Order Picking

Effective Solutions to Improve Order Picking Speed and Reduce Labor Costs

On their own, pallet racks help to maximize the use of limited space and organize picks throughout a warehouse. To realize the full potential of warehouse pallet rack storage systems and improve order picking procedures, implement innovative rack enhancements such as UNEX’s SpeedCell, SpanTrack, and Shelf Track. A trusted industry provider of robust, made-to-order storage solutions, UNEX products condense storage space to improve SKU layout and reduce pick times.

Increase Storage Density and Improve Order Picking Processes

Travel time is a major efficiency challenge for order picking operations and improved storage density is a key solution to solving it. When picks are spread out across a large warehouse, the time spent having to walk through rows of shelves and racks limits the number of orders fulfilled on a given day. Warehouse rack enhancements such as UNEX’s SpanTrack, Shelf Track, and SpeedCell, improve overall storage density to help companies increase order picking speeds, reduce labor costs, and ensure accurate order fulfillment.

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SpanTrack’s patented-design drops into existing rack structures to create a fully functional carton flow rack roller system that ensures FIFO rotation for increased order picking efficiency and worker ergonomics. Because SpanTrack is customizable and condenses inventory to maximize space usage, companies experience greater picking speed, which directly impacts labor and operating costs.

Additional benefits of SpanTrack include:

  • 300% more product contact than plastic wheel lanes
  • Durable design backed by a seven-year warranty
  • Available in a variety of capacities, allowing you to stack product for higher storage density
  • Increased throughput by up to 150% when compared to order picking from pallets
  • High visibility and accessibility for SKUs of varying shapes and sizes


SpeedCell is a dynamic, high-density storage solution that is uniquely designed to save time, space, and money by optimizing storage space within your racks. Designed to transform unused space into an efficient storage area, SpeedCell consolidates storage capacity, which increases pick facings, reduces search and travel time, and improves overall pick times.

Additional benefits of SpeedCell include:

  • Reduced labor costs by up to 40%
  • Increase storage density by up to 60%
  • Made with durable material that is mold, rust, and flame resistant.
  • Designed to integrate into existing pallet rack beams.
  • Built-in label holders to make picks easy to identify.

Shelf Track

Shelf Track is a carton flow system that is specifically designed to replace plastic wheel rail and easily integrated into existing racks and shelves. The drop-in capability helps create an efficient and accessible pick point for workers, which increases productivity without the strain of hiring and training additional staff members.

Additional benefits of Shelf Track include:

  • Works with almost any shelf and accessories
  • High-capacity options
  • Optimized for product stacking
  • Eliminate product hang-ups with 300% more surface area when compared to plastic wheel rails.
  • Wheel beds increase flexibility with slotting and provide 90% left to right bay usage.


Often used in packing and shipping stations in order picking environments, FlowCell is a flow rack and modular workstation solution that creates a flexible, dynamic storage system designed to keep inventory in return lanes and off the floor. Parts or products are angled toward the picker and enable FIFO rotation, which makes picking easier and faster for more picks per hour.

Additional benefits of FlowCell include:

  • Increased space utilization by up to 50%
  • Easy assembly and implementation
  • Boost productivity of order picking operations by up to 30%
  • Reconfigurable to accommodate line and process changes
  • Made with durable material and backed by a seven-year warranty

Maximize Storage Space with UNEX

UNEX innovative storage systems are easy to integrate into existing rack structures and designed to help you get the most out of your warehouse space or distribution center. UNEX’s solutions are ideal for distribution, manufacturing and retail operations where facilities need to increase the storage density and improve order picking processes.

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