Block storage

What is block storage?

Block storage is the term used to describe a warehouse in which stackable pallets, crates or mesh boxes are stacked on top of each other without the use of shelving or other devices. In a block storage system, only identical items are usually stored per storage line in order to have direct access to each item. This type of storage is best suited for palletized goods, drinks, barrels or tires. If the block storage system is only accessible from one side, the FIFO principle is difficult to apply. In such a warehouse, the LIFO principle must be applied.

Advantages of block storage

  • High degree of space utilization and area
  • High flexibility - the block storage system can be converted very quickly if required
  • Cost savings, as the packaging materials are stacked on top of each other and no shelves are required
  • Low maintenance and investment costs due to the absence of shelves

Disadvantages of block storage

  • Poor access to individual articles
  • High access times due to poorly accessible goods
  • Storage not suitable for perishable goods



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