Steve Zerter

Recent Posts

Operating Capacity for Pallet Racks

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

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How 3D CAD Modelling is Useful in Warehouse Design

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

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Pallet Racking Layouts for Irregular Shapes and Sizes

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 40”...
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Every Facility Should have an Up-to-date Warehouse Layout

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

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

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Warehouse Racking Layouts for Buildings with Wide Column Spacing

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

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 into...

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Low Level Order Pickers

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 crammed...

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