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All SKUs Are Not Created Equal

Most warehouses that I have worked with are challenged to store a wide variety of SKUs, all with different case sizing, pallet heights and weights. Not too many warehouses have the luxury of dealing with one standard size. Because of this situation, warehouse managers must take the time to configure their racking to accommodate different […]

Warehouse Operations Quiz

Take the following questionnaire to assess your warehouse operations. If you answer Yes to 15 or more questions, give yourself a pat on the back. On the other hand, if you have 10 or more No answers, there are definitely opportunities for improvements. Remember a well run warehouse saves the company money and provides excellent […]

Re-designing an Existing Warehouse

Most warehouse managers are intimidated by the thought of re-designing an existing warehouse. Quite often they continue to operate from the same facility design that was implemented 10 to 15 years previously. As your business changes and grows, the warehouse must change as well. In order to develop an updated warehouse re-design, use the following […]

Warehouse Product Slotting

Warehouse product slotting is a key issue in the efficient operation of the warehouse. Where you locate the warehouse picking slots for the various product SKUs will affect warehouse travel time. Travel time (i.e. distance covered during a picking cycle) accounts for the majority of total warehouse man-hours. The most common method of warehouse product […]

5 Ways to Improve Warehouse Space Utilization

Improved warehouse space utilization is the focus of many of our consulting assignments at JDH Warehousing Systems. These are extremely important issues for a business. Inefficient use of available space can lead to bottlenecks, lost product, double handling, safety concerns, etc. In addition there are overhead costs. A lot of companies are committed to long […]

How to Create a Warehouse Location System

It is surprising how many warehouse operations run without a warehouse location system. The usual justification is ‘the guys just know where everything is’. If something isn’t where it should be, time is spent trying to locate it. Also not having a location system makes it hard for new employees and temps to do their […]

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