Movable Backroom Aisles

MrT

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Do these save space or something? What is the purpose? They seem way more trouble than they are worth.
They do as there basically light duty aisles touching each other. My old store cut the backroom in half to make a new tsc/breakroom area when they refit the old one for opu. Its a way to keep a similar amount of aisles but use less space. It can obviously cause a lot of headaches. My current store is scheduled for a remodel soon and im hoping we do not have to deal with these aisles.
 
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If you can do 1:1s once a day great but our lod calls out every hour to stop push and do them lol. I go back with another department to do 15 dpci . We also have a backroom bully that locks in certain tm s who are up on the 2 step and walk away so they have to call for help to get down.
 

SigningLady

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They do as there basically light duty aisles touching each other. My old store cut the backroom in half to make a new tsc/breakroom area when they refit the old one for opu. Its a way to keep a similar amount of aisles but use less space. It can obviously cause a lot of headaches. My current store is scheduled for a remodel soon and im hoping we do not have to deal with these aisles.

This is my fear too for whenever we get our remodel. Given how space constrained we already are, I feel like it's a strong possibility we'll get them. And then my productivity will tank. 🫤
 

REDcardJJ

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Non-perishable Grocery goes into our first three aisles all the time.

I don't see how that would change due to the volume that needs pulled.

Please explain.

grocery is not an approved area to be in the montel aisles because it sells to quickly and constantly needs pulling. if your store is having them installed where your grocery backstock currently is, your grocery backstock aisles will move.
 

Sisyphus

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Its so typical (and hilarious) that with all these known problems they continue to put them in remodels. They will hopefully go the way of My Devices and U-Boats and be gone soon. Instead of trying to find room for all this merch, wouldn't it be better to fix logistics so we don't get 800 of one item and none of another? Fix it so we don't have a need for "flex POG's"? Fix it so we don't have a need for "Deal Shops" in Seas? Fix it so we don't need risers in April? Fix it so its "In the store on the floor" instead of 15 pallets of push shrink wrapped and in the steel because there is no room for it? Want in one hand (and you know the rest of the saying) I guess.
 
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grocery is not an approved area to be in the montel aisles because it sells to quickly and constantly needs pulling. if your store is having them installed where your grocery backstock currently is, your grocery backstock aisles will move.
Dry grocery was part of the design. SD s do wtf they want to.
 

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Its so typical (and hilarious) that with all these known problems they continue to put them in remodels. They will hopefully go the way of My Devices and U-Boats and be gone soon. Instead of trying to find room for all this merch, wouldn't it be better to fix logistics so we don't get 800 of one item and none of another? Fix it so we don't have a need for "flex POG's"? Fix it so we don't have a need for "Deal Shops" in Seas? Fix it so we don't need risers in April? Fix it so its "In the store on the floor" instead of 15 pallets of push shrink wrapped and in the steel because there is no room for it? Want in one hand (and you know the rest of the saying) I guess.

I've been told by someone who works with Target HQ (but does not work at Target HQ) that these freight issues are going to continue for about another year and half. So we'll just have to make the best of it. 🤷🏻‍♀️
 
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I've been told by someone who works with Target HQ (but does not work at Target HQ) that these freight issues are going to continue for about another year and half. So we'll just have to make the best of it. 🤷🏻‍♀️
No problem just why slash hours ?
 
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Its so typical (and hilarious) that with all these known problems they continue to put them in remodels. They will hopefully go the way of My Devices and U-Boats and be gone soon. Instead of trying to find room for all this merch, wouldn't it be better to fix logistics so we don't get 800 of one item and none of another? Fix it so we don't have a need for "flex POG's"? Fix it so we don't have a need for "Deal Shops" in Seas? Fix it so we don't need risers in April? Fix it so its "In the store on the floor" instead of 15 pallets of push shrink wrapped and in the steel because there is no room for it? Want in one hand (and you know the rest of the saying) I guess.
Don't think DC much considers each stores wish list. It's a " here ya go" .
 
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How the heck do you unlock these things?

INTRODUCING SAFECRANK MOBILE SHELVING TECHNOLOGY FROM MONTEL​

We know how safety is a chief concern for your business. Protecting employees from accidents in the workplace is not only the right thing to do morally, it’s one of the most cost-effective commitments you can make. So, when integrating new technology into your organization, built-in safety mechanisms should be priority No. 1. A little extra safety never hurt anyone – but it can sure stop people from getting hurt. Mechanical-assist mobile shelving handles with SafeCrank technology include a push-button lock to prevent carriage movement while in use.
To activate the system, simply rotate the SafeCrank handle clockwise or counterclockwise. By pressing the safety push-button in the center of the handle, the SafeCrank handle can be locked or unlocked. Once locked, the handle immobilizes the open mobile aisle. Once pressed, the center of the SafeCrank hand and the button will protrude, exposing a red ridge. When you see red, you know the units you’re using are locked and you’re ready to access your storage safely. To ensure total safety, mobile units on both sides of an aisle in use must be locked.
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I've been told by someone who works with Target HQ (but does not work at Target HQ) that these freight issues are going to continue for about another year and half. So we'll just have to make the best of it. 🤷🏻‍♀️
I've read where it will be about two years as well.
 
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After pulling some OFOs using these maybe 25 times now, I'm afraid somebody is going to get hurt from basic human thoughtlessness. Nothing highly negligent, but merely forgetting to check an aisle and/or press a button, and crunching another tm up pretty good. These sorts of systems should be designed so that you have to screw up worse in order to hurt somebody, imo. Other than that, they seem fine. Even kinda neat.
 
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grocery is not an approved area to be in the montel aisles because it sells to quickly and constantly needs pulling. if your store is having them installed where your grocery backstock currently is, your grocery backstock aisles will move.
In our store some vendor stuff (i.e. chips) are in an aisles and they will have to put there stuff somewhere else too.

One of our departments takes up part of the wall that grocery is supposed to use because we have to much freight.

Supposedly in our remodel we are losing space in the backroom because they are moving some of the offices to the back.

Will movable walls offset the loss of storage?

I don't see how.
 
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After pulling some OFOs using these maybe 25 times now, I'm afraid somebody is going to get hurt from basic human thoughtlessness. Nothing highly negligent, but merely forgetting to check an aisle and/or press a button, and crunching another tm up pretty good. These sorts of systems should be designed so that you have to screw up worse in order to hurt somebody, imo. Other than that, they seem fine. Even kinda neat.
There’s a metal bar all along the bottom of the shelves that engages the brakes. Once it hits your shoes the shelves stop moving.
 
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It's a good idea in theory, more inventory. But it negatively impacts the guest experience IMO. They have to wait longer for you to get something from the backroom. And I think it's an accident waiting to happen.
 
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After pulling some OFOs using these maybe 25 times now, I'm afraid somebody is going to get hurt from basic human thoughtlessness. Nothing highly negligent, but merely forgetting to check an aisle and/or press a button, and crunching another tm up pretty good. These sorts of systems should be designed so that you have to screw up worse in order to hurt somebody, imo. Other than that, they seem fine. Even kinda neat.
TL for that area has threatened pain of death CA if anyone is compromising safety. Including the backroom bully who trapped someone intentionally out of spite. They re still in that work center tho. Something will happen, panic attack, trip and fall regardless of red flags.
 
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It's a good idea in theory, more inventory. But it negatively impacts the guest experience IMO. They have to wait longer for you to get something from the backroom. And I think it's an accident waiting to happen.
It s used in large libraries, govt storage facilites...where aisles are used rarely. Our backroom has 3 departments regularly in and out of a space the size of a college dorm room.
 
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