Warehouses are huge and store a large amount of items. Without proper organisation, warehouses are chaotic and an unorganised nightmare. Forklifts are moving around everywhere with pallets scattered all over. Workers do not know where products are located in the inventory.
A warehouse management system is important to ensure greater efficiency and productivity in your warehouse. With storage racks in Singapore, you can declutter, maximise your warehouse space and put in place an organised system for workers to follow. This will definitely benefit your company in terms of efficiency in the long run.
Things To Consider
Before purchasing a warehouse storage system, there are some important considerations to make.
Budget – what is the maximum amount of money you are committed to paying for a racking solution
Space – How much floor area and ceiling height do you have available in your warehouse. This is important to know when choosing the type of storage rack for your warehouse.
Product Access – Consider how many types of products you have to be stored and the frequency at which you need to access the products
Shelf Life – Can your products last very long on the shelf or do they need to have a fast turnover?
Equipment – what kind of machinery and lift height do you need/ already own to obtain products from the racks.
Types Of Racks
Cantilever Racks – suitable for storing long tube products. Such items can roll and are usually difficult to store. Cantilever racks allow them to be stored safely while maximising space in the warehouse.
The absence of front columns allow oddly shaped bulky items to be stored without taking up too much space.
Drive In Pallet Rack – suitable for warehouses which need higher storage capacity. They are cost-effective and can increase storage space by 75%.
For warehouses with Last In, First Out (LIFO) and First In, First Out (FIFO) systems, this is a useful solution.
Push Back Rack – Push back racks offer almost 90% more product storage space compared to selective rack systems. It eliminates the need for multiple loading and unloading aisles.
Push back racks functions like a vending machine. When the product is selected, the pallet cart rolls forward. It uses the LIFO system and fork trucks need not enter the racks.
Pallet Flow Racks – they use gravity rollers to automate pallet storage, retrieval and help to save valuable space by ensuring more efficient use of the space. This can doublet= the storage capacity in your warehouse.
Products are loaded from one end and received on the other side (picking side). As products are removed, the product behind slides up forward into the picking position. As such, increasing efficiency.