Author: Brian Cranmer

Drive-In Systems: What You Need To Know

3 weeks ago
Drive-In systems are designed to provide many years of safe storage in high frequency loading service.  They offer the ability to store a large amount of similar SKUs in a small storage area.  Selectivity is sacrificed, but storage density is outstanding. In a drive-in system, a lift truck drives into the rack to access pallets […]
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Selective Racking: What You Need To Know

2 months ago
Single selective rack is by far the most basic of all rack configurations.  At the same time it also provides the highest degree of selectivity with respect to access to stored pallet loads.  The downside to a warehouse filled with selective rack is that more than half of your warehouse square footage will be fork […]
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Double Deep Selective Rack: What You Need To Know

4 months ago
Double deep selective rack goes one step further to maximize pallet storage while remaining a very basic rack configuration.  Selectivity will suffer, as this is now a First-In Last-Out (FILO) inventory system.  While this system improves your storage to aisle space ratio it requires a little more sophisticated fork truck and operator to place the […]
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How To: Drive-In Loading Instructions

6 months ago
Start pallet loading from rear floor position to rear top position and continue with this pattern until loading is completed. When loading the rail levels, it is advised upon entry to lower the pallet 1″ below the angle rail to act as a guide as you drive the pallet into position. Loading of pallets should […]
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How to: Selecting the Right Depth of Pushback

6 months ago
1.  One of the risks with any deep storage system is the risk of “checker boarding”.  This happens when a deep lane storage system is selected, but there are too many individual SKU’s in the facility to efficiently fill the deep storage lane.  FOR EXAMPLE:  If you only have a single SKU of an item, […]
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Inventory Mix Madness: Meeting increased demand and delivery

8 months ago
People want more options, faster delivery and unlimited access to product.  Traditional warehousing is equipped to move large amounts of the same product efficiently and cost effectively.  This means a large shift in inventory management is underway to meet larger SKU counts and more diverse customer demand.  The warehouse landscape is evolving to support omni-channel […]
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