CHAPTER FIVE

PALLETS: PALLET STORAGE AND HANDLING SYSTEMS

5.1   Pallet Storage Systems

5.2   Pallet Handling Systems

5.3   Pallet Storage and Handling Systems Selection

We begin our RightHouse taxonomy (Figure 5.1) of pallet storage and handling systems by classifying the systems into (1) pallet storage systems and (2) pallet handling systems. Although the two subsystems work hand in hand, selection of the storage system is driven primarily by the desire to improve storage density and is dictated by the on-hand inventory and turnover of the items in pallet storage. The choice of the handling system is driven primarily by the desire for high handling productivity and tradeoffs in required capital investment.

Figure 5.1 RightHouse taxonomy of pallet ...

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