Our recent e-commerce white paper highlighted that UK online sales are continuing to go from strength to strength. As a result e-tailers, retailers and logistics companies are having to come up with smarter ways of increasing their operational efficiency to cut costs and increase throughput. That’s where our Multi-Level Pick Towers come in.
A Pick Tower is a tiered storage structure that is designed to meet two key goals – increasing picking efficiency and maximising storage capacity. They are also often a much more cost effective storage option, especially when compared to extending warehouse space or moving to new premises.
Watch the fly through video below to see what a large scale pick tower looks like…
Maximising storage capacity
Pick Towers are high density storage and picking solutions that give you the flexibility to meet the current and future demands of e-tail sector. They achieve an impressive level of increased storage capacity by using the available height of the e-fulfilment centre or warehouse. This can range from a simple ground plus one level solution to up to four additional levels that utilises approximately up to 14 metres of head room.
This can potentially increase storage capacity by up to 300% in the same footprint or could reduce a new build by up to 75% in size – making it an extremely cost effective solution.
Increasing e-tail efficiency
Efficiency in terms of delivery speed and order turnaround is key in gaining an advantage in crowded e-tail markets. That’s why our Multi-Level Pick Towers are designed around the specific needs of your business and characteristics of the items in your product range, whether that’s a single product line, a range of goods, or thousands of SKU numbers.
As well as finding a storage solution that lets you organise goods systematically to streamline the picking process, a Pick Tower can also incorporate a packing area to further increase the operational efficiency of your e-fulfilment centre.
Link 51 not only provide all the shelving, racking and workbench solutions required for a Pick Tower, we also have the design expertise required to help you create a customised storage solution around your needs. Furthermore, rather than simply providing a completed storage solution that only works for you for a limited period, Link 51 Multi-level Pick Towers are scalable which means they can be adapted to meet your future needs as your business grows.
We have experience of helping e-tail businesses of all sizes find the right Pick Tower solution, from huge multi-nationals right through to SMEs.
Want to discuss how a Pick Tower could work for your business? Call us on 0800 169 5151 to speak to an expert.