Picking racking, sometimes call pick-faces, contains the pallets from which single or multiple items are to be picked for orders, rather than whole pallets. For efficiency, these are on the ground level or first rack – as much as space and product complexity allows – so as to allow hand picking rather than lowering pallets from higher racks to pick a unit or two and then returning the pallet back up.
Again, where appropriate, half height racks might be created to enable more pick faces. Where items are really low seller, several may be combined on a single pallet.
As a pallet of a certain item is emptied, a full pallet is retrieved from the higher racks to replace it. For fast selling items, there may be two or more pallets in the pick faces to ensure the product still available to pick whilst a further pallet is being retrieved.