How to Maximize Storage Space in a Warehouse
When it comes to warehouse size, bigger is always better…right? Not necessarily.
Of course, if you have excessive amounts of inventory, you’ll need a large warehouse to accommodate your stock. However, if you think INSIDE the box, you might be able to condense your stored items in a way that not only saves overall space but also makes it easier and quicker to access items.
Here are just a few of the storage options you may not have considered:
Structural pallet racks – fully adjustable, extremely stable vertical racks made for heavy loads
Flow system pallet racks – utilizing gravity, pallets flow down a skate wheel or roller bed
Drive in/drive-thru pallet racks – store products on a first-in, first-out (FIFO) or first-in, last-out (FILO) basis
Pick modules – elevated platforms, interconnected by stairways or conveyor systems
Vertical lift module (VLM) – series of automatically rotating trays to easily retrieve items with the touch of a button
Storage containers – utilizing various sizes can help reduce wasted space inside large, underused storage containers
You’ll notice that these storage solutions utilize vertical space to maximize storage. While going vertical is effective, the solutions listed above go far beyond static shelving. There should be a great deal of planning and thought given to your storage needs and how items can be safely accessed by your employees. Adjustability, security, automation, accessibility – these are all factors that need to be taken into consideration before you start stacking inventory.
Some of these storage solutions may allow you to reduce the width of your aisles without sacrificing forklift maneuverability and safety.
Lynch Material Handling is a second-generation, family-owned material handling distributor that has been providing high-quality, clever storage solutions in Colorado since 1968. Our team takes time to assess your space, gauge your inventory and work to understand your retrieval needs so we can recommend the most effective and safest storage options for your budget.
We have pallet racks in stock in Colorado right now. Contact us at 303-466-2317 to find out what sizes and configurations we have available for immediate use. If you’d like to find out more about storage solutions in Colorado, contact our team at Lynch Material Handling to schedule a free consultation and receive a quote.