How to Arrange Steel Shelving to Create an Efficient Warehouse Design
Steel shelving is a versatile and durable storage solution that can be used to store anything from small items, such as hardware, to heavy loads, such as lumber. Though capable of storing a wide range of inventory, the flexibility steel shelving allows for can result in a haphazard warehouse design that can make put-away and retrieval efforts more labor intensive than they need to be. Before installing your shelving, it’s worth first creating an efficient layout for your racking and planning where inventory will be stored.
For many businesses, a fishbone aisle design is an excellent solution. This floorplan, which involves arranging racks with interlocking diagonal aisles, allows employees to access each part of the warehouse easily and creates enough room for machinery, such as forklifts, to maneuver through the aisles.
Of course, the best layout for your warehouse will depend on numerous factors, such as the size of your space and the type of products you store. At Ace Industrial Equipment, we have more than 20 years of experience providing complete racking solutions that include premium, long-lasting racking and expert guidance on efficient warehouse design. Contact us today to learn more.