The most commonly used shelving and storing options for inventory purposes, include pallet racks due to its durability and versatility. However, thought it might sound easy to select a particular model depending on its lower cost or select the simplest option based on convenient timing – there are some common mistakes that can end up costing you in the long run. A warehouse should be a safe place to store the products of a business so that no damages are caused due to irresponsibility or lack of precautions, which is why storing stock correctly is important.
Not Looking At Different Types
There are different models and brands to consider – avoid simply sticking to a certain type if it’s not working well, have a look other option that are available and within the business budget. Of course, you need to consider the weight and type of items that will be stored in order to make the right selections when looking different racks. Additionally, look at versatile options that can be paired easily with other brands especially if the business is growing and more stock needs to be added regularly.
Impractical Size And Height
It’s important to pay attention to the size and shape of the warehouse to design the right kind of layout – and select racks that are the right size. The wrong size can result in wastage of space or unnecessary expenditure, when purchasing models that are too large for the warehouse. Before making any purchases, always be aware of the depth of the racks and amount of weight that it can support. The same goes for any other type of products that might be used such as storage cabinets or metal shelving.
Poor Quality Products
Avoid selecting cheaper models or low quality option. Not only will the wear and tear be higher, but there are risks that can be costly in the future. Additionally, never go in for second hand pallet racking if you want to avoid potential damage to your stock. It’s a risk to take, since most used racks are often damaged and have been repaired several times – you might end up having to replace them soon enough.
Not Dealing With Damages
Take care of any repairs as soon as possible in order to avoid further damage to the racks. If things are left until last minute, it might be beyond repair or your stock might get damage – this can also result in an accident especially if large, heavy items are part of the stock. However, always replace anything that is severely damaged.