Drones Promise to Shakeup Logistical Operations Methods in Warehouses

Posted On: June 12, 2015

In recent years, drones have been used to automate many industries.  From package delivery to recreation, the applications are endless. Some companies have been taking it a step further with automated drones in their distribution centers as well – an innovation that is bringing about impressive results. Most of the media attention that has circulated concerning the use of drones generally revolves around their application as a delivery agent threatening the livelihoods of countless couriers across the nation. Amazon Prime recently delivered a bottle of sunscreen to an Amazon conference in Palm Springs, with UPS and Google following suit with

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Lessons Learned from Platform (Mezzanine) Installations

Posted On: May 13, 2015

Providing Fast-Turnaround Workspace and Inventory Solutions When it comes to reaping the benefits of a new work platform (mezzanine), the key to keeping Murphy’s Law at bay is good planning and anticipation. But, for many platform (mezzanine) projects, lessons have been learned the hard way: Design integration is not given enough careful consideration (ex: base plate orientation, span not correlating with existing wall or column locations. Column bearing surfaces are of unequal height  Not enough contingency time is built into the construction time-line Life Safety and OSHAC considerations aren’t thoroughly addressed. When a large material handling system is planned for

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Choosing the Right Type of Industrial Shelving Systems

Posted On: April 14, 2015

Although there are many differences in how various warehouses operate, one dynamic shared by all is the use of industrial shelving systems. Whether used strictly for storage or inventory being prepared for shipment, it is important to choose the right type of system. By doing so, warehouses run more efficiently, production increases, and safety improves. •  Special Considerations When looking at different industrial shelving systems, you want to consider several factors. With good planning, you will save time and money in both the short and long term. •  Internal Business Operations– Whether you require standard or heavy-duty steel shelving, start by

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CASE STUDY: OʼReilly Auto Parts

Posted On: March 13, 2015

Requirement: Seismically sound multi-level shelving engineered to hold hazardous materials Participants: Western Pacific Storage Solutions & Fortna Partner on DC When Missouri-based O’Reilly Auto Parts purchased CSK Automotive, the merger of the two companies presented O’Reilly with a number of distribution-related strategic and tactical challenges. Not the least of these challenges was the need to remodel select facilities to meet O’Reilly’s business model, and to construct new distribution centers to support the growing O’Reilly organization. To handle the integration, O’Reilly partnered with distribution experts, Fortna, who in turn, selected Western Pacific Storage Solutions (www.wpss.com) from an array of leading shelving

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The Various Industries That We Serve

Posted On: January 7, 2015

With a broad range of shelving, rack, record storage, and mezzanine systems, Western Pacific Storage Solutions (WPSS) has the perfect solution for all types of industries. For more than 30 years, our goal has remained the same: to provide customers with the right solution that saves time and money and improves day-to-day operations. Brief Introduction to Our Customers Beverage Distribution – Many beverage distribution companies struggle with limited space. We can rectify the problem by incorporating a cantilever rack with a steel shelf system. To reduce breakage, this custom-engineered product has rounded corners. Compared to traditional shelving, our one-piece steel shelves provide

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Five Ways Your Business Can Benefit from Boltless Shelving

Posted On: December 12, 2014

Boltless shelving, also referred to as rivet shelving, is one of the most popular shelving solutions available today. This particular shelving system offers numerous benefits compared to other shelving solutions. Although beneficial to any business, this system is especially great for companies on a tight budget that need affordable shelving without compromising on quality and reliability. Key Benefits If you are interested in boltless shelving, you should focus on five primary factors: assembly, versatility, durability, portability and reconfiguration, and safety. Fast and Efficient Assembly– Because this unique shelving system is assembled with only a rubber mallet, installation requires very little

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Reasons to Choose Boltless Shelving over Other Shelving Options

Posted On: November 20, 2014

Western Pacific Storage Solutions (WPSS) has one of the best boltless shelving products on the market. RiveTier®, the original low-profile boltless system, saves time and money. Amazing Benefits of RiveTier® Even without sway braces, these industrial shelves handle the toughest storage jobs. Without cross beams, boltless shelving provides access to materials from both sides. This makes loading and unloading quicker and more efficient. The aesthetics are cleaner, creating a work environment that looks professional and organized. This type of industrial shelving is an excellent cost-effective and long-term solution for various industries and applications. The construction includes steel posts and rivet beams,

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Tips to Increase the Life of Your Industrial Shelving System

Posted On: October 20, 2014

Over the years, an industrial shelving system typically takes a beating. Especially when used in certain environments like warehouses, plants, factories, and automotive shops, it is exposed to wear and tear relatively fast. The good news is that there are ways to increase the life of this type of shelving solution. Choosing the Right Shelving System It is important that you choose the right type of industrial shelving system. The shelving system used in a harsh working environment is different from shelves in an office. For instance, shelves in an automotive shop hold heavy, often greasy parts and equipment, while in an

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Industrial Storage Shelves – Options for a Warehouse

Posted On: September 11, 2014

Although warehouses use industrial storage shelves, the exact type depends on several factors. When looking at industrial storage solutions, you want a product that fits the budget and flow of the business. With a wide range of designs, styles, sizes, and materials, choosing the right industrial storage shelves is often a daunting task. To simplify your search, look for shelves that are strong, durable, versatile, and easy for your installers to install. Steel Shelving Steel storage shelving is popular. Whether you need industrial storage shelves for a retail store or warehouse, steel is a viable choice. This material is cost-efficient, durable,

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Tips to Maximize Your Floor Space with Industrial Platforms

Posted On: August 20, 2014

For many warehouses, factories, and distribution centers, space is a serious challenge. Typically, limited space makes it difficult for people to move about, equipment to get through narrow aisles, and products to flow properly. All of these things have a direct impact on the work environment, as well as company revenue. Fortunately, industrial platforms (mezzanines) are an excellent solution. Customization In addition to being cost-effective, customized industrial platforms (mezzanines) help increase warehouse space by as much as 50 percent. In addition to standard sized and shaped working platforms (mezzanines), you can choose something customized based on your specifications. One advantage is that

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