In a warehouse, you need to be as specific as possible when it comes to racking needs, in order to ensure that the product you buy is stored correctly, that your employees can work with racks of that size and that you use space as efficiently as possible.
You probably already know that every square metre counts and as such, you need to plan your warehouse very carefully. Before you buy a racking system, consider a number of factors that may affect that purchase. This will help you make a better decision in regards to size and cost.
First, you need to carefully analyse the products you intend to store. Buying the biggest and broadest set of racks to store porcelain kitchen ware seems unnecessary and a waste of money, but these sturdy racks would be ideal for storing pallets of washing powder.
Think carefully about how much of the product you are going to store too. Next, consider the amount of space that you currently have available. You obviously cannot buy racks that won’t fit into your warehouse, but buying ten small racks that take up all of the space is not the best way to go either.
The trick here is to consider not just the amount of space you have available horizontally, but the vertical space too. A high ceilinged warehouse with only a small amount of floor space can store lots of products if it planned out effectively.
You probably already know that when it comes to racking systems, there are many different types you can choose from, and this means choosing not just the material the racks are made of, but the types of connections, the width and even the way the racks can be moved.
If you have taken the time to analyse the products you will be storing, choosing a type of rack that suits the product will be quite easy. When considering the need for mobile racks, the material the racks are made of, etc, you need to take a careful look at your budget too.
This is really the final point to consider as a small budget will only allow for you to buy certain types of racks or shelves, regardless of what you think your needs are.
There are many warehouse managers and business owners who are on limited budgets and while you may think that you have to give up on the racks you want because you cannot afford them, know that many people have gotten the racks they need on small budgets, just because they planned effectively.
You can do this too with the help of Krost Shelving, and maximise your budget to ensure you get the racks that suit your needs, suit your products and that last for the long term.