Utilizing space efficiently is one of the keys to a profitable warehouse. Space is money for a Chicago warehouse, and especially during this busy time of year you’ll want to make sure that you have plenty of room for all of your inventory. So what do you do when you desperately need to add more pallet racks to your Chicago warehouse, but you’ve simply run out of floor space? You may find the answer you need by looking up.
There are several ways that warehouses can take advantage of overhead space to increase their inventory storage abilities:
- Higher pallet racks. You may not be stacking your pallets as high as you could be. It may require changing the type of pallet rack or the configuration in your warehouse, but you may have more space up above than you realize.
- Overhead conveyor systems. Instead of using a conveyor system on the ground, you may be able to install an overhead lifting system to move materials throughout your warehouse. This can free up space on the floor and still help you efficiently move materials.
- Install a mezzanine. A mezzanine is a great way to add more floor space to your warehouse without an expensive addition. You can use the mezzanine level to stack more pallet racks or as a workspace for your team.
DAK Equipment can help you find the space you need for more pallet racks in your Chicago warehouse. Simply give us a call and connect with one of our project managers. Using our years of warehouse design and intimate knowledge of the products and material handling equipment available on the market, we’ll find the solution that you need in order to maximize your space. Call us today and let’s work together on your space solutions!