Efficient Inventory Management Made Easy
Managing inventory can be frustrating and difficult if there are different types of merchandise stored in the same warehouse. Distribution centers and warehouses of big chain department stores often have general inventory, home improvement products, and a variety of food groups. If the warehouse is designed and built to suit these needs, there will be a few Pallet Rack Systems in separate sections to allow for appropriate access to inventory. Selective pallet racks are ideal for general inventory. Rows of racks make it easy to find the pallets needed at any given time. Patio furniture, for example, typically arrives in department stores in early spring. The right pallet system means those pallets can be identified and shipped out to specific stores on time. The system also works well in high turnover situations.
Cantilever racks can be installed along one wall to accommodate longer items, or heavy ones, that do not fit on shelves. Sheet metal, lumber, blue board for insulation, or pool skimmers are some examples of inventory suited well to this type of system. Metal arms extend from brackets on the wall at a slight slant to securely and safely hold such items in either a horizontal or vertical position. The system is plainly visible in lumber yards and retail flooring stores. Other systems are designed for inventory management styles referred to as last in/first out (LIFO) and first in/first out (FIFO) based on how the pallets are placed in storage and taken out. Items with expiration dates go into the warehouse first, and are taken out first (FIFO), to ensure the product will not be outdated when it reaches the shelves. This works well for anything with a "use by" date, from batteries to breakfast cereals. These systems can be customized to the size of pallets and forklift used at specific locations. For detailed information on all available pallet systems atlanticrack.
Older warehouses may require renovations to accommodate current needs. Experienced providers and installers of rack systems, such as Atlantic Rack, can help determine which racks will best suit the needs and maximize the available space. Since designing centers and warehouses is a specialty, seeing the possibilities in an old warehouse will not take a lot of time. Service availability extends from the United States to South America and includes the Caribbean Islands. Other products offered include dock and warehouse equipment, lockers, wire decks, mezzanines, shelving, conveyors, and more. Used pallets are also available to save money. Installation services are available and custom quotes can be requested online. Increase the productivity of the warehouse crew by installing systems that improve the efficiency of inventory management.