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Warehouse Operations

The JDH Warehousing Systems ‘business blog’ will provide warehouse managers and supply chain professionals with information related to warehouse operations. These blogs will be short instructive insights that will be provide a how to perspective on improving warehouse operations. Topics covered will include warehouse service, warehouse building, warehouse design, warehouse layout, warehouse consulting, warehouse operations, warehouse cost, warehouse location, warehouse application, and warehouse needs.

Right Sizing Your New Warehouse

Quite often JDH Warehousing Systems is contacted to design a warehouse solution for a company that is purchasing, building, or leasing a new warehouse facility. The first question I ask of the manager or owner is what is the size of the new warehouse? The second question is much more interesting. How did you decide […]

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 […]

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