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Live-pick storage solutions

The fastest way to replenish stock supplies

Author: Dee Jones/23 May 2017/Categories: PREVIOUS BESPOKE PROJECTS, Storage & Shelving

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When the world’s largest supplier of car roof systems benefitted from exceptional growth in sales, Action handling were called in to implement a new storage solution that would cope with the massively increased demand for stock.

The objective was to increase storage capabilities and improve the process of picking stock for despatch. The UK distribution site was beginning to buckle under the pressure of increased volume, even though the client had our pallet beam racking and slot-fix shelving already in place. With this in mind, we were called back to site, based on our professional approach, understanding of customers’ requirements and extremely competitive prices. 

Our client develops, manufactures and markets load carrier systems for car owners all over the world. The range includes: roof boxes, accessories for transporting bikes, skies, snowboards, canoes, surfboards and much more. The distribution across the UK had started to grow and the current storage systems were just unable to keep up with the demand.

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The Action Handling production team began to explore the best possible way to introduce a live storage rack system on-site, so components that were moving quickly could be picked and replenished efficiently and also free up dead space. Using the existing framework of the pallet beam racking we were able to install new live storage system and carry out ’a very neat job‘ according to the client’s production manager.

Warehouse operatives are now able to stock fast-moving products in their new live storage system, ensuring that stock rotation is maximised through separation of loading and picking activities. The system also guarantees that order pickers do not run out of stock, all items can be directly accessed at the picking face and there is enough stock of each product line in each lane.

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  • Very short picking routes allow efficient order picking.
  • Considerable increase in picking performance.
  • Shorter order throughput times.
  • Enormous saving on time.


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