What is a small parts warehouse?
In so-called small parts warehouses, goods of a small size and weight are stored. This type of stored goods creates two problems:
- Most often there is a large number of different items
- The articles are frequently turned over
A special small parts warehouse is built to deal with these problems.
What are the types of small parts storage?
There are several ways to build a small parts warehouse. The most convenient is a single-storey warehouse. Here, items are stored in single-level racks and manually handled by employees. These racking systems can also be erected on multiple levels, which in turn requires the use of mechanical equipment to serve the goods.
At the other end of the small parts warehouse spectrum are fully automated warehouses. They can make optimum use of the available storage volume and also require hardly any manual effort on the part of the employees. However, in the event of technical problems with the racking technology, the entire warehouse can quickly be paralyzed. In addition, the investment costs are very high.