Racking: The Importance of Standardization

Despite the best of intentions, purchasing departments often cause unintentional chaos to warehouses and distribution centers, by affecting the configuration of pallet racking and storage systems. Pallet racks should not be considered a simple commodity to be bought at the lowest price available; there are significant lifecycle costs and externalities to take into account when selecting these racks.

The experts at 1Stop Material Handling have published an exceptional guide on the importance of racking standardization. Their white paper below covers the following topics regarding racking standardization.



Goal and knowledge gaps naturally exist Rack system lifecycle issues

  1. Weight and Safety
  2. Supplier Viability
  3. Personnel Turnover
  4. Change Management
  5. Capacity Utilization

Conclusion Example: Customer Audit