5 Benefits of Pallet Racking and Where to Find the Best Systems
Storage and warehousing form an integral and highly essential part of many a modern industry. As we manufacture, distribute, and sell goods, the materials and products need to be stored along the way in order to make it accessible to manufacturers and ultimately, consumers along the production line. This has necessitated not only the need for warehousing space, but for durable and functional storage equipment within these facilities. One of the most popular and widely used solutions today is pallet racking.
As the name suggests, pallet racking is designed for the storage of pallets – a typically flat transport structure that keeps goods in a stable fashion, and which is typically standardised when it comes to size, specifically to make storage, handling, and the transport of goods easier.
As mentioned, pallet racking is one of the most widely used storage solutions in warehouses and storage facilities. Here are some of the main reasons why they are so beneficial to businesses:
- Optimal Use of Space
In warehousing and storage facilities, space means money. The better you can utilise your space, the better for the performance of your enterprise. Pallet racking is specifically designed to make optimal use of available space. Furthermore, its ability to make use of vertical space is second to none – something that is specifically useful in warehouses where there is often plenty of vertical room.
- Quick Access
Most warehouses deal with a wide variety of SKUs, all of which should be easily accessible at any time. The standard selective pallet racking system is designed in such a way to make it easy to reach a variety of stored goods. With multiple bays that are accessible by forklift via the aisles between rows, a well-organised warehouse will benefit greatly from this system. Order fulfilment, for example, becomes much quicker, which can increase productivity and profitability.
- Bulk Storage
If the number of different stock keeping units (SKU) is not that high, but there are high volumes of stock that need storage, the system can easily be configured to provide the ideal storage solution for these volumes. This makes pallet racking a highly versatile and useful storage system.
- Reduced Stock Damage
These racks are very strong, sturdy, and durable. The resilience of the racks, coupled with clever design, ensures that stored goods enjoy better protection against potential knocks and handling errors, leading to an overall reduction of damaged goods which need to be written off.
- Easy Expansion
Ultimately, a successful business will grow. Expansions can come with costs, especially if substantial construction or refitting is necessary. Pallet racking provides a flexible solution that makes the addition of extra levels easy and cost-effective, allowing your business to grow with limited effort.
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