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warehouse product slotting

Top 10 Warehouse Safety Concerns

Warehouse safety is an important consideration in the day to day operation of the warehouse. Although most issues that are warehouse safety related are common sense, there needs to be a formalized procedure that sets out the rules for safety standards. These rules should be monitored and enforced by a safety committee or operations/warehouse manager. […]

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 […]

Warehouse Operations Checklist

Warehouse Operations Checklist. Top 10 considerations for running an excellent warehouse. Safety – this will always be at the top of any warehouse operations checklist. Consideration for employee safety is paramount. Items that can be safety risk factors are material handling equipment, storage systems, loading docks, aisle widths, material handling precautions, etc. Staging Area – […]

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