Warehouse Design & Layout
We’re here to help you bring efficiency through improved warehouse design and layout
Warehouse design is a critical element within the field of logistics management. Warehouses and distribution centres are a major expenses for any business and inefficiency in their design can lead to lower service levels and higher operating costs. Our team are here to deliver design efficiency into your warehouse.
New build designs require significant capital investment and even reconfiguration of existing facilities may require large investment in storage media and material handling changes. Considering these costs, coupled with return on investment requirements which demand that a facility is future-proof, it is critical to get warehouses and distribution centres professionally designed.
Of course, the physical warehouse layout is only one aspect of an optimised design. Within a warehouse every process also needs to be reviewed to ensure that its cycle time is minimised and that touch points across the whole operation are reduced. Our warehouse design consultants are experienced in every technical and operational aspect of warehousing, making sure that our clients warehouses operate at the lowest cost and to the service levels required.
How our warehouse design consultants can help you deliver improved warehouse performance
Our warehouse design consultants have significant experience in both new build design and space optimisation of existing warehouse facilities; from the design and implementation of 650,000 sq ft distribution centres through to optimising space and throughput in 10,000 sq ft stores, our consultants know how to design efficiency into all types of warehouse facilities.
Warehouse size, configuration, handling equipment and operating processes all impact both the cost and service performance of any logistics operation. Ensuring efficiency within these areas is of paramount importance to ensuring the overall ability of a company to service it’s customers at the lowest cost-to-market.
Areas where our warehouse consultants can assist include:
Warehouse Layout Design
Our consultants can produce detailed CAD schematics for the optimal layout configuration of a warehouse or distribution centre. There are many elements that can be considered within the design, including material throughput rates, SKU profiles, storage level requirements and order-picking velocity.
Our team will build a detailed profile of the full business requirement, including all constraints, and design an optimised warehouse layout with consideration for the best rack configuration, material handling equipment, pick routes and marshalling areas. Varying options can also be designed around utilisation of different levels of automation, or alternative picking methodologies.
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