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Storage and Material Handling Solutions for Retail Backrooms and Distribution Centers

Having a retail backroom or distribution center that is easy to navigate and well-organized helps ensure overall customer satisfaction and makes stocking and inventory more efficient.

That’s why we’ve put together this page that contains all resources relevant to you, a retail 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 Retail 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 with various storage solutions to advance the efficiency of your warehouse. 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.

REB furnishes, delivers, and installs material handling and storage systems nationwide. We focus on meeting our customer’s satisfaction. Whether it involves submitting permits to the village, presenting structural analysis to secure a certificate of occupancy, or working with the Village/Fire Department, REB has the capabilities and experience.

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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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Supermarket Backroom Shelving – A Case Study

A supermarket chain required backroom shelving for numerous locations across the United States. REB supplied a rivet shelving solution to maximize their backroom storage. As a systems integrator, REB was able to store, pack and ship all inventory, resulting in time and cost savings.
Backroom Shelving

Backroom Retail Rivet Shelving – A Case Study

A home goods retail company needed to add shelving for backroom storage in their numerous locations across the United States and Canada. The design and quantities of the additional storage needed to be tailored to that location’s specifications. As a full service provider, REB handled every aspect of each project, giving the customer the convenience of utilizing one company for all materials, freight management and labor as needed. REB housed all inventory in one central location, which ensured the safe and on-time delivery of materials to each location.

How To: A Guide to Determine Pallet Rack Capacity

Pallet rack capacity is a crucial factor to the safety of your warehouse. It is important to ensure that both the racking frames and beams are designed to hold the required weight to avoid a possible collapse.  When calculating the capacity, there are several elements to take into consideration.

Don’t Let Small Parts Storage be a Big Problem With These Solutions

For companies that handle many small parts, such as nuts and bolts, a solution created specifically for small parts storage is a crucial element for organization and to help keep parts easily accessible for employees. Shelving and bins are both excellent options for small parts storage applications and can be utilized in a variety of environments including warehouses, offices, and retail stores.

Behind the Scenes: Backroom Storage Options for Retail Inventory Management

Retail stores use a backroom space to house the overflow of goods that may not fit on the allocated display shelf space. Most overflow is received directly from suppliers or distribution centers, making the store’s backroom storage indispensable. By adding shelving to this space, retailers can easily store overstocked goods, making it easier to organize inventory and accelerate stock replenishment.

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.
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Picking Process Problems – A Case Study

A beauty and personal care products distributor wanted to address picking issues they were having in their 850,000 sq. ft. distribution center. The issues were due to inadequacies with their warehouse picking carts.
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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.

Warehouse Layout & Product Flow Options

Your warehouse product flow determines your overall productivity and efficiency. Watch this video to learn about three layout options to consider.

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“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."

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