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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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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A Warehouse Is Like a Polling Place

This election season I had a strategy for voting. No, not a political strategy, a logistical one: I was determined to vote in the middle of the...

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Roller Skates vs Modern Pick-Line Design

 

Pickers roller skated between departments at the Montgomery Ward Catalog House. Photo Credit: 600 West Management

 

Recently, I enjoyed an...

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One of the Most Common Flaws in Distribution Center Design

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

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How Old Books Can Teach Us New Putaway Tricks

The New York Times recently profiled a new storage and retrieval system that the New York Public Library is building underground next to its historic...

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Ergonomics & Productivity in the Distribution Center

In this Guest Blog Scott Stone, Director of Marketing at materials handling provider Cisco-Eagle  looks at the relationship between good ergonomics and...

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Pretty soon, every warehouse in the world will be a 3PL

Logistics has been dramatically transformed in the information age.  The ability to collect and transmit data; to build logic using that data to direct...

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A Parking Garage is a Lot Like a Warehouse

A small event on a recent afternoon in Boston got me thinking about storage capacity in the warehouse.

After a late lunch in the North end, I was back...

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