Carton Flow Rack

Carton flow rack utilizes inclined (pitched) shelves with either roller or wheel tracks to flow product from rear to front similar to pallet flow. Usually used where less than pallet quantities are required.

Advantages

  • Very good for picking full cartons and split or open case picking
  • Very popular in pick modules to ensure pickers have continuous access to product
  • Utilizes first in/first out (FIFO) inventory turns
  • Systems are available with carton flow rack at ground level to allow picking and pallet overstock above
  • Allows for picking and put away to be done at same time

Disadvantages

  • Only good for small product picking
  • Not good for last in/first out (LIFO) inventory turns
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