What is a Warehouse Racking System?
- Warehouse racking, also known as storage or pallet racking, is a material handling system suitable for mass storage of goods unitized on skids or pallets. This allows efficient utilization of space while providing easy access to stockpiled items for better inventory control.
- Some of the benefits of racking systems are efficient space utilization, easy inventory organization, fewer damaged goods, increased employee productivity, automation, safety, and cleanliness.
- Important factors to consider before investing in a racking system are the available floor area and vertical space, pallet load weight and dimensions, target capacity, throughput, number of SKUs, type of inventory management, and cost.
- Racking with high selectivity and low-density are selective, double deep, and very narrow aisle racking systems. High-density applications are push-back, drive-in, and pallet flow.