As your business grows and evolves, so do your warehousing needs. To maintain optimal efficiency and maximise storage capacity, it’s essential to periodically evaluate and upgrade your pallet racking system.
Upgrading your racking system can enhance safety, increase productivity, and accommodate changing inventory requirements.
Let’s discuss when and how to make the move to upgrade your pallet racking system.
There are numerous signs that will indicate it’s time to upgrade your pallet racking system:
Insufficient Storage Capacity – If your current system no longer meets your storage requirements, such as inadequate space for new inventory or limited vertical storage options, it’s a clear indication that an upgrade is necessary.
Safety Concerns – If you’ve experienced accidents or damage to your racking system due to overloading or structural issues, it’s crucial to consider upgrading to a safer and more robust solution.
Changing Inventory Profiles – If you’ve introduced new products or experienced shifts in the size, weight, or packaging of your inventory, upgrading your racking system can help optimise storage and retrieval processes.
Improved Efficiency and Productivity – If your current system hampers efficient inventory management or slows down order fulfilment due to limitations in accessibility or flow, upgrading can streamline operations and boost productivity.
When upgrading your pallet racking system, it’s important to choose a solution that aligns with your specific requirements. Consider the following options:
Selective Racking – This traditional racking system offers direct access to each pallet and is suitable for facilities with diverse inventory profiles that require individual access.
Double Deep Racking – Ideal for high-density storage, this system involves placing two pallets deep within each bay, increasing storage capacity while sacrificing some accessibility.
Drive-In/Drive-Through Racking – Designed for high-density storage, these systems maximise floor space utilisation by allowing forklifts to drive directly into the rack structure.
Push Back Racking – This system enables high-density storage with a Last-In, First-Out (LIFO) retrieval method, making it suitable for perishable or time-sensitive goods.
Upgrading your pallet racking system requires expert guidance and installation to ensure safety and efficiency. At Advanced Handling & Storage, we have the necessary expertise and experience in designing, supplying, and installing racking systems.
We can assess your specific needs, recommend the most suitable system, and ensure proper installation according to industry standards. Get in touch today.
To minimise disruption during the upgrade, careful planning is essential. Consider the following steps:
Inventory Management – Assess your current inventory and determine storage requirements for both existing and future products. Plan the transition to minimise downtime and maintain efficient operations throughout the upgrade process.
System Layout Design – We can help you design the layout of your upgraded system, considering factors such as accessibility, load capacity, and flow optimization.
Safety Considerations – Prioritise safety during the upgrade process. Implement measures such as employee training, clear communication of safety protocols, and temporary safety barriers if required.
Phased Implementation – If possible, consider implementing the upgrade in phases to minimise disruptions to daily operations. This allows for a smoother transition and easier adaptation to the new system.
We serve the whole of the UK with pallet racking that is used and offer nationwide delivery. Therefore, if you are interested in purchasing racking for your business, contact us FREE today for a quote.
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