This specialized racking offers many benefits for companies with the right application. Still, no rack system is perfect and can create challenges unless you do your due diligence. The greatest negative carton flow racks have is cost. Specialized products always come with a higher price tag. Carton flow racks are no different.
The cost difference is significant compared to static racking. However, the question you must ask is will the potential labor cost savings associated with static racks offset the additional costs. The answer most often is yes, but your situation may be different.
Carton flow racks do not fit a pallet load operation. Other options offer savings if you want to make a change, but a carton flow rack is not one.
Finally, adding a carton flow rack will require a change in picking and order fulfillment. Yes, this change will eventually be positive. However, growing pains could derail productivity and create other issues. The best approach to this is consult with a rack professional to help in designing a plan around your new carton flow rack. These professionals can help with other questions you may have. Contact us today.