Ever since Malcolm Gladwell wrote in his book Outliers that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become an expert at something, the statement has been extremely popular to use when explaining the importance of time and effort when mastering a skill. We won’t try to claim that that’s 100% accurate, but we’ll assume it’s pretty close to the amount of time someone has to spend deliberately doing something until they get really, really good at it. We also won’t make you do any math — that’s our job — but 10,000 hours is just over 416 days, or close to one year and two months.

With those figures in mind, it’s all the more impressive that our systems design specialists have over 80 years of combined experience.  80 years.  Granted, these guys haven’t spent the entirety of each day during those eighty years doing warehouse layout and systems design.  So, using the standard work day length, we’ll divide that by 3, bringing us to about 26 and a half years.  That’s a lot more than 416 days per specialist.  You can see where we’re going with this.

Utilizing Professional Warehouse Layout and Design

Professional Warehouse Layout and Design

When it comes to consultation, designing, planning, and executing a custom-engineered pallet rack system, the “expert factor” trumps all else. It’s what allows a rack system to be completely optimized to suit individual demands and prevents common errors, such as miscalculations. Our systems design specialists are adept at what they do and offer a variety of benefits that you simply won’t get should you forego professional consultation. Always choose someone who knows how to design a warehouse well to prevent any mishaps or dangerous storage scenarios.

A Warehouse bueprint


At AK Material Handling Systems, we’re committed to utilizing the latest and most advanced CAD technology, offering you the most detailed, accurate representation of your warehouse and giving us an edge over the competition.


When it comes down to it, people who do something for a living possess skills in that area to a greater degree than a layperson. Our systems design specialists are no different, except in fact that the discrepancy is even greater, as pallet rack system design is a highly technical skill. These same skills produce a customized rack system that offers greater benefit than one designed by a non-specialist.


When you hire AK Material Handling Systems to design a new rack system for your warehouse, you can expect an experience that’s as professional as it is customer-centric.

The Blueprint of a warehouse

Acute attention to detail and in-depth installations

When it comes to custom-engineered rack system design, details are everything. Small details can make an enormous difference in warehouse operations, and our specialists keep this in mind when designing your rack system. When it comes time to execute and install the planned rack system, our specialists continue to stick with you every step of the way, right up to the finish.

In the world of custom rack system design, expertise goes a long way. A new rack system is an investment, and you want it to be a smart one.

To learn more about how we can work with you to design and implement the rack system your warehouse needs, give us a call at 800-722-5908.

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About AK Material Handling Systems

We deliver value to our customers by providing the absolute best combination of quality products, helpful customer service and competitive pricing. We specialize in warehouse layout & design, pallet rack systems, engineered sales, mezzaninesmodular offices and completed turn-key warehouse systems. For more information email us or call (800) 722-5908