A racking system and warehouse flow plan will help you reduce undue costs and still maintain performance levels when implemented well. KMH can perform a complete Operational Audit to analyze your current workflow and give you meaningful recommendations for a measurable ROI.
A few of the factors we consider for your inventory project include conserving your floor space, increasing throughput, ensuring workflow effectiveness and improving productivity. We work with you to increase your floor space and inventory levels while organizing your facility and enhancing safety. Some of the criteria we consider with you:
1. How much you want to spend for a racking solution.
2. The amount of floor space available in your facility.
3. The height of your ceilings.
4. FIFO (first in, first out) or LIFO (last in, first out) for your product.
5. The shelf life of your products.
6. How many pallets you need to store.
7. What type and height of lift truck you use.
8. The type of access you need to your products.
Optional Racking Solutions
Drive-In and Drive-Through Racks
Drive-in rack and Drive-through rack allow the forklift to drive into the stacked rows. A Drive-In configuration has an entry point only at one end, a Drive-Through rack system has entry points at both ends.
The base, the arms, and the horizontal and/or cross bracing. Horizontal and/or cross bracing are used to connect two or more columns together. Cantilever can be portable that can be unfolded to allow convenient access to items at the same time.
Pallet Flow Racks
A Pallet Flow Rack System uses a slightly inclined rail with rollers that allow pallets to move easily along the sloped plane. These systems are also called gravity flow or dynamic flow systems.
Movable Shelf Racks
Shelving/storage units fitted with wheeled traction systems. Units can be closely packed when access is not required, but can be readily moved to open up an aisle to allow access. By eliminating the need for a permanently open aisle between every unit, Each shelving unit is normally mounted on a level track-way (to eliminate gradients in the supporting floor), making it possible to move heavy units with minimal effort.
Selective Pallet Racks
This is the most common pallet racking system. There is a roll formed, which rest on the horizontal load beams and are held in place by mounting clips, and a structural style where the beams are attached with bolts and have greater weight-bearing capacity.