First in, first out systems can be beneficial in a variety of industries. Many products benefit from a first-in, first-out (FIFO) method for storage and picking. The FIFO method is especially critical for items such as fresh or frozen foods, beverages, drugs and other items with an expiration date, such as sterile medical supplies, high-volume consumer goods or batteries. For items like these, a FIFO pallet racking system increases operational efficiency, makes the best use of available warehouse space, and reduces the potential for inventory write-offs due to expirations. FIFO flow racks also help ensure that customers always receive fresh goods.
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A FIFO pallet flow storage system can double or triple the capacity of a warehouse and is an ideal alternative to drive-in, static racks or storing pallets on the floor, as well as allowing for FIFO stock control. FIFO warehouse racking systems are one of the most efficient types of warehouse storage racks.
In the FIFO pallet flow system, pallets load at the top end of an inclined rack, which allows them to glide at a controlled pace to the other side of the storage rack. These pallet rack systems ensure that the face along the aisles always remains stocked, maximizing the available storage space and using available vertical space to minimize the overall footprint.