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5 Tips To Maintain Warehouse And Rack Safety Compliance

1 month ago
Communication Is Key: Understand risk factors, develop a plan for addressing key problem areas and give employees the platform for addressing key problems on the job during day-to-day operations Bottom-up communication is vital for successful risk management because although management understands potential issues, workers working in risky environments have a more sophisticated understanding of each […]
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4 Advantages To Utilizing Double Deep Selective Pallet Racking In Your Warehouse

2 months ago
Double deep selective racking solutions provide twice the pallet positions per aisle of single selective racking, maximizing pallet storage while remaining a very basic rack configuration. Inventory flow changes to a FILO (First In, Last Out) configuration, which decreases selectivity, but the storage to aisle space ratio improves significantly. Here are 4 advantages to using […]
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3 Benefits Of Omni-Channel Distribution Integration

2 months ago
Omnichannel – “A multi-channel approach to sales that seeks to provide customers with a seamless shopping experience, whether they are shopping online from a desktop or mobile device, by telephone or in a brick and mortar store.” Ecommerce and the Amazon effect have affected the distribution landscape in such a way that it may no […]
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FIFO vs LIFO Inventory Flow

3 months ago
FIFO (First In, First Out) – An inventory flow where the first item in is the first item to leave the warehouse or racking solution.  Stock Keeping Units (SKU’s) enter and the first in is the first to leave a DC or warehouse.  This type of inventory flow is ideal for perishable goods and SKU […]
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How to Make a Rack System That Lasts 20 Years

9 months ago
When properly designed, constructed, installed and maintained, a pallet rack system will provide years of safe, trouble-free service.  When properly engineered, pallet rack systems are loaded well within their ultimate design capacity and the stress caused by day-to-day loading and unloading cause virtually no “wear” to the structural components.  If properly used and not damaged, we […]
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How Much Weight Can a Rack System Hold?

1 year ago
While this is one of the most frequently asked questions, the answer is unfortunately, “it depends”. How much weight a rack system can hold depends on a number of factors including: Load Beam Capacity: The first step in determining a rack system capacity is what weight can each pair of beams hold.  Beam capacity varies […]
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How Do You Maintain A Safe Rack System?

1 year ago
Rack systems should be inspected by a qualified rack system inspector at least once a year, more often if there is frequent system damage.  Results of the inspections should be documented and maintained for future reference.  While a visual inspection will show obviously damaged it is very important to follow a few simple steps. These […]
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How Much Does a Rack System Cost?

1 year ago
When selecting a rack system, it is important to look at the total system cost, rather than just the rack itself to ensure that you are selecting the overall system that will provide the best long term value for the operation.  Some factors to consider: Style of Rack: Rack systems can range from single deep […]
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