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Quick Facts About Pushback Racking

Pushback racking is a high-density storage system - simply put, you can get more pallets in a given footprint than you can with traditional selective rack.

Pushback rack is loaded and unloaded from the same aisle and can store from 2 to 6 pallets deep. 

Are you a candidate for pushback?  If on average you have between 6 to 50 pallets of the same product a pushback system can be easily justified. 

Pushback or Drive-In?

The occupancy rate of pushback is 85% to 95% in comparison to drive-in which has an average occupancy rate of 50% to 60%.   The occupancy rate is calculated based on the theoretical number of pallets a racking system can store versus the actual number of pallets stored on average.  These days, as companies deal with an increasing number of SKU’s pushback is generally the answer as it can accommodate more pick faces than a drive-in system and still operate at a high occupancy rate.

A common misconception about pushback is that it should not be used because it is LIFO (last in first out). The food industry is one of the biggest users of pushback and their products are generally FIFO sensitive (first in first out).  You can achieve FIFO with pushback by simply shipping out the oldest lane first and never putting new product in a partially filled lane.   The more pallets you have per product the easier this is to achieve.

Typical delivery times are 8 to 10 weeks as each order is engineered to suit the specific application

Questions? Contact 3D Storage Solutions!

Contact a sales representative today for a free consultation and quotation on pushback racking.

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