Steve Zerter

Recent Posts

Multi-story Warehouses Make a Comeback

April 02, 2019 BY Steve Zerter

The typical ninetenth century warehouse was a multistory building. Early in the 20th century forklifts were invented. By the 1950’s they were...

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Operating Capacity for Pallet Racks

October 23, 2018 BY Steve Zerter

An online search for warehouse storage capacity generates an array of different methods to calculate and express the cubic volume that can be...

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How 3D CAD Modelling is Useful in Warehouse Design

November 15, 2017 BY Steve Zerter

Distribution center and warehouse layout design is dominated by the “right” angle – 90 degrees – known as the right angle for being correct for so...

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Pallet Racking Layouts for Irregular Shapes and Sizes

July 26, 2017 BY Steve Zerter

Most of the warehouse racking layouts we create or work on at LIDD can be described as standard, meaning:

  • Reach trucks are used to store standard...
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Every Facility Should have an Up-to-date Warehouse Layout

May 18, 2017 BY Steve Zerter

When we start a project, we’re never surprised to find out that the client doesn’t have up-to-date or complete plans of their warehouse. Very few...

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Why to Avoid 9’ Aisles in Your Warehouse Racking Layout

April 25, 2017 BY Steve Zerter

I recently wrote two blog posts on fitting pallet racking layouts within building columns of different sizes (see my post on 40’ columns spans...

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Warehouse Racking Layouts for Buildings with Wide Column Spacing

April 20, 2017 BY Steve Zerter

In his first post on column spans, LIDD’s warehouse layout expert Steve Zerter explained why 40’ column spacing is ideal for a pure single-deep...

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Why 40’ Building Column Spacing is Ideal for Warehouse Racking Layouts

April 18, 2017 BY Steve Zerter

Having worked for more than a couple of decades as a DC designer / layout specialist, my most common task has been to fit rack and aisle layouts...

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Low Level Order Pickers

July 31, 2013 BY Steve Zerter

A distribution facility has reached the point where no more slots can be squeezed into the pick line. Floor pallets or shelving units have been...

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