1. Test Before You Buy to Confirm Form, Fit & Function for Dyna-Deck Replacement Carton Flow

    Dyna-Deck carton flow may keep a low profile, but this product really performs for customers with old, broken, or otherwise inferior carton flow. Dyna-Deck is specially designed to be an easy drop-in place for easy carton flow replacement. To ensure proper form, fit, and function, the Mallard team offers Dyna-Deck test levels to try out in the field before purchasing your replacement decks. The te…Read More

  2. What Do You Call Pallet Flow for LIFO Inventory? Answer: Push-Back Flow Rack

    Just because you have Last-In/First-Out inventory needs doesn’t prohibit you from the advantages of a gravity flow rack system. Push-back on pallet flow rails is highly efficient and offers benefits that a traditional push-back system can’t. Push-back on flow rack can go deep lane, upwards of 12 or more pallets deep, while still being low profile. Also, it’s not limited to standard pallet si…Read More

  3. Carton Flow Rack – What Is A Beam Tie & When Do We Use It? | Mallard Best Practices

    A little overloaded these days? Well, overloading can lead to a lack of productivity and, honestly, who needs that? Enter Mallard Best Practices with tips to help your gravity flow systems perform even under the pressure. Let’s take a look at a recent carton flow application that provides a good example of what happens with system overload… but don’t worry, there’s a solution and of course…Read More

  4. Pallet Flow Test Fail? What Can Go Wrong and How to Make It Work

    It’s always important to test non-standard pallets before committing to a pallet flow lane configuration.  While the Mallard team has a large variety of products and features to apply to a pallet flow lane to ensure success, on rare occasions we come across pallets that present too many challenges to be able to recommend use in a pallet flow lane… at least without alteration. These oversized …Read More

  5. Smart Case-Picking Meets Growing Demand with Dynamic Storage

    The focus on more efficient case picking has intensified with the consumer shift toward online purchasing. Yes, this shift has been happening for the last few years, but the challenges of 2020 have brought it to the forefront. We’re fulfilling smaller orders whether direct to consumers or to retail stores with lower on-hand stock, and it’s become imperative to find the most cost-effective way …Read More

  6. How to Build a Pallet Flow Lane for Plastic Pod Pallets | Mallard How-To

    Plastic pallets provide a hygienic, non-splintering, lightweight alternative to standard wooden pallets. While the benefit of the pallet being free from protruding nails and loose boards is always a plus in a pallet flow rack system, it can be a challenge to design around the plastic pallet shape. The Mallard team recommends always allowing us to test sample pallet loads in our in-house testing fa…Read More

  7. Cart-Trak Carton Flow Pitches a Winning Strategy for Tote Storage

    Cart-Trak carton flow is a full-width roller product best applied to heavy-duty applications with consistently-sized inventory. Totes are a common sight on Cart-Trak carton flow because it is super durable and abuse-resistant while providing superior flow. Cart-Trak rollers are galvanized for rust-resistance and easy cleaning and the lanes are designed for quick drop-in installation into standard …Read More

  8. Non-Standard Pallets & Pallet Flow – Making Pallet Alternatives Work | Mallard Best Practices

    As businesses search for eco-friendly, cost-effective ways to manufacture and deliver their products, each element of the inventory process is under scrutiny. As a result, our gravity flow rack testing facility has seen an uptick in activity due to the creative pallet choices and materials customers are exploring. As we test different pallet types in our pallet flow lanes, we find workable solutio…Read More

  9. Before & After – Pallet Flow Rack Delivers a Tall Order for an Auto Parts Manufacturer

    When an auto parts interiors manufacturer found themselves low on space and in need of a make-sense solution to meet growing demand and increasing SKUs, pallet flow rack rolled in to stack up the savings. As you can see from the Before image above, the original plan centered around floor stacking oversized pallets filled with raw materials. As inventory expanded, so did the time it took for worker…Read More

  10. Pallet Flow Forklift Separator Ensures Food Manufacturer’s Certificate of Insurance

    This is one of those times when you think you’re at the finish line, but you hit a bit of a snag before you get across. Thankfully, all it took was some creative thinking and the Mallard forklift separator to bring it all home. Pallet Flow System Design A pallet flow system was designed for a specialty food products company to provide deep-lane pallet storage and support their FIFO (First-In/Fir…Read More