Optimise your storage solution with proper planning

Ensuring that you get the right pallet racking by planning your layout thoroughly will help to reduce the company's costs. For best results it is important to choose a pallet system that suits your type of business, paying careful consideration to safety. Oscar Rydsjö, our Product Development Manager at AJ Solutions, gives us some great tips!.

Large scale storage

In big warehouses where there are large quantities/sizes of goods, it is often best to focus on space saving storage that maximises the storage space you have available. Mobile racking, for example, could be a possible solution to a small floor space.

Mobile pallet racking is mounted on runners and can move laterally. It’s a great way to utilise your space to the full by minimising the number of aisles.

Smaller items? Focus on adaptability

In a small or medium sized warehouse pallet racking is the ideal solution. Try to choose adaptable pallet racking that has a space-saving design. One of the great things about pallet racking is that it’s designed to be expanded as and when needs demands.

Supplement your storage with handy accessories. For example, tool panels attached to the pallet racking, mounting brackets to hold waste containers off of the floor and section dividers to keep your items in order. Feel free to use your imagination.

Creating an optimal flow

Start from the entry point to the warehouse and visualise a route to the exit. Ensure that your storage system is adapted to this route. This is especially important when you are storing larger items. Speed and efficiency, but above all safety, will be maximised if you really think through your warehouse layout before committing to it.

It is also important to analyse which products will need to be accessed more frequently than others. Place the high-frequency products at the most accessible locations so that they have the shortest possible route through the warehouse.

Minimise the risk of accidents

A secure storage environment requires both passive and active safety. Passive safety reduces the damage done when an accident occurs. This may mean using anti-collapse posts, for example. Active safety reduces the risk of an accident occurring in the first place by installing warning signs, for example.

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