8 March 2017

Changing Technology Needs in Modern Warehouse Storage

“How do we use warehouse storage most effectively?” is a question that is often asked. The rapidly evolving technology industry affects your warehouse significantly. Updating your technology will improve your warehouse and streamline the processes.

How do you know if the technology in your warehouse storage is updated?
The answer to this entirely depends on your company needs. The division of technology into the warehouse is into two parts: Hardware and Software.


The hardware of the warehouse storage is the racking or storage system you have or require. There are many Racking Systems available including:

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

Shelving Systems can include and are not limited to:

Rolled Upright Shelving, and
Open Span Shelving.

In addition, other Storage Systems available are Raised Storage Areas.

The right equipment will improve your warehouse systems. As well as, assisting to streamline the processes of your warehouse. A great design of the racking and storage will provide the optimisation of all available space. As a result, you then know that you are utilising the full potential of the space available.


It can be beneficial to your warehouse to adopt a software managing system. An example is a Warehouse Management System (WMS). A WMS can improve the workflow and streamline the flow through your warehouse. Also through fully utilising the warehouse storage, so that use of it is as effective as possible. Moreover, the WMS is often able to suggest the best routes and methods for collecting or putting away SKUs. In turn, making the management of the warehouse storage more efficient. Through using a WMS you’ll find that the workflow is much smoother, resulting in more efficient warehouse processes.

Being up-to-date with warehouse storage technology brings many advantages. Optimising workflow means that the work becomes more efficient. When utilising your full warehouse storage potential, then you know you are utilising all available space. Making the Warehouse Return on Investment (ROI) as high as possible. As we all know, warehouse storage ties up a remarkable amount of capital.

Some would argue that there are disadvantages to focusing too much on warehouse storage. As with all investments, warehouse storage requires capital to stay relevant. The recouping of the initial costs will be as streamlining takes your warehouse storage to a new level. On the other hand, the disadvantages of not improving your warehouse storage can be disastrous. Only increasing costs and time for your organisation.


To summarise, warehouse storage is much more than just storing your goods. It’s about how we act as efficiently and rationally as possible, in order to maximise potential. Warehouse storage ties up a great deal of capital and as such it’s important that ROI is high. One of the best ways to do this is to ensure you are optimising your warehouse storage and the technology you use is up-to-date.

Abbott Storage Systems believes that warehouse storage is a crucial component of your company. We have a vast array of warehouse racking products at our disposal. Allowing us to recommend the best solution for you and your warehouse storage issues.

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