Floor storage

Floor storage: storing goods without shelving technology

When it comes to unit loads, floor storage is the absolute basic variant of storage technology. All goods to be stored are placed on the floor.

Depending on the system and size of the warehouse, a distinction is made between block and row storage.

Block storage: All load units are arranged as blocks and stacked on top of each other. Access is therefore limited to the outer load units.

Row storage: All load units are arranged in rows and also stacked on top of each other. Access is therefore possible directly, without any need for relocation.

The main advantage of floor storage is the low organizational effort, and there are no investment and maintenance costs for shelving. Due to the low costs involved, this type of storage technology is mainly used in small companies with a manageable product range. This principle often reaches its capacity limits due to the limitation of the stack height and the inability to use auxiliary equipment (mechanical warehouse management).

However, one explanation for the popularity of floor storage among SMEs lies in its flexibility, as it enables uncomplicated warehouse management. However, the systemic limitations are one reason why shelving technology tends to be used.


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