3PL Companies

3PL companies are often considered a ‘one-stop shop’ for their customers. Between providing a storage solution for their operation, preparing materials for transport, and getting products picked and shipped on-time, you’ve got a lot to do to help your customer’s operation succeed.

That’s why we’ve put together this page that contains all resources relevant to you, a 3PL company. Consider this your one-stop for answers to all your material handling and storage questions.

If you don’t find the exact answer you’re looking for, or have questions regarding specific content you read, fill out the contact form or give us a call at 800-252-5955. One of our material handling specialists will be happy to help you.

More About REB's Solutions for 3PL Companies

REB Storage Systems is considered in the material handling industry as an integrator, meaning we manage your project from conception to completion. First, we present you and your customers with various storage solutions to advance the efficiency of your customer’s operation. Once this is finalized, we make it all come together by arranging all deliveries, providing a professional installation, and conducting a final walk through with your team and, if required, the Village Inspector.

Trying to close a deal? REB can work with your sales team to help close it by presenting with you to your prospect a storage layout specific to their operation. Presenting an optimal design has a proven ability to help your prospect visualize themselves and the success of their operation in your building, increasing the chances of them deciding on your company.

Rack Supported Mezzanine System

Increase Storage Density with a Rack Supported Mezzanine System

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.
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FIFO Rack Systems

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.
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When to Use Last-in, First-out Storage (LIFO)

Last-in, first-out (LIFO) is a type of inventory management that allows inventory placed into a rack system last to be removed first. Last-in, first-out storage is most often used for goods with a long shelf life or those held in large quantities.

Warehouse Product Flow Options

Your warehouse product flow determines your overall productivity and efficiency. When designing the overall layout of your warehouse the shipping and receiving placement should be evaluated and chosen based on your available space, product throughput needs, and available resources.

Pallet Rack Repair: How It Works

Through the course of normal operations, storage rack frames can be damaged by forklifts and other material handling equipment. Damaged frames have a reduced capacity and present a serious risk of collapse and personal injury. A collapse can also damage merchandise, adjacent building structures and equipment.

How 3PL and In-House Operations Compare

Looking to outsource your inventory? This article compares 3PL and in-house operations by outlining the advantages and disadvantages of utilizing a 3PL.
Static vs Dynamic Storage Systems

How a Dynamic Racking System Can Advance Your Operation

Are you looking to implement a storage system that can slash labor and equipment costs up to 75%? Dynamic racking systems allow products to move via gravity to the pick face, resulting in higher storage density, easier restocking and less travel times.

Warehouse Storage Solutions Explained

There are a number of warehouse storage solutions out there, and while a couple of these may ‘work’ for your operation, there’s likely one that is the most beneficial. Identifying and utilizing the ideal solution will ensure optimized density and selectivity, increasing efficiency and ultimately profits.
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Maximize Your 3PL Warehouse with These Three Elements

In order to grow profits and have your 3PL warehouse run efficiently, you must make the most of your warehouse space. To maximize operations to increase efficiency, workflow and output, consider these elements.
Rack Supported Structure

Support Your Operation with a Rack Supported Structure

A rack supported structure is comprised of storage systems that act as the structural support for the walls and ceiling of the facility while still providing storage. When compared to structural steel frame warehouses, the design of the rack supported warehouse offers a higher storage density.

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Brian Dubin

All Products Automotive, Inc.

“We have been a customer for over 15 years. REB offers a good selection of products at great prices. They are an excellent source of materials along with suggestions and information on a variety of storage issues."

Bruce Moulton

Harrington Industrial Plastics

“REB is by far my favorite vendor, the customer service and dedication to making sure every order is complete and on time. Fantastic communication, and an absolute pleasure to work with.”

Gary Rothschild

Epko Industries

“First time customer and REB provided excellent service and competitive pricing. Would use them again.”

Elliot Sneen

Cabernet Corporation

“Great customer service with an accurate storage system!”

Richard Steed

Pacific Storage Company

“We have used REB Storage Systems for a number of years and will continue to do so in the years to come. Their entire staff are wonderful to work with and provide a seamless installation from beginning to end. Their focus to detail and quality installation has been a valuable resource to our company.”

Tom Beckermann

Felling Trailers Inc.

“REB Storage Systems provides a high quality product with the best customer service in the industry, no matter the volume of products we buy.”

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