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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Why Understanding Capacity is Fundamental to Warehouse Design

Few concepts are more fundamental to warehouse design than understanding a facility’s capacity. But capacity is more than just a distribution center’s...

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Three Dimensions of Warehouse Space Requirements

When trying to figure out how tall, wide and deep a warehouse should be, you need to address three key considerations

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Optimizing Your Store-Delivery Network: Part 2

In part 1 of this series, I described three store delivery-channels that you can incorporate into your supply-chain network: centralized distribution...

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Optimizing Your Store-Delivery Network: Part 1

I recently had a conversation with a friend who works in the premium-watch retail industry about the delivery channels his company uses to get...

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Three Ways Managers Can Control Warehouse Productivity

When looking at the factors that affect warehouse productivity, some things are out of your control,

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One of the Most Common Flaws in Warehouse Design

If you’re expanding or building a new distribution center and think that maximizing storage density in every possible way will give you the biggest...

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How SKU Rationalization Lowers Warehouse Costs

A twist on the old 80/20 rule that we intuitively know but commonly ignore is that the bottom 50% of SKUs in almost any distribution center generate...

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Why should I care how my 3PL distribution is run?

The Director of Logistics at one of our new clients asked me this question recently.

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