Storage has always been a big issue for manufacturers and production units, because they have some serious stuff to take care for example: raw material packed in boxes and finished products completely packed in the form of racks and boxes which means, it is important to place them responsibly and carefully to bring out more space from the same place where things are scattered and that’s what will be discussed here. For those who are from the background of supply chain and engineering must have heard the terms which we are about to discuss after couple of lines:
Single entry rack: in order to understand the concept of a rack one has to understand the concept of a rack, which means two strong parallel steel rods which allow the package to slide smoothly. There is a small difference driving rack allows ample space for the lifter to drive in and place the stock on the rails (which allows the package to seamlessly slide through the slide and hit the dead end which is considered as the end of the rail) now the technical thing to understand is the single entry rack allows the entry of the package from one point only and there is no other way to stock. So attempting the LIFO (last in first out) method the last stock would be the newest as compared to the first one (which would be the oldest stock).
Double entry driving rack: double rack system is something which has the same concept as single entry driving rack, but with an extra option that from both sides the lifter can come in a place the storage on the rails. Double entry system is a bit beneficial as compared to the aforementioned. As it allows good space and option to move around. Hence mostly the pure manufacturing storage, warehouses use this kind of driving racks system.
when it is feasible to use the drive racking system: there are benefits involved but this racking system is not suitable everywhere, it is important to understand the actual utility which means product require cold/freezer kind storage or identical commodities stored in bulk and need to be placed together require the drive in racking. So the bulk storage is yet another clear identification to tell as in when to use double entry racking system.
Most of the time this racking system is not feasible for any storage of perishable items, which means LIFO method would destroy the firstly entered package completely specifically perishable items are not recommended to be stored with this method of racking. As we have discussed before that racking system requires proper knowledge of supply chain and engineering otherwise things may go wrong.