Warehouse Storage Systems: Advantages and Disadvantages Of Pallet Racking, Mezzanines & Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems
Warehouse storage products offer more choice since last few years. Now available are Automated Warehouse Management Systems and even laser guided robotic forklifts.
In Pallet Racking you can efficiently store goods in many levels thus utilizing space to the maximum. The pallet racking systems are usually modestly priced, neither high nor very low making it a preferred choice in warehouses. One of the main advantages of pallet racking system is that they are efficient, less cumbersome & virtually needs no maintenance and easily movable. Refurbished or used systems are also available in case you want to limit your investments.
More number of pallets would be required as it is mandatory for the items to be on pallets if they have to move frequently. Also, you cannot store at a level where the forklift has no access.
The mezzanine storage method is inexpensive & usually constructed where you have space to spare between the ceiling and the main floor at a height well above your head. This method is ideal where you do not have large quantity of stock in hand.
Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems. It is mainly computer controlled and you can locate items quickly. Presently this system is more expensive than other stacking systems and the maintenance costs may run high.