Industrial Shelves

April 14, 2018

Unexpected Benefits You Might See From Industrial Pallet Storage Racking

 

When it comes to industrial pallet storage racking, you probably have one big reason to purchase them: to store inventory. That is, after all, the primary reason that any business will purchase pallet racking system for the warehouse, as a means of keeping inventory until it sells. Pretty simple, right?

But while that is the primary reason, there are also a few other advantages you’ll be getting that you might not have thought of. Let’s look at some surprise benefits you might experience when you get the best pallet racks around.

Save Space

There’s a reason that cities go vertical. A couple of hundred years ago, the largest structures weren’t more than three stories tall. Cities would simply keep growing out and out, and it wasn’t until certain materials became widely available and architectural designs vastly improved that buildings could be 10, 20, 50, or even 100 stories tall. Cities grew upward when outward no longer made sense.

Of course, warehouses can’t be a hundred stories tall. But they have grown upward over the years, because at some point outward just gets too expensive. Pallet rack systems have been at the heart of this growth, allowing more and more inventory to be kept in a smaller and smaller space. So whenever you can save space in one warehouse instead of building a second one, you’re not only saving the money associated with building; you’re also saving the real estate costs.

What’s the best way to save space? Have a pallet racking system professionally planned by one of our warehouse layout system experts and you’ll get the optimal storage space. At that point, you’ll be able to make choices that you never dreamed of before: should you leave space empty for emergency inventory acquisitions? Should you leave every space filled on the pallet racks and keep old inventory around longer until it sells? Your options open up when you are making the most of your industrial pallets.

Save Time

If you’ve even not been able to find your car keys in the morning, this next question will be pretty easy to answer: does it save time when you know where something is?

Yeah, we know it’s a loaded question. Of course knowing where the specific item you’re looking for is at any given moment is going to save you time. It certainly holds true when you’re looking for a specific pallet in your warehouse. First of all, you don’t have to go looking for it. Second, if it’s been labeled as an important item and categorized appropriately as such in accordance with your warehouse optimization standards, it will be in the most efficient location possible (i.e. not stored behind ten other pallets). Knowing where something is is simply a time saver. And when that happens, you’ll be able to…

Save On Payroll

When you make the absolute optimal changes to your warehouse so that you’re saving space and saving time, you’re not going to need nearly the same number of employees. Instead of five forklift operators, you might only need four. Instead of three people needed to keep track of inventory, you might only need two. Getting a top-tier pallet racking system and keeping it properly organized means that you’re operating at peak efficiency, which means you can get the same job done with fewer workers. It might sound harsh, but it’s a benefit to the bottom line.

Start Saving Today!

If you’re ready to start saving space, time, and money with the best pallet rack systems out there, we’d love to talk with you. Contact us today for a free quote on any of our excellent industrial racks.

 

 

 

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September 16, 2016

How to Keep Your Industrial Storage Racks Clean

All warehouse managers know the importance of keeping your warehouse clean. From the conveyor belts to the mezzanine floor, keeping the warehouse clean is an important team effort. One of the often overlooked areas in a warehouse is your industrial storage racks. It’s just as important to keep these clean as any other area of the warehouse!

 

Advantages of Clean Storage Racks

  • Helps recover and prevent lost products.
  • Keeps your shelves organized for faster picking.
  • Creates a safer warehouse environment.
  • Lowers the instances of accidents and injury on the job.
  • Lengthen the lifespan of your equipment.

 

How to Clean Industrial Storage Racks

Fortunately, industrial storage racks don’t require much more than good organizational skills and systems put into place to keep them clean. The primary objective of cleaning your industrial storage racks should be to organize the products on each shelf so they are easy to grab for picking and count for inventory. Inventory is actually a great time for cleaning the shelves; double up on the job by having your counters take a few minutes to organize and wipe down the shelves before they move on with the count. A damp rag and some spray cleaner are perfect for cleaning most shelves. Removing sticky substances can help prevent damage, too.

 

Call DAK Equipment for More Industrial Storage Rack Tips

Whether you need new racks, want to make sure your current racks are laid out efficiently, or need repair work done, DAK Equipment & Engineering can help. Get in touch with our team today to learn more about all of our industrial storage rack services and learn how we can help your warehouse run better than ever.

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August 15, 2016

How Often Should You Count Small Inventory on Your Shelves

pallet rack systemInventory management is a key part of running a warehouse. It helps you keep control over the goods in your warehouse, which have a direct affect on your bottom line. If too many of those items go missing, you can’t fulfill a customer order, keep up with ordering new supplies, and have to write off a good chunk of your profit to loss. Keeping track of the inventory on your industrial shelves has become easier over the years thanks to automatic systems, barcoding, and consistent inventory counts. But with all of these advances in the warehouse, how often should you be counting your inventory?

 

The Yearly Option

Many businesses choose to do an annual inventory at the beginning or end of the year to make adjustments in their computer system and start with a fresh inventory count. This can be good for a smaller warehouse that doesn’t have a great deal of merchandise on their industrial shelves.

 

Periodic Counts

Some businesses may choose to do inventory counts on a monthly, weekly, or even a daily basis. This is a good option if you have a number of expensive products that need to be accounted for or if you have variable inventory that might need correction based on use throughout the day. Keep in mind that counting inventory more often takes manpower away from other jobs, making it expensive, so make sure it’s worth the cost.

 

Perpetual Systems

These systems are the computerized systems used by many warehouses that track sales and order fulfillment to automatically deduct inventory from the system. You’ll still want to do an occasional inventory count, though, in order to ensure that your computerised records are accurate. Don’t take them for granted and instead use them as a guide for what should be on your industrial shelves.

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