pallet shelves Chicago

December 13, 2015

Why Pallet Shelves Might Not be Right for Your Returns Area

The returns area of any warehouse can become a chaotic mess. Many warehouses end up with shelves that are overflowing with returned merchandise waiting to be processed, and simply want to give that area the most space possible in order to evaluate the returned merchandise. Your returns department will need to determine whether your items can be returned to the shelves for purchase, repaired, or taken out of inventory and trashed. That requires a lot of space, so aren’t pallet shelves the right answer for your Chicago warehouse?

It depends. What’s right for your warehouse will depend in large part on the kind of inventory you are dealing with in the returns department. Are people returning pallets of stuff, cartons of things, or individual items? If the answer is pallets, then pallet shelves are perfect for your returns area because they’ll give you the storage capacity you need in a safe environment. If you are dealing with cartons, you’ll want to look at both the size of the cartons and the space your team needs to evaluate the products inside. For individual items, stay away from pallet shelves. Invest in carton flow racks or bins for your shelves to keep the returns area as organized as possible.

Need some help getting your returns area into shape? DAK Equipment in Chicago can help. Our project manager and warehouse design teams understand what warehouses need when it comes to their returns areas and can help you get an efficient, organized, and worker-friendly space set up in no time. Give us a call today and we’ll make sure you returns area is perfectly suited for your warehouse’s needs!

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July 21, 2015

Learn How Pallet Shelves Can Change Your Business

Have you taken time to read DAK Equipment’s case studies? It’s recommended reading for any customers who are considering making a change to their pallet shelves. We love showing customers this section of our website because it’s filled with stories about how our pallet shelves have helped change businesses for the better. While we’re based in Chicago, we’ve worked with businesses of all sizes from coast to coast on their pallet shelving needs.

Take a minute to head over to our case studies section. We bet we’ve worked with a company similar to yours in the past and can show you how we helped them reach new levels of success. You’ll see military organization, home good supplies, big box stores, auto parts, food goods, and other industries represented in our case studies. Pick and few and see what we did for them, and dream about what we can do for you. You might be surprised at the difference DAK Equipment can make for your business.

Our project managers are highly skilled at taking your materials handling problems and creating solutions that save you time, money, and manpower in your warehouse. Come to us with all of your materials handling needs and watch our team do it’s magic, putting together a system of pallet shelves, conveyor belts, and other equipment that meets your needs and move your materials faster. Give us a call at 855-863-0340 and we’ll get to work right away. You could be the next company featured in our case studies section!

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July 20, 2015

Keep Your Costs Low with the Right Pallet Shelves

For many companies, one of the biggest expenses they face is their inventory overhead. Keeping the cost of their inventory low is vital to having a healthy bottom line. Your supply chain department will do what they can to ensure you are getting quality products at the lowest prices, as well as helping get the inventory to your warehouse for the least amount possible. However, once it’s in your warehouse, what are you doing to keep your costs low? The right pallet shelves can actually help your Chicago-area business save on inventory costs.

When companies try to purchase cheap pallet shelves or don’t use enough of them, they’ll end up costing themselves more in the long run. Good pallet shelves are doing more than storage your product; they are keeping it safe. Keeping pallet shelves in good repair and using them with best practices keeps your inventory safe, too. Items will be protected on the pallet itself, and study steel beams will keep product safe from accidental falls or human error. You’ll have less waste from damaged products, which can quickly drive up costs.

If you’ve been seeing a lot of damaged products in your warehouse recently, it may be time to call DAK Equipment and ask about our pallet shelves in Chicago. Investment in our affordable shelving can help drive down your costs and increase your bottom line. Contact us today at 855-863-0340 and let’s talk about what the right pallet shelves could do for your space. Our project managers are ready to show you how a little investment can create a big payoff!

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