Take back 85% of floor space with automated storage
14 January 2020
Facilities using shelving to manage stock often find themselves squeezed for space.
Before you tear down walls to expand or sign a lease for an additional facility, be sure you're maximising the warehouse space you currently have. A reorganisation of your current warehouse might not be the answer to your long term space problem, but you might be able to recover enough space to delay your expansion or relocation decision.
Thousands of organisations throughout the world have used high density storage – such as Vertical Buffer Modules, Vertical Lift Modules (shuttles) or Vertical Carousels – to increase storage capacity and avoid costly expansions or relocations.
The average ceiling height for manufacturing facilities and distribution centres range from 24-32m on average. Older buildings (pre 1970’s) tend to be closer to the 24m mark, while more recently constructed buildings are closer to 32m tall. Standard industrial shelving is available in 6m, 7m, 8m and 10m height. Filling a 20m tall warehouse with 10m tall shelving leaves quite a bit of wasted space..
Plus consolidating all of the aisle space found in a typical shelving system into one access point recovers a considerable amount of floor space and gives you room to expand operations internally, avoiding a costly facility move or expansion (not to mention that it eliminates the time workers spend walking/searching through shelving as all stored products are now delivered directly to the worker).
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