23 November 2019
What Are the Major Functions of a Warehouse?

When we think of warehouses, we envision vast spaces stacked with pallet racks and thousands of tons of goods. It is therefore obvious to most people that one of the most basic functions of a warehouse is to store products and shield them from unfavorable natural conditions such as rain or hot temperatures. However, warehouses […]

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20 November 2019
Warehouse vs Warehousing – What’s the difference?

Despite the fact that the noun warehousing is derived from the root word “warehouse,” the addition of the suffix “-ing” gives it a new meaning. This is not to say that they are completely unrelated, quite the contrary, but they remain distinct concepts with particular implications. The confusion mainly arises when the word is used […]

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16 November 2019
Warehousing: Function, Benefits and Types of Warehousing

Warehousing is commonly known as the group of activities carried out when storing sizeable amounts of merchandise on a large scale in an organized and controlled manner. A warehouse, on the other hand, refers only to the physical location where this is done. In finance, as you may have already heard, warehousing refers to an […]

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12 November 2019
The Different Types of Warehouses

People tend to think that warehouses are a simple affair, yet this is almost never the case. One of the main reasons why we have different types of warehouses has to do with the substantial expenses associated with storage. This includes not just the lease/purchase of the storage space, but also the sheer maintenance of […]

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9 November 2019
How Can You Calculate Pallet Rack Load Capacity?

Too often it happens that supply managers underestimate the capacity they need when ordering a racking system, which, in turn, leads to overstocking. Knowing the pallet rack load capacity of your warehouse is necessary because of two substantial reasons: It will help you create and maintain a safe working environment. It will enable you to […]

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6 November 2019
Detailed Guide to Buying Warehouse Space

Purchasing a warehouse space is not an easy decision. It’s not like you can just go out there, find a big ol’ warehouse and close the deal. We’re not saying it’s impossible to do so, just that a bit of thought needs to go into this decision if you want it to truly benefit your […]

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3 November 2019
How to Plan a Warehouse Layout Design

Regardless of how much storage space you might have available, storage inadequacies and issues with productivity, as well as with capacity can easily overtake a business if the warehouse layout design is unsuitable or inflexible. There are a host of things to keep in mind when designing the physical arrangement of your storage space. In […]

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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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