If you are dealing with palletized shipments, you can benefit from pallet rack systems no matter how small your warehouse might be. Many warehouse owners and managers think that they will run into the following problems if they try to install pallet rack systems in their small Chicago warehouse:
- No space for storing smaller items
- Running out of space for employees to work in
- No room for forklifts to operate
- Needlessly taking up storage space for their palletized shipments
Space is always an issue for a warehouse, no matter how big it might be. More often than not, though, space is an issue not because there isn’t any left but because you aren’t using the space that you have as efficiently as possible. That’s how a pallet rack system can help. If your warehouse is dealing with pallets, a system for those pallets is a must. While it might take up space in your already-cramped warehouse, it can use the space that it takes up more efficiently and allow your team to work with those pallets in a safer, less time-consuming way.
Pallet rack systems are designed to hold and manage your pallets in an organized fashion. If your aren’t currently using one, chances are you are simply stacking your pallets on top of each other or laying them out across your floor space. Stacking creates a slow down in production when the items that you need are on the bottom of the stack; spreading out your pallets isn’t using your space wisely and is probably making it feel more cramped than it is in reality.
Depending on the kind of merchandise that you are handling, the number of pallets you deal with, and how often you need to access them, there is a pallet rack system for your space. The DAK Equipment & Engineering team in Chicago can help you determine which one is right for your warehouse by getting to know more about your company and the space you are working in. Options include selective pallet racks (the most common pallet rack system used in warehouses), drive thru pallet rack systems (used with forklifts), and push back pallet rack systems. Once you and your DAK Equipment representative have decided which pallet rack system is best, they can help you design your space to make it fit.
We have an on-site warehouse design team who can help you overhaul your warehouse to make the most effective use of the space possible. You’ll be amazed at how our team can transform even the smallest warehouses into efficient, well organized units. We’ll give you a layout with our suggestions for your new setup, including the integration of your pallet rack systems.
If you are tired of tripping over pallets and constantly shuffling your pallets around, give the DAK Equipment team a call today. We’d love to talk to you about your pallet rack needs and help you find the system that fits your warehouse and your budget. You can reach us by giving us a call or contacting us through our website today.