The problem, as it turned out, was not one of insufficient storage space. CJS’s antiquated, conventional shelving and pallets were not making the best use of the available 10,000 square feet.
CJS purchased a full squadron of 250 storage cabinets, plus two Storage Wall® systems from LISTA. The high density 22.5” deep cabinets are designed to make item retrieval easier and reduce reach and strain, with drawers that extend completely from the housing to allow easy access to all the contents. The cabinets’ 18” deep drawers require only 36” of aisle space for full drawer extension, so required aisle space is minimized.
“We were able to maximize our warehouse height and maintain the flexibility to put thousands of items in a very limited area. We can now hold in one drawer what we previously were storing in three units of conventional shelving. We now have 35,000 different locations in which to store inventory. With our old method, we were only able to store one third of that amount,” said Chris Breitweiser.
Breitweiser particularly likes that our cabinets come with a built-in highly secure locking system. He said, “We deal in used aircraft parts for planes that are no longer being made, so many of the parts are difficult to find and very valuable. It’s important to keep a close watch on inventory and to maintain a worry-free security system.”
CJS captured 10 feet of vertical space by stacking two cabinets atop each other. LISTA custom-configured the cabinet drawer interiors using its flexible, modular dividing and partitioning accessories to accommodate the items CJS would be storing─everything from small washers to valves, generators, and actuators.