Partition System

Definition: What is a Partition System? Partition systems, also known as room dividers or just dividers, are architectural devices used to separate areas based on their uses, as well as a number of other considerations. A number of types of partitions exist, to accommodate such differing needs as separating goods because of their chemical or …

Batch Picking

Definition: What is Batch Picking? Coordinating the transfer of inventory to permit selecting goods to fill more than one order simultaneously is known as batch picking. Orders batched together enable the warehouse (and/or manufacturer) to cut the number of trips to the same spot. On the other hand, short-interval scheduling that helps assign orders into …

Base Pallet

Definition: What is a Base Pallet? Stringer and some block pallets that have single-directional bases are called base pallets. Their bottom boards aim in one direction. They are a part of pallet family, flat transport structures that help keep goods stable when it is lifted by the appropriate warehouse equipment. This equipment includes forklifts, pallet …

Nestable Pallet

Definition: What is a Nestable Pallet? Unlike so-called stackable pallets, nestable pallets can nest inside one another. This makes stacking more efficient. Stackable pallets, on the other hand, have solid platforms on the bottom. This permits double-stacking of pallets with the goods and other pallets. The advantage of nestable pallets is obvious when they are …

Block Pallet

Definition: What is a Block Pallet? Block pallet, together with stringer pallet, forms the basis of the class of flat transport structures used to support materials and/or goods that are lifted or otherwise manipulated by material handling equipment such as forklift, pallet jack, or front loader. Usually stronger than stringer pallets, block pallets are constructed …