Material Handling Glossary | D

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A brake that remains engaged until it is intentionally released by the truck’s operator.

A principal part in the order processing element and order fulfillment process, the distribution center is a facility that is usually smaller than a company’s main warehouse. It is used to receive, store temporarily, and redistribute goods, based on received customer orders.

A rack configuration that permits a vehicle to enter the structure from one side to pick up or deposit pallets on a continuous rail. The structure dictates first-in, last-out storage.

Drive-in type racks allow both the pallet and fork truck to enter the rack structure. Drive-through racks allow for total penetration of the racks through the depth of the rack since there is no obstructive back bracing.