With peak season fast approaching, here is a quick tip on how to calculate the number of pallets to store in a bulk area.
Bulk stacking product works well for low number of product lines, with high movements.
Where you can stack stock in aisles of product lines or customer orders.
Below is a sample picture of bulk stacking a range of products.
For this example, we will use an area 50m wide by 75m in length
Number of square meters: 50x75m = 3750 m2
Aisles typically take 20% of this room,
3750m2 x 20% = 750m2
Subtract aisle space from the total, 3750-750 = 3000m2 in usable storage space.
The standard chep or loscam pallet is 1.2 metres in width and 1.2 metres in length
1.2 x 1.2 - 1.44 square metres (m2)
To calculate the number of pallets you can store in this area-
Divide 3600 by 1.44 = 2,083 pallets spaces on the floor.
Multiple this amount by how high these pallets will be stacked
For 2 pallets high, this area can store up to 4,166 pallets
For 3 pallets high, this area can store up to 6,249 pallets
-Roof height, ensure clearance for forklifts
-Is the stock safe to double or triple stack.
This is general advise, please refer to your companies guidelines.
Do you need extra warehouse space?
Contact the warehouse-exchange team for flexible storage options near you.
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