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Supply Chain | Warehouse Design

Warehouse Equipment Resource Levels (E)

Warehouse DesignLogistics is very expensive function of every company. Warehouse is very expensive, often contributing 25% of total logistics. At same time warehouse need to provide sufficient service level to customer. Therefore, planning of warehouse design is crucial for effective and cost efficient service.


Posted: Nov 2013


Now, how we actually cater for those peaks will depend on what we are looking at. Looking at options for equipment resource levels, one option is obviously to resource at peak.

For example, for conveyer systems in the warehouse it'd be necessary to plan for the peak month, not only that, but the peak hour of the peak day within the peak month, because the conveyer system obviously must be able to cater at the level of volume at that time.

If we are looking at something not quite as fixed as a conveyer system, such as ordinary forklift trucks, which may be available on short rental terms, then we may hire in extra resource at the peak and man up, or equip up to an average, or average plus 10% or so for that.

Warehouse design - Equipment Resource Levels


7 Steps of Warehouse Design
Planning Horizons
Planning Levels
Equipment resource Levels
Day in the Warehouse
Warehouse Zones
Case Picking Methods
Warehouse Equipment Selection
Fixed and Variable Costs
Relative Attributes of Warehouse Design
Suitability for SKU Throughput Ranges
Warehouse Equipment Attributes Matrix
Final Warehouse Equipment Selection Factors

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