1. Customer Requested… Mallard Delivered and Then Some!

    2.5” Diameter Pallet Flow Handles Heavy-Weight Plastic Pallets The customer is always right, but we also know a thing or two. So, when we were asked to provide a 2.5” full roller pallet flow option to our pallet flow rack product line we were happy to oblige. However, we also felt the need to see if there was any way to improve upon a standard 2.5” roller pallet flow lane… here’s where t…Read More

  2. Mallard Total Quality Management… Assures “Pinpoint” Accuracy

    When you’re looking for a needle in a proverbial warehousing “haystack” Mallard’s Total Quality Management (TQM) system can shed some much needed light. Recently, a customer contacted us for some guidance to help them locate “missing” hardware from an order. The actual project install took place the year before, but as is the case sometimes, not all of the pallet flow lanes were instal…Read More

  3. Happy Birthday America from Mallard Manufacturing

    It’s America’s Birthday once again and we as a nation are 242 years young. Hometown celebrations this week will share much in common despite the distance that separates us… food, fireworks, community, reflection and freedom will be our shared focus. We are proud to be able to provide gravity flow solutions for customers from all over the United States. You bring us interesting warehousing ch…Read More

  4. Pallet Flow Provides Needed Lift to Hydraulics Manufacturer

    Even a hydraulics company needs a lift sometimes and the Mallard team was happy to provide the perfect pallet flow configuration for the ride. As far as tests and applications go, this one was pretty simple… but it’s the “storage method vs gravity flow configuration” that we thought was important enough to share. As you can see from our test video the inventory was stored in totes. Normall…Read More

  5. Product Slotting and Carton Flow Rack: The Mallard Difference

    Picking operations for order fulfillment are one of the most expensive warehousing functions and thus a critical area for close evaluation and process optimization. Did someone say, “Carton Flow Rack?” Ok that may have been us, but seriously while carton flow rack may not be the best choice for all your hand-picked inventory, it is a great solution for most of it, and here’s why. Inventory s…Read More

  6. Are Craft Brews Exploding… Your Operating Costs?

    Mallard Keg Flow Reins & Tames Craft Brew SKU Proliferation The craft brew headline of 2018 isn’t “SKU Proliferation” … believe it or not.  In all honesty, we’ve already been living that reality for almost a decade. The real news is that Mallard has a gravity flow solution to help solve the beer distribution and warehousing challenges that have come with that SKU explosion. Keg flow…Read More

  7. Mallard Pallet Flow Goes Long… And Scores Big!

    The future of transportation is in these pallets… whether aerospace or automotive, the Mallard team supports progress, so we were happy to accept this recent warehouse storage challenge. A global manufacturer challenged our in-house Testing Lab engineers to design a 9-deep pallet flow lane to help optimize the warehousing of this important, yet, very heavy cargo. Ultimately, several creative, cu…Read More

  8. Pallet Flow Rack for E-Commerce – Design the Purr-fect Solution

    When your customer offers Free one-day shipping, the pressure is on to ensure that their DC is the model of efficiency. It makes sense then to use pallet flow rack as part of the material handling solution. Pallet flow is a gravity flow solution that is dependable, low-maintenance, easy-to use and can be designed to handle all types of inventory in a variety of warehousing applications. A recent p…Read More

  9. Pallet Flow Forklift Separator Ensures Safe, Easy Pallet Extraction

    A safe pallet flow system only increases efficiency… that’s where the Mallard pallet separator solutions come into play. In the case of multi-level, deep-lane pallet flow configurations, we rely on the Forklift Separator FL 300. As you can see from the 3D animated video below, the forklift separator holds back rear pallets, freeing the front pallet from rear pallet forces to ensure safe, effic…Read More

  10. Carton Flow Rack Terminology – Are You Speaking Our Language?

    The easiest way to communicate effectively and efficiently is to use the same language. Material handling and warehousing terminology is a language unto itself, so we are here to cut through any confusion surrounding the dynamic storage solution of carton flow racking with a handy glossary of common terms. We hope this is a helpful tool. Bay – area between uprights and individual beam levels. Ca…Read More