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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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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Tastes Great... Less Filling! The Battle of Two Slotting Strategies

There are two basic strategies for assigning items to bin locations in a warehouse. In a fixed slotting system, every SKU has a set location and new...

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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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User Experience or Cutting Corners

Every six weeks or so, it seems this photo (or variants of it) takes over LinkedIn feeds and other places on the internet.  The comment threads it...

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The Vicious Circle of Picker Congestion

SKU proliferation in food distribution has generally made pick lines longer and reduced the number of picks per foot traveled along the pick line. ...

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3 Aspects within Management's Control that Affect Productivity

When looking at the factors that affect productivity in the distribution center, some are out of your control, like the magnitude of volumes shipped,...

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Five Distribution Center Functions in Five Short Stories

1. Receiving

The DC manager of a Texas wholesaler was walking me through the operation. He pointed to that morning’s receipts and said “our philosophy...

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Ketchup in the Cooler - How to Know When You've Got One SKU Too Many

Some years ago, I was auditing a regional distribution center for a major foodservice distributor.  The audit was going well, the operation had many...

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How Pick Lines Affect Distribution Performance

Talking about pick lines and their impact on distribution performance, most operators think primarily about picking efficiency.  While of utmost...

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