Pallet Racks

May 02, 2018

How Your New Pallet Rack System Is Going To Make Inventory Easier

No matter which pallet rack system you end up going with, it’s certainly going to make it easier to move your inventory around. Whether you choose first-in/first-out or last-in/first-out or some other combination, getting the right warehouse layout design and industrial storage racking will certainly make your space run more smoothly every day of the year.

Luckily, those efficiencies also carry over when it comes to doing inventory. Whether you do inventory once a year or only get around to it when the inconsistencies get to be too much, your inventory will almost certainly benefit from the addition of new industrial pallet racks. Here’s how.

 

New Pallets Pave The Way

If you’ve recently had new pallet rack shelving installed, that almost certainly paved the way to a more efficient inventory process this. If you’ve recently installed new pallet racks and invested in a bit of warehouse layout optimization, you probably got things in better order than they had been in years. It’s also likely that you got rid of some stuff that had been forgotten and was just cluttering up the shelves, which is going to make inventory easier on you this time.  

 

Get To The Inventory

One of the best parts about getting new shelving units is that you’ll be able to access pallets that much easier. With new pallet rack shelving, moving one pallet out of the way to see what’s behind it is going to be easier than ever. If your new pallets utilize wire decking or some other options that can easily be seen through, you might even be able to take inventory visually without having to move the pallets at all.

 

Keep The Number of Warehouses In Check

One of the most common reasons that businesses are looking for a new pallet rack system is that they desire a more efficient use of the space they already have. Having the right industrial shelving that matches your inventory needs can increase your storage abilities exponentially. This is especially true if you have damaged racking that’s unusable and just taking up space.

Instead of building a second (or third or fourth) warehouse, many businesses find that they can make do with the space they have. Not only does that make once-a-year inventory easier, but it certainly makes day-to-day inventory much more simple.

 

Find The Best Industrial Shelves For Your Needs!

At DAK equipment, we have the absolute best storage solutions when you need to make your warehouse as efficient as possible. From simple selective pallet racking to complex industrial conveyor systems, we have just what you need to make finding anything in your building as easy as possible. Not only that, but we can also create a detailed warehouse layout design so that every square foot is used as efficiently as possible. We’ll also install it all so that it’s as safe as possible.

We’d love to work with you to make inventorying your warehouse as efficient as possible. Contact DAK Equipment and Engineering today to get the process started!

 

 

 

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September 12, 2016

The Only Place that Fewer Steps is Better

A few years ago, wearable tech became a big deal. Devices like the Apple Watch were launched, giving us more ways to access technology other than through our mobile phones. One of the most popular devices to come out of the wearable technology boom was the FitBit. This small, rubberized bracelet does things like count how many steps you were getting in a day, monitor your heart rate, and even chart your sleeping patterns. Suddenly everyone who owned one was obsessed with getting in the recommended 10,000 steps a day. Anyone who worked around pallet racking systems is probably hitting that goal easily!

 

Is That a Good Thing?

dreamstime_xxl_48682856Well, it depends. While hitting your 10,000 steps a day is great for things like your cardiovascular health and weight loss, it might not be great for the health of your warehouse. That’s because how many steps your team takes each day is an indication of how efficiently they are moving throughout the warehouse. The fewer steps they have to take, the quicker they are getting orders out the door and to your customers. Of course, even in a moderately sized warehouse, 10,000 steps a day probably isn’t out of the question!

 

Monitor Those Steps at Work

While you don’t actually need your team to count their steps while on the job, it’s something to think about when it comes to maximizing efficiency. Could you be arranging your pallet racking systems in a better layout for productivity? Would a conveyor be more efficient to move products back and forth? Small investments and changes could result in greater productivity for your warehouse.

DAK Can Help Make a Plan

Our warehouse layout team can help make sure you have a warehouse layout that maximizes on your space and your manpower. Let us review your setup and give you some ideas to help make things run smoother! Don’t worry…if your team isn’t getting their steps in on the job, you can always organize a walking club at lunch!

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September 01, 2016

When It’s Time to Ditch Those Old Pallets

pallet shelvingIf there is one thing most warehouses have a surplus of, it is pallets. Pallets fill your pallet rack shelving, and you probably have a spare dozen or so lined up against your walls. You depend on pallets for packaging, shipping and receiving, so you never want to run short on your supply. But when it is time to ditch your old pallets?

Signs It’s Time to Toss Your Pallets

Traditional wooden pallets have a limited shelf life. They are made from cheap, untreated wood that will withstand a lot but won’t last forever. Here are some of the signs it’s time to pitch your pallet:

The wood is cracked.

This is the most common issue with old pallets and can be a danger to anyone who is using the pallet as the broken wooden pieces can cause injury to your team and your inventory.

There are missing slats.

Those slats on the pallet are there for good reason: they bear the weight of the inventory and give forklifts something to hang onto when moving a pallet around. If one or more are missing, it’s time to get a new pallet.

The wood is rotting.

Pallets get wet. While this normally isn’t a big deal, if the wood stays wet for too long it could start to rot away. That weakens the pallet and could present an issue in the near future when the pallet can’t handle the weight of the inventory.

What To Do With Old Pallets

Once you’ve cleaned out your pallet inventory, what should you do with the rejects? There are plenty of people who will be happy to take them. Pallets have become an in-demand item for craft and building projects. People are doing everything from creating accent walls to building furniture with pallet wood, which is a great way to recycle them. If you just have a few, put them out by your dumpster with a free sign on them. Chances are good that someone is going to drive by and want them. If you have a lot, consider putting a free add on Facebook or Craigslist alerting people to their availability. You’ll see them disappear in no time!

Looking For Pallet Replacements?

Once you’ve cleaned out your pallet inventory, you might find you need to pick up some new ones. DAK Equipment & Engineering carries a variety of pallets perfect for your pallet racks. We can even get you started with better long-term palleting solutions such as plastic or metal! Fill out the form below and we’ll help you find pallets that you’ll love to use.

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