The supply chain sometimes endures disruptions that make it difficult to get the goods that you need for your business. The recent global pandemic is a good example and a reminder of the importance of using a pallet racking system at your place of business. If you are pondering the benefits of installing pallet racks in your storage area, here are four reasons why you should do it and improve how you do business.
- Utilize More Space
There are two ways to get more space to temporarily store goods that you need for your business. You could add on to your storage area, or you could install a pallet rack system to alleviate your storage and supply chain problems. Installing pallet racks helps you maximize your current space so you can store more goods in your business’ storage area and have less waiting in an offsite warehouse. You can adjust your quantities and store more in-demand items so you are less likely to run out of them and lose sales.
- Make Room for Forklifts
A pallet rack system needs forklifts to help make it work. You might already have one or more forklifts to move heavy and palletized goods around your storage area. Installing pallet racks makes it easier to store palletized goods off of the floor until you need them. Storing them off the ground and on the floor beneath the pallet racks opens up more space for one or more forklifts and makes it easier to store, move, and stock items as needed.
- Organize Your Inventory
If you move a lot of goods through your place of business, you need to organize your inventory to work better with the current supply chain and any future changes. Real estate services provider JLL says 96 percent of the nation’s warehouse space is occupied. That leaves very little room for storing products that aren’t ready for immediate retail sales. It also means businesses are paying premium prices for warehousing services. Installing a pallet racking system makes it a lot easier to organize your inventory, determine what might be getting low, and order more as needed.
- Improve Workplace Safety
A crowded backroom and storage area hides many potential dangers. Workers might move carts, pallet jacks, or forklifts without seeing other workers and cause injuries. Items are more likely to get jostled and damaged – or possibly stolen – while stored on the floor. A pallet racking system can get those items off the floor that don’t need to be there and more safely and securely store them while making the workplace a safer place.