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BACKGROUND

This Southern California warehouse facility in San Diego county was inefficient, with major issues such as limited storage, improper spacing for forklift usage, and inefficient inventory management. The QMH team was excited to take on this project and turn it into an efficient, effective, and safe work environment.

NEEDS

  • More storage
  • Better forklift access and mobility
  • Improve inventory management

CHALLENGES

1.

Inefficient Warehouse Layout

Their existing heavy-duty pallet racking ran along the facility vertically, resulting in inefficient use of their forklifts. The lack of efficiency stemmed from the long path of travel from the dock to the pallet positions due to the configuration.

2.

Safety Compliance

Improper spacing of the pallet racks resulted in smaller aisles, impeding the use of forklifts and creating potential hazards in the facility. This also caused damage to the upright frames over time.

3.

Inefficient Storage Systems

The facility was also using smaller shelving units that did not fulfill their storage needs and used an unnecessarily large portion of their warehouse square footage.

Solutions

Teardown & Installation

We performed a complete teardown of existing pallet racks and boltless shelving. We installed brand pallet racks with higher levels, increased capacity and pallet positions.

Custom Manufacturing

New workbenches, designed for the shipping and processing department, allow for more efficient processing and packaging.

Catwalk Mezzanine

Designed and installed a boltless shelving catwalk mezzanine. This replaced the preexisting smaller shelving units and provided more storage in less space. All items in their storage system are now easily accessible and manageable.

The Outcome

After completely redesigning their warehouse layout and professionally installing their pallet racking and boltless shelving mezzanine to meet all proper city codes, QMH created a safer and more efficient environment. The new storage system allows for much safer forklift use, improved inventory management, and increased storage by maximizing the facility’s work area.