Planning Access Aisles In Rolling High Capacity Storage Shelving
Many businesses discard High Capacity Storage Shelving because they think the systems can only have one access aisle. As designers of High Capacity Storage Shelving systems, we can help you plan the right storage system to maximize your floorspace and enhance productivity. Below are some planning tips to help you determine if High Capacity Storage Shelving is right for you, and how many access aisles you will need. (view Rolling High Capacity Storage Shelving images) Click here to learn more about high density mobile shelving.
3 Tips for a Successful High Capacity Storage Shelving Installation
The typical rule of thumb is one access aisle for every 6-8 rows of rolling shelves. While this is the norm, the number of access aisles you need for your High Capacity Storage Shelving is based on your activity level. Whether you are storing file boxes or parts, the following planning tips will help you discover how many access aisles you need and whether High Capacity Storage Shelving is a good solution for your storage area.
Tip #1 - Perform a Quick Study
Performing a quick study to see how many people access your storage area at the same time will help you plan your storage system. Many businesses have 3 or 4 people accessing their storage area, but after careful study they find that they are rarely accessing the storage area at the same time. Our experience shows that 80% of the time only one person is in a storage area at a time, making High Capacity Shelving a likely solution to save floorspace.
On the other hand, if 2 or more people are frequently in the storage area at the same time, you can plan two or more access aisles. A quick study of your storage area can provide a wealth of information that you might not have been aware of to ensure you plan the right number of access aisles for your rolling High Capacity Storage Shelving.
Tip #2 - Consider ReoRGANIZING Stored Items
Many times simply reorganizing the way your items are stored can save space and enhance productivity. Consider separating your active items from the rest of your storage area and storing them in shelving with a static access aisle. This will allow access to your active items at all times while storing less active items in High Capacity Storage Shelving to save floorspace. In addition, the system can be designed with shelves on the control end panels for fast-moving items while the slow-moving items are kept inside the system. Weighing the pros and cons of how and why your items are stored the way they are may help your business save space.
TIP #3 - Redistribute Tasks
The third tip deals with how your employees interact with your storage area. One client we worked with had two employees in the storage area about 50% of the time. They deemed their storage area was too active for High Capacity Storage Shelving. After careful study, they found that by simply grouping certain tasks and scheduling times in the day for the tasks to be performed, they could enhance worker productivity and save space with a High Capacity Storage system.
Contact Us for More Information On Planning Your Rolling High Capacity Storage Shelving
These are just a few tips to help you plan the proper number of access aisles for rolling High Capacity Storage Shelving. For more design help or questions, give us a call at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message to speak with a specialist in your area.