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Requirements of racking systems.


Needless to say, requirement analysis is the most important part of building a workable racking system. Below we are going to discuss factors that one is supposed to look at when building a workable racking system. Here are some crucial factors you should look when you are building your racking system.


1.Size and type of products.


Some racking systems are cheap for small products or pallets but on the other hand, they are expensive for large items. Other racking systems are cheap for large products but expensive for small products. A good example of a racking system that is cheap for small products is the selective packet racking systems. Basically, you need to redesign or package your products in what you deem fit and customizable to your budget. If you take an example of selective packet racking systems  more than  2500 pallets would be very expensive and hence you need a very different structure


2.Movement of goods

The type and movement of goods basically affect your racking system The best place goods that are fast moving is at the edge of the racking system. Slow moving goods should basically be placed at the centre of your racking system.

Depending on your preference you can basically place your goods in terms LIFO or FIFO systems. LIFO systems basically refer to last in first out and FIFO refers to first in first out.

If you have products that are rapidly moving it would be a wise idea if you had products that are directed back to back and only a few layers deep for easier retrieval.




There are well known, standards of forklifts. Needless to say, your racking systems should basically be compatible with a variety of forklifts. Rare compositions of your rack systems are basically going to make you go extra miles trying to find compatible fork-lifts for your systems. You should also ensure you can easily be able to find spares and new forklifts that are going to rhyme properly with your systems.


Before buying any racking system it is always advised that you should always talk to your forklift provider to give you proper insights and advise depending on the machinery equipment and handlers that he has.


4.Type of racking system

Needless to say, different racking systems store stocks in different ways. If you take an example of double deep racking takes a completely different approach from selective racking systems. In double- deep handling stocks are held with outermost precision and hence it is one of the best racking systems for fragile goods or goods that need uttermost care and handling. There are also more open spaces and hence better visibility of your warehouse open space. Hence you should be keen and ensure that you have the best racking system that meets your needs and also easily adjusts your budget.


Remember your racking system should also be made in a way that allows flexibility in the future for expansion and integration. Basically, these are some of the important factors to look at when building your racking system

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