Double-deep increases capacity
12 December 2012
Photographic accessories supplier DayMen International has avoided the need for relocation to new premises by increasing the capacity of its existing distribution and storage warehouses in Wolverhampton using double-dee
The company has grown in the past ten years, adapting its warehouse to increase stock levels, but by 2009 significant change was required. Relocation was not an option so the only realistic solution was to store more in the same space.
After assessing a number of options and discussing its requirements with potential suppliers DayMen identified that introducing double deep racking throughout both warehouses would provide the additional storage capacity it needed.
Atlet was one of two potential suppliers that DayMen asked to prepare detailed proposals. The lift truck manufacturer used its ALA logistics analyser program to prove the case for double deep and assess the best configuration of the racking to maximise the storage capacity in each building. It then worked with racking supplier Rack Safe Solutions to agree a work schedule for the reconfiguration that would allow the warehouse to maintain its operations without the need for any outside storage.