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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Re-profiling vs. Finger-printing: A Warehouse Racking Layout Dilemma

 

I was recently working on a project for an large foodservice distributor who wanted to serve a new client out of an empty area in one of its...

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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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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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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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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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A warehouse is like a gold mine [Inbound Labor]

Recently, an analyst prepared a slide that had me thinking back to my days as a student,

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