25 Feb FIFO Pallet Racking – Short-Cutting Your Processes to Follow FIFO Easily and Simply
“A pallet flow rack or gravity flow rack is a FIFO racking system well-designed with a roller system. The roller system uses gravity and specially timed rollers in order to control the speed at which a product will be placed in the front of the line.”
Is there a FIFO based pallet rack or pallet racking style out there that will help you fulfill your obligations? The answer is yes. A pallet rack specially designed to fit the needs of a business that has to follow FIFO exists. FIFO stands for the first in-first out, methodology of inventory stocking. The system is a “pallet flow rack”.
A “gravity flow rack” is another name for this system. It makes use of gravity to replenish a product that was just removed with the next oldest product. How does it do that action? It is because newer products are loaded behind the rack while older products are picked from the front. The system then uses gravity to load the next oldest product in the front where it can be picked. A system of rollers controls the speed at which the product is pushed forward so that nothing gets damaged on its way to being next in line to leave your business. You get a product being used or sold in the first in first out system, automated, and without damage to the product. A pallet flow rack or gravity flow rack is a FIFO racking system well-designed with a roller system. The roller system uses gravity and specially timed rollers in order to control the speed at which a product will be placed in the front of the line.
The system does not use electricity at all. A great thing if you are looking to save money, or, to be able to follow FIFO even if you have no power. Most of us would love to automate parts of our businesses. Removing parts of a process leaves you more time to figure out how to drive profits. If you could handle your FIFO processes without thinking about them then the only reason not to do it is if it does not make financial sense at the time which is understandable. It is still going to cost you money in the form of time. We all have our moments where we have to wait before we can get something that helps our business grow.
“The system does not use electricity at all. A great thing if you are looking to save money, or, to be able to follow FIFO even if you have no power. Removing parts of a process leaves you more time to figure out how to drive profits.”
Setting up your warehouse for FIFO is smart. Most people, understandably, jump into their businesses and get their warehouse going as soon as they can. It is because a lot of them moved out of their garage and into a warehouse. They had to get their business up and running ASAP. The business is running. It needs to keep running. However, maybe it is time to think about how to set up your business. Especially if you are considering new racks for your business. Set up your business so that it runs smoothly and with respect to first in-first out inventory systems. You can do that with a warehouse CAD layout so that you do not have to change anything until you are ready. In fact, planning like this will allow you to plan out your work. Planning makes sure that it does not interfere with current processes. You can keep on working as you currently do. As a result, you can do that until you are ready to fully transfer over to the newer system of running your business.
You can get the FIFO pallet racking you need by getting a pallet flow rack or a gravity flow rack. You can also get a warehouse CAD layout to properly set your business up for success. If you need more help then you can call us. Use the number in the footer to talk to us today.