Warehouses are built for the sole purpose of storing products which are meant for selling, distributing to selling points or being sent to clients’ addresses. Whichever the purpose of it, the point of the warehouse is having all the products in order so that whichever action you may take, runs fast and smoothly. But first, in order to get to the point of smooth warehouse operation, you need to choose the best storing option; how much space do you have for racks and shelves?
Don’t just rely on your good eye to estimate the length and width of your space; if you do so, you are going to make a huge mistake that could cost you a fortune. Instead, hire a warehouse shelving Melbourne specialist to get expert advice on what option corresponds to your needs.
Almost every warehouse shelving Melbourne specialist will base his/her advice on the so-called Paretto Principle, according to which 80% of the products that go out, are stored in 20% of the SKUs (stockkeeping units). This means that not all storing units should be treated equally or arranged in the same manner. According to the type of product being stored, you can choose from various shelving patterns:
1. Storing fast-moving products – there are multiple ways of storing fast-moving products, or products that go out of the warehouse very quickly:
2. Medium or slow-moving products are stored using special storing solutions:
3. Other racking storage options include:
Besides these few basic ones, there are also some other custom-made storing options. Of course, these are based on the area you have at disposal. The warehouse shelving Melbourne workshop you hire to make all the measurements and design the system will advise you what type of system you need. The final decision is totally yours.