Optimizing Aisle Layout for Drive in Rack Systems

Drive in RackWhen compared to standard pallet racks, drive in rack systems provide a higher storage density and better control over output and input, as they can accommodate both FIFO (first in, first out) and LIFO (last in, first out) retrieval methods. By allowing your business to store more materials in less space, drive in racks can help to reduce the number of aisles you require; however, there are specific considerations to make when implementing this storage system.

As the name implies, drive in racks are meant to be driven through when putting away and retrieving pallets. This means that aisles will need to be wide enough for forklifts to safely maneuver through the space. Many businesses opt for the fishbone aisle design, as it allows forklifts to easily access different parts of the facility while maximizing storage density. However, the specific layout you choose will be determined by a variety of factors, such as the number of unique materials you store.

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