Palletizing to reduce costs
Few alternatives bring better results in inventory management than palletizing. The solution provides more efficient and organized warehouses, which inevitably leads to lower costs.
In this article we will deal with the main concepts that involve the process and ways to implement it.
After all, what is palletizing?
The method consists of using pallets to store the company’s products. Its use is widespread in the most different areas of activity and in the most diverse sizes of warehouses.
Its application generates space savings and efficiency in terms of stock management, since the products are organized on pallets and stacked with the help of machines, which brings us to the main characteristic of the method: verticalization.
And the pallets?
They are the fundamental unit for the operation of the whole process. The pallets follow a national standard regarding their size measurements. The Brazilian pallet measures 1m by 1.20m, in addition to being available in the following materials: wood, plastic, steel, and can also be disposable.
The duration of the pallets varies according to their material. Made of pine, wood is the most common, although it is not recommended for companies that work with chemical materials, as the risk of contamination and deterioration is high. For these cases, the plastic pallet is the most suitable.
The ease of cleaning pallets made of steel makes them ideal for use in cold rooms. Durability and resistance are also relevant features of this model.
Disposable pallets are models made in a personalized way for each product, adapting to the indicated size and support. Although they are also made of wood, in this case they are discarded after use.
The palletizing models
Warehouse space and its layout should guide the choice of the best method for your company. Everything will really depend on the need or not to find solutions to possible limitations.
That’s why there are several palletizing models and countless layout options that can be applied in your warehouse, bringing efficiency and even more organization.
It is a palletizing process whose main characteristic is to group resources and equipment in the same place, respecting the activities they develop.
In this way, the work of the teams is facilitated, time is organized and spaces are better arranged.
palletizing in cells
Here the strong point is the economy of space. By creating specific cells for each type of product, it is possible to order the load and optimize the stock.
The cells create places dedicated to the transport and storage of materials in common use for the same task.
The line palletizing process follows a predetermined linear production flow.
In this way, a production line is established, such as a vehicle assembly line, for example.
The advantages of in-line palletizing are enormous. Among them are:
- Cut operating costs;
- Speed to organize large volumes;
- Palletization by use;
- Reduction of electricity costs.
Palletization by use
Seeks to arrange the products according to the needs of their productions. In this way, generally, the equipment necessary to carry out the work is requested according to its use.
This method requires a lot of planning, as it takes time to organize items in advance.
Why bet on verticalization and palletization?
It is important to remember that palletizing is completely linked to stock verticalization. Pallets with goods organized without stacking waste space and warehouse resources.
It is necessary to invest in a resistant and quality structure, in addition to being compatible with the dimensions of the space.
Pallet rack, Self-supporting with stacker crane, Push back, Dynamic and Drive-in / Drive-through System are solutions that will help you implement verticalization and the most efficient palletizing process for your warehouse.
At Águia Sistemas you will find pallet handling and storage systems adapted to your needs, optimizing efficient production and maximizing results.
(The text above was constructed with information from the haasmadeiras.com.br website).