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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.
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.
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.
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.
Ask yourself: where are your pickers getting hung up? Oftentimes, little things that are slowing pickers down can be attributed to not using the right pick cart. With an understanding of the range of options out there, you’re sure to find the cart type, or types, that will ease the picking process for your employees…
This pick module illustrates how carton flow, pallet flow and selective rack are integrated together with a mezzanine and conveyor system to save floor space, increase picking times and provide a seamless order fulfillment process.
In order to maximize box storage without comprising adherence to fire codes, REB designed an order picker system with unique flue keeper and mid-span carton stop features. Learn how this solution ended up saving this records storage company over $300K and additional 20% savings on shelf material costs in this month's case study.
The racking system in your warehouse facility serves as the entire framework for your operation. This comparison chart shows the advantages to each racking system and how they compare to each other in terms of density, selectivity, product volume and cost.
In this case study you will learn how REB designed a layout option to maximize a manufacturer's vertical storage for their new building expansion. This project was divided into two phases and consisted of selective, carton flow and cantilever racking systems to allow for storage of varying sizes to be easily accessed for faster picking.