Most companies are often faced with the problem of storage in their warehouse. However, many modern storage methods are now available to facilitate warehouse storage. What is a storage system? What are the different types of warehouse storage systems? So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of the things you need to learn about warehouse storage facilities.
What is a warehouse storage system?
For optimal space management in a store, a better storage system is needed. A storage system is a system designed to store goods much more easily. It not only allows for good organization but also good profitability and easy access to goods. The installation of a storage system must meet a number of well-defined criteria. There are several types of storage systems for warehouses:
- Block storage system
- The shelf storage system
- Rack storage system.
In a warehouse, all three systems can be installed, or a system can be chosen according to the warehouse’s characteristics and the company’s needs.
What are the different types of storage facilities for warehouses?
There are several types of storage facilities available for you to choose from. These are
1. Block storage system
The block storage system is a system that allows you to manage the space in a store in the best possible way. It is a system that allows goods to be stored directly on the floor in crates, boxes, or pallets. The block storage system is a block system that does not require shelving or any other device. The crates, boxes, or pallets are placed on the floor and stored next to each other.
The block storage system is one of the most popular storage solutions. It consists of several loading and picking lanes of the same size. The purpose of these lanes is to facilitate the movement of warehouse workers and picking equipment such as forklifts and other equipment. The block storage system is a static system that is ideal for storing beverages, barrels, or tires.
2. Shelf storage system
Including this type of system in your business creation project is recommended. This system is composed of storage areas and conveyor areas. The storage area consists of several rectangular structures where the goods are placed. These rectangular structures are called shelves. The blocks of shelves are arranged in parallel and separated by corridors to facilitate the movement and routing of goods. The goods are usually transported on wheels. This system allows good profitability and is perfectly suitable for small stores.
3. The rack storage system
There are two types of rack storage systems: single rack storage and double deep rack storage. The single rack storage system is a system of several shelves arranged on top of each other. This makes it possible to have several columns forming a rack. In this type of system, conventional pallet racking is usually used. It is a simple, practical, and scalable system.
The double-deep rack storage system is not so different from single-deep rack storage. Except that at this level, the racks consist of two pallet arrangements. It allows to storage much more goods. These different storage facilities are made by specialized companies, and it doesn’t require too many steps.
4. The desired storage capacity
Accumulation systems make it possible to increase the storage capacity, i.e., with the same surface area, it is possible to store a larger quantity of goods. At this point, it is important to remember that in the article “Difference in storage capacity” dealing with physical capacity and effective capacity, there can be large differences between the two due to the large number of empty cells that a standard workflow may involve.
On the other hand, with conventional shelving, the physical storage capacity obtained is lower than that obtained with accumulation shelving. However, the effective capacity is the same, provided you have a suitable warehouse management system since there are hardly any empty bays in a normal workflow.
In a pallet warehouse, the maximum effective capacity is achieved with a combination of two systems: conventional racking on mobile bases. These allow a high physical capacity to be obtained, provided that an appropriate management system is used – similar to that obtained with accumulation solutions – and an effective capacity close to the physical one.
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