Drive-in racking is a specialized form of racking suitable for warehouses with uniform goods & high running costs. The racking can be built as drive-in (Last in First out (LIFO) method) of drive-through (First in First out (FIFO) method). Here the material handling equipment drives through racking & thus need no aisles & uses space most efficiently. The pallets are placed on longitudinal beams. Drive in/ Drive through racking is widely used in cold storages as it uses minimum floor space. However the initial cost of racking is relatively higher.
|Floor Space Utilization||Approx. 80% - 90%|
|Practical use of available positions||Approx. 70%|
|Speed of throughput||More than one truck can access the goods|
|Stock rotation||Can be achieved by lanes & not by individual pallets like in other cases|
|Stock variability||Each lane can have only one product|
|Handling Equipment||Normal trucks|