Auburn Hills, MI, June 14, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Shelving, Inc. (www.shelving.com) announces that it is now providing a complete line of Carton Flow Racks, a live storage system used in the order picking operations of distribution centers and manufacturing plants. Maximizing cubic capacity is key in running a well-organized distribution center or warehouse and Carton Flow Racks are an ideal solution for high density, dynamic storage. Carton Flow Racks save time, labor and space. Less time spent walking and searching for items means fewer pickers with less supervision. Floor space is saved because fewer aisles are needed to reach the same amount of products. A first in, first out stock rotation is always achieved.
"Our customers are amazed with the amount of time that is actually saved by using the Flow Racks," said Joe Schodowski, president of Shelving, Inc. Because one carton of each line item is located on the pick face means that a large number of SKU's are presented to the picker over a small area. Walking time is drastically reduced, which in turn increases efficiency in the operation and provides significant labor savings. “Transitioning from static storage to carton flow racks should be a top priority for warehouse managers. Static storage is inefficient and labor intensive, typically requiring 2 to 4 times more pickers, and twice the floor space than flow rack systems. This can cause inventory control, stock rotation and picking accuracy problems,” said Schodowski.
A Carton Flow Rack is similar to a conveyor within a rack structure--loads are generally deposited on one side and flow gently to the other. Carton Flow Racks may be many units deep where the carton at the front is going to be picked from and the cartons behind are reserve storage. By achieving high-density, dynamic storage, Carton Flow Racks offer excellent payback while also keeping pickers at a safe distance from the forklifts that are replenishing the racks.
About Shelving, Inc.
Shelving, Inc. has been at the forefront of providing customized shelving and storage solutions for industry and business for since 1960. One of the top shelving distributors in the country, Shelving, Inc. has over 25 employees with two global distribution centers and a commercial e-commerce web site, shelving.com. The Shelving Store, a division of Shelving, Inc., is a multi-channel retailer of home/residential storage systems consisting of a storefront, catalog, personal design team, and e-commerce web site theshelvingstore.com.