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Storage System

Designing a functional and well-organized warehouse or distribution center is critical to productivity, and one of the first steps to this is to select the right type of storage system and design its configuration. Storage systems are undoubtedly a major capital investment, and it should be understood that depending on the design, its location within the warehouse, floor plan and work process, it can help or impede throughput. 


Items typically stored in a warehouse are boxes, packages, or pallets, etc., and storage program is developed to maintain adequate inventory so that there is no problem meeting expected demand.  

It is important to select the right type of storage system according to the physical size and weight of the items and the frequency of use. 

The most important thing to consider when choosing an optimal storage solution

  • A storage system that can store more in a smaller space 

  • Accuracy and stability of storage and picking

  • Suitable for refrigeration environments

  • Storage and pickup flexibility for peak and seasonal items

The systems introduced below are merely basic physical forms, and various derivative solutions or complex solutions may be provided within each system. Furthermore, in the trend of increasing logistics day by day, it is recommended to introduce automation system in your warehouse, along with a program that systematically manages the warehousing status and loading locations. 

Static Shelving

It is a storage method designed to be fixed in one place and is used for storing light (less than 500g) items in most cases, but depending on the characteristics of the warehouse, different items are loaded on each level, also heavy items. It is especially used when storing inventory that requires constant replenishment. 

In the case of loading only light objects, it is designed in consideration of the movement line suitable for manual work, but when loading heavy objects, it must be designed in consideration of the entry, exit and movement of a forklift. 


​Mobile Shelving

A mobile shelf is a type of shelf designed to help you store more in a smaller space. Basically similar to a fixed shelf, but with a carriage or rail system mounted on the shelf, or designed to be transported by AMR, it eliminates a fixed aisle and allows for easier access to inventory even when space is tight. This is a system that solves where the amount of items to be stored continues to increase but the floor space remains the same. 


Mobile Shelving systems can include level tracs that can be manual or mechanized, or these can be designed as AMR transport systems. A locking system can also be applied to control access by ordinary workers. 


Pallet Racking


Pallet racking is a system for storing large items that require pallets. In general, vertical space is used to increase the storage density. For warehauses with active material flow, this system is usually treated as the heart of the operation. Depending on the height to be loaded, forklifts or automated mechanisms are used. 

There are several types of pallet racking systems, in most cases the choice is made based on weight limitations, flexibility, and whether the system requires changes to the existing infrastructure. 

Multi-Tier Racking


This system is designed for warehouses with limited floor space but high usable heights. This is a manual storage solution that allows you to stack items in high places by creating multiple tiers to maximize storage space utilization. This system is an excellent choice for stacking small items, with the flexibility to add or remove layers depending on the situation. 

Making good use of this system requires strategically organizing each level of load items, packing items as densely as possible, but at the same time paying attention to weight limits and compliance guidelines from ceiling to rack height. 

Mezzanine Flooring

Also called Rack Mezzanine or Storage Mezzanine, or Warehouse Mezzanine Floor. The mezzanine is designed based on the Storage Rack System. 

It is a productive and space-saving option that can be designed to provide easier access to inventory while functionally improving storage space. However, it is also a viable option of you have the budget and your strategic warehouse layout allows it. 

On a larger scale, it also has great potential for custom functions such as lighting, lift systems and conveyors. 

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