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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Benefits of Using a Cantilever Rack

Written on January 30, 2015 at 9:00 am, by

In a warehouse, efficiency is king. The faster, safer and simpler your warehouse operates the better. When first starting out, you may not need more efficient racking systems. But, as your inventory and demand grows, you may find yourself eyeing a cantilever rack system. Cantilever racks, on their own, or in conjunction with other warehouse  Continue Reading »

Picking Your Pallet Rack Layout

Written on January 29, 2015 at 9:00 am, by

Getting the most out of your warehouse storage solutions – whether it is a mezzanine or pallet rack – requires a lot of preplanning. There is a way to create a design that maximizes your efficiency. The best way to start the planning process is by going a little Old School and using graph paper  Continue Reading »

Tips for Defining Your Warehouse Layout

Written on January 24, 2015 at 9:00 am, by

The layout you choose for your warehouse determines a lot – from your maximum capacity to efficiency. As you design your layout (or redesign), you want to make special considerations for your needs now as well as in the future. To do that, follow these essential steps. Define Your Objective Ask yourself why you are  Continue Reading »

How to Add Space without Expanding

Written on January 23, 2015 at 9:00 am, by

As a warehouse, it is important that you have enough space for storage, work and your employees. While it may be in the budget to expand, most businesses don’t have the luxury of resources to spend on expansion. There are alternativesto constructionexpansion – an each will provide you with the space you need. Add a  Continue Reading »

How to Pick Widths for Forklifts and Drive-In Racks

Written on January 17, 2015 at 9:00 am, by

If you are using a drive-in rack system in your warehouse, you are going to have forklifts driving in between racks. The more drive-in racks you add to your system, the more complex your layout will have to be. It is important, however, to measure when you set distance between your rack and another or  Continue Reading »

Does Your Warehouse Need 8-Hour Shifts?

Written on January 17, 2015 at 9:00 am, by

Back in the day, it was not uncommon for a warehouse to operate eight hours per day and only five days per week. No one expected more of a warehouse until now. Today warehouses are starting to operate 24 hours per day and seven days a week – including holidays. And warehouses are skipping over  Continue Reading »

Myths Regarding Pallet Rack Systems

Written on January 10, 2015 at 9:00 am, by

Pallet rack systems carry a heavy load. They’re commonly found in warehouses, distribution centers, retail stores and even manufacturing plants. Whether you are thinking of buying some for your warehouse or you already have some, you have probably heard some of these common myths regarding pallet rack systems. These myths, however, can easily be debunked  Continue Reading »

Expand Your Space with a Warehouse Mezzanine This Year

Written on January 9, 2015 at 9:00 am, by

This year you have made a goal to increase the space in your warehouse – and maximize productivity. You have taken advantage of the pallet racks, but you’re still limited on space. Perhaps what you need is second floor. A warehouse mezzanine in conjunction with pallet racks can make the most of your warehouse space.  Continue Reading »

Essential Catwalk Systems Safety Tips

Written on January 3, 2015 at 9:00 am, by

Catwalk systems are essential in warehousing and manufacturing. They provide you with above-the-space walkway and can even be used as a bridge between mezzanine systems. Because they are considered elevated work surfaces, there is a risk for injury, especially fall, when they are used improperly. If you have employees regularly accessing your catwalk systems, you  Continue Reading »

How to Reduce Product Damage during Storage

Written on January 2, 2015 at 9:00 am, by

Products will get broken, especially if they are stored for long periods. Regardless of how they break, a loss of any product can be expensive. And, if you have a large-scale accident, you could lose millions of dollars in products – something that can easily bankrupt a business. There are ways you can limit the  Continue Reading »