11 February 2019

Do you really need to expand your warehouse storage space?

The storage space in your warehouse has a direct impact on the performance of your supply chain. When warehouse space becomes an issue, it doesn't always mean that you need to find a larger warehouse.

A warehouse relocation is a massive undertaking in expense and downtime for any business whether small or large. It is best to assess the options of adjustments to the current warehouse space before deciding on a warehouse move. If storage space requirements have not escalated. Then engaging in a larger warehouse could result in decreased cost efficiencies in the warehouse. This is especially the case when the storage space is being under-utilised. Find out what to assess before deciding on a warehouse relocation.

Increasing the storage space within your warehouse will be dependent on many aspects. Including the stored items, inventory levels and age of the current racking structure. Warehouse Design Consultants provide assistance and professional advice on the warehouse space options.

Additional Floor Storage Space

Within some warehouses, it is possible to add an additional floor level. This is entirely dependent on the structure and layout of the current warehouse. Adding an additional level to a warehouse can use up the unused vertical space within a warehouse. It is an option to increasing the warehouse storage capacity without having to move to an alternative warehouse.
Raised Storage Areas - Structural Raised Area

Decrease Aisle Widths

It is possible to increase the number of pallet spaces available in a warehouse by altering the aisle widths. The aisles can be changed from a traditional width to a narrow aisle to accommodate additional bays of racking and or shelving. This option could involve needing to replace warehouse equipment that works in narrow aisles.
Narrow Aisle Racking
Warehouse Products - Sandvik Mining & Construction - Warehouse Racking System

Modify Your Storage Type

Additions to the racking or shelving structure that is within the warehouse could be modified. So as to increase the levels that can be stored within the structure. Instead of adjusting the aisle widths.

There are many options for warehouse storage such as:

Selective Pallet Racking,
Double Deep Pallet Racking,
Drive-In Racking and
Cantilever Racking.

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