Drum Barrel

Definition: What is a Drum Barrel? A container resembling a drum, with curved sides, and circular top and bottom is known as barrel. In addition, several industries use barrel as a unit measurement that defines how much material can be held inside a round, large container. In warehouse context, the former definition applies more often …

Dock Bumpers

Definition: What are Dock Bumpers? A dock bumper is a recoiling or resilient device that is attached to a dock in order to absorb the impact of a hit by a truck or any other transportation device. One of the basic decisions before building a dock and the appropriate dock bumper involves the differences between …

Knock Down Containers

Definition: What are Knock Down Containers? Containers with their walls made using composite panels that can be used as exterior sheathing in building construction at the point of destination of the shipped goods are known as knock-down containers. Assembled using a number of bolts, its four upright corner posts form a pair of steel angle …

Distribution Center

Definition: What is a Distribution Center? A principal part in the order processing element and order fulfillment process, the distribution center is a facility that is usually smaller than a company’s main warehouse. It is used to receive, store temporarily, and redistribute goods, based on received customer orders. It can be also called branch warehouse …

Four Directional

Definition: What is Four Directional? A four-directional forklift can travel in four directions: forward, reverse, left and right. Four-directional forklifts are especially useful for handling long, bulky loads like lumber, pipe, tubing and steel bar stock up to 22 feet in length. These forklifts can travel perpendicular to the length of the load or parallel …