Lorie King Rogers, of MMH, recently wrote an article detailing the importance of pallet rack in warehouses. She points out that pallet rack is the “skeleton” to warehouses, the fundamental component to maximizing storage.
If you’ve ever taken a placement exam, you might recall those analogy questions: “A is to B as C is to D”? Here’s one: Pallet rack is to a warehouse as a skeleton is to a body. Both provide structure and support to an overall entity. And, if part of either is broken, it’s very painful.
Source: Modern Materials Handling