Did you realize that on average, product selection accounts for a massive 63% of all distribution work? In comparison, distribution only accounts for 18%, 13%, and 6% of shipping, receiving, and other associated operations. Therefore, choosing productivity is a crucial statistic to aim for to boost overall efficiency in a business. Especially in the food and beverage industries, layer picking has been a popular method used by several warehouses.
Layer Picking: What Is It?
The process of layer-picking Shelving Rack Malaysia allows for the rapid assembly of a unique combination of items into a single pallet. This software is perfect for businesses that fulfill just-in-time orders or need to handle pallets with a variety of SKUs. Attachments may be added to forktrucks so that they can choose from a “layer” of items that are all the same product. The key to effectiveness is layer-by-layer selection rather than case-by-case selection. A layer-selecting fork truck operator may outpick manual labor 5:1. Products and employees alike benefit from this kind of handling. There is less danger that cases will be broken, and strenuous work that might injure workers is reduced. This frees up resources, allowing employees to focus on more crucial aspects of running the business. Cascade, a company that makes layer-picking attachments for fork trucks, does an excellent job of summarizing the idea in this video.
Benefits of Rack Construction
When choosing layers, many applications simply place items on the floor next to a rail guide installed on the floor for the fork truck. However, optimizing your software for a racking system implies more effective use of storage capacity and faster restocking.
The first step in rack layout for a layer-picking system is the picking aisle. It’s crucial to provide adequate room in the aisle for the fork truck’s layer-picking attachment to move around freely. To maximize efficiency once the selection aisle has been set up, it is preferable to plan the restocking of items to occur in outside aisles rather than the picking aisle itself.
This is accomplished by arranging Pallet Flow Racks on the ground floor for loading from the outer lanes. Gravity pulls inventory forward to an aisle spot, where layers may be picked using a dedicated picking lane. Bulk storage is located close to the lanes used for Pallet Flow. The best kind of rack for this purpose is a Push Back Rack. As a denser option, it provides more storage space and may even be incorporated into an overhead Picking Tunnel for even more space. Because of its compact nature, a forklift driver can’t accidentally drive into the pick aisle and cause a commotion. This might happen with the help of selective racking. In addition to its high storage density, the Push Rack may be loaded and unloaded in the face position, directly from the replenishment aisles.
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MR Space has extensive expertise in the design of Layer Picking Heavy Duty Rack Malaysia Solutions. You may discover more about how we can assist your next application by contacting us now, regardless of whether you are an experienced professional or a novice wanting to deploy your first system.