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30 October 2019
Warehouse Aisle Dimensions for Forklifts

Getting the aisle dimensions just right can help any warehouse manager optimize their use of storage space, lower the rate of workplace accidents, and boost the speed of operations. But there are a number of factors to consider before deciding on a specific width. For one, different types of warehouse racks have different aisle space […]

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26 October 2019
How Wide Should My Warehouse Aisles Be?

Although this might come as a surprise to some managers, space utilization in an effective warehouse peaks just under 30%. In other words, only 30% of the total warehouse space can be equipped with storage racks and shelves, while the remaining areas are divided between offices, restrooms, other functional niches, and, most importantly, aisles. Depending […]

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23 October 2019
How to Calculate Pallet Shipment Size and Weight

We’ve all seen those shipping commercials advertising how easy it is to send something over great distances. What most of us don’t notice, however, is that each and every one of them use Flat Rate boxes, which are pretty small. You can fit very few things in these boxes, so chances are your shipping won’t […]

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18 October 2019
Measuring the Utilization of Your Warehouse Space

For a warehouse manager who is keen on lean storage and cost-effectiveness, knowing how to measure the percentage utilization of the available storage space is the first step towards improved operations. From deciding whether you should expand vertically or horizontally to pinpointing efficiency issues in warehouse operations and maximizing storage density, this piece of information […]

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15 October 2019
What Is the Standard Height of a Warehouse?

Many of the warehouse buildings raised in the 1980s and 1990s had a maximum functional height of approximately 20 feet (6 meters). Practically speaking, they were a bit taller than this, but what mattered was their clear height, which could actually be used for storage purposes and could not include beams, lighting, or fans. If […]

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11 October 2019
How to Measure Pallet Racks

Whether you need to adapt your warehouse to fit the reception and storage of palletized goods or you’re looking to acquire a pallet rack framework that fits your custom space, figuring out the exact measurements for your pallet racks will save you a lot of expenses. To determine what size pallet racks fit your needs […]

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8 October 2019
2019 Average Pallet Rack System Prices

Virtually every warehouse has a pallet rack system in place, whether bigger or smaller. Perhaps the most pertinent reason why this is the case is due to the shipping industry, which uses this unit load as a fundamental given. Aside from compliance with logistics frameworks worldwide, buying a pallet rack system will greatly increase the […]

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5 October 2019
What Is a Bay in Racking?

In racking systems, a bay is the area between two frames. In order to maximize storage space, the bay area, as well as the rack framework itself, should be designed to accommodate the exact size, weight, and shape of the products being used by the business. This is where things can get a bit complicated, […]

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2 October 2019
Standard Pallet Rack Dimensions

Having a standard, universally recognized pallet size greatly simplifies storage organization, the calculation of logistics costs, as well as merchandise handling operations. Depending on your region, but also on the industry you’re working in, there can be several pallet sizes that are widely used by manufacturers and retailers alike. In turn, this information can help […]

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5 September 2019
What Does the Term “Racking Wine” Mean?

Many enthusiast wine-makers are puzzled by the idea of racking wine. Some of them tend to confuse it with sealing up the fermentation vessels or with the process of bottling the wine. However, this is not what racking wine is and a limited understanding of the latter can have a disastrous effect on the end […]

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