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Procure racking systems from your forklift dealer maximizes efficiency

Aug 26, 2016
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Warehouse racking systems are a key element of any operation. It doesn’t matter what kind of goods you are storing and picking, racking systems can be engineered to fit any warehouse application in both ambient and cold storage environments.

Warehouse racking systems are a key element of any operation. It doesn’t matter what kind of goods you are storing and picking, racking systems can be engineered to fit any warehouse application in both ambient and cold storage environments.

Warehouse managers usually need a racking expert to consult with and deploy systems successfully. The best place to go for this expertise is your forklift dealership - like Arbor Material Handling in the tri-state area, serving Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware.

Notice that Arbor has the words “material handling” in its company name. Yes it is a Raymond forklift dealer and provides new, used and rental forklifts - however Arbor is also a specialist in warehouse optimization and all things material handling.  That includes designing, customizing and installing warehouse racking systems.

Even though a forklift supplier like Arbor may not necessarily come to mind first for racking, it should be your first call. By bundling your forklift and racking solutions together you can save a lot of time and maximize operational efficiency. And let’s face it, time is your most precious commodity in operations and warehouse management.

Here are six ways that using a forklift supplier as a racking expert can make your life easier as a warehouse a manager:

  1. Reduced Project Administration: Efficiency starts when you deal with one contact for two applications - racking and forklifts. This immediately reduces calls and emails that eat up time.

  2. Coordinated layouts: Having a knowledge of the lift trucks you use and the application of the racking you need immediately makes sense. These two resources are used together and in the context of each other so procuring them from the same place is a smart move. When you bundle your racking and forklift purchase into one, you can coordinate warehouse racking and storage layout with your lift truck types for seamless and more efficient product storage. Do so also drive operational efficiency into your application.

  3. Vendor logistics: Combining your vendors for racking and lift trucks makes purchasing, billing, scheduling and installing all much simpler. It helps steer clear of hold ups and expensive down times by managing everything from one single expert source.

  4. Timing: When you work with a single provider, you ensure products are available (in stock) and delivered to your location without a delay, or a need to stop production for deliveries. We are interested in keeping your operation’s up-time maximized so we work with you to get you the solutions you need with little or no interruption.

  5. Post-installation up-time: If any issue occurs with the equipment post-installation, then your materials handling dealer can also provide forklift rentals to keep your operation running, avoiding down time. This is especially important in the months that lead up to the end-of-year holiday season.

  6. Asset protection: Damage to racking equipment is not only expensive, but also dangerous to the well being of your warehouse staff. Your materials handling dealer can provide warehouse damage protection products. That includes guard rails, bollards, column guards and barrier systems. They can also source forklift impact management accessories.

Your forklift provider - like Arbor Material Handling - has a deep understanding of your warehouse business and the challenges you face in every shift. Their warehouse consultants and experts can provide great advice and information on how to optimize your systems and improve warehouse productivity. They are your pipeline to new product lines, warehouse technology, rental equipment, warehouse storage solutions, and of course racking design and implementation.

Call Arbor today and ask for help, advice or expertise. Our staff is ready to make your warehouse operation the best that it can be.

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