Stromberg Push Back Pallet Rack Systems are one of the most efficient rack systems available.
Here are a couple of rules to follow:
Rule 1: Select products to be stored that have at least 3 times the lane depth in average pallets in inventory.
Most storage facilities have products that range from one pallet per item up to many pallets per item. The average amount of storage per item should be used to select optimum lane length. The higher the number of lanes per product, the higher the occupancy rate.
Rule 2: Never replenish a partially-filled lane with a new lot code of the existing product or a different product.
As a result of rule number 1, there is a minimum of three to five lanes available for any one product. Therefore, when a new lot code is introduced, a new lane is selected so as to not block access to an existing lot code.
Rule 3: When retrieving loads for shipping or for use within the company, be sure to pick from the oldest part lane first.
Picking from the oldest part lane will automatically rotate your stock while freeing up empty lanes for general availability. This will result in no more than one part lane per lot code. This procedure will ensure FIFO stock rotation (First In, First Out)
Rule 4: Use random storage to minimize honeycombing. This will enable you to maximize your storage facility.
Random storaging in any of the lanes that become available will allow the storage requirement for any item to grow and shrink as necessary. The fixed locations would require storage to be preset for every item at its peak. The exceptions could be made for bottom-level case picking with fixed locations.
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