Monday, December 5, 2011

Warehouse Layout Determines Outlay

"...Ever walked into an empty new house – your empty new house – and thought: Look at all of this potential! And then: Where should I put my stuff so that it all makes sense? When you think about it, laying out a warehouse facility is quite similar.

At the core, designing an efficient, safe warehouse comes down to common sense, but as we all know, being sensible is often more difficult than it sounds. While electrical distributors are similar in many ways, each organization is different…as is each branch and, therefore, every warehouse. There are, however, a few basic principles that apply to all operations, and as sales increase or decrease, or as product lines are added or eliminated, it’s necessary for branch managers to review them..."