Most businesses that carry inventory will experience space issues at some point in time. It’s important to understand how to make the most of the space you have. While storage equipment and material handling equipment can be an essential part of making the most of the space you have, there is more to it than just equipment.
Saving Warehouse Space explains storage capacity. Not just theoretical capacity (how much you can potentially store), but more importantly, the book explains utilization and working capacity. Without an understanding of utilization and working capacity, you may be making the wrong equipment and layout decisions. In addition, Saving Warehouse Space explains how choices related to pick faces and slotting impact utilization and working capacity.
And, of course, Saving Warehouse Space covers equipment choices and options for aisle widths. Going to narrow or very narrow aisles can provide significant space savings, but you need to make sure you are making the right choices for your specific facility. Saving Warehouse Space even covers lower-cost options to go very narrow aisle.
Topics Covered Include:
- Difference between Theoretical Capacity and Working Capacity.
- Understanding difference between Pick Face and Slot, and why this is important.
- Fixed Slots versus Dynamic Slots.
- Understanding Locator Systems and the benefits of using.
- Understanding difference between high-density and selective storage
- Calculating Effective Capacity of bulk pallet storage.
- Options for narrow aisles.
- Various equipment options for saving warehouse space.
- Storing inventory off site.
- Order quantities and inventory reduction.
- How ROI calculations may need to be adjusted based on space limitations.
- Strategies for seasonality.
Paperback, 136 pages
David J. Piasecki