8. Warehouse Performance

Introduction

This chapter explores the relationship between warehouse space availability and the layout of equipment and product flow. It covers tools and strategies for optimizing space availability and gives an example of warehouse space calculations. In addition to space utilization, this chapter addresses optimizing worker productivity. You see the importance of process analysis and metric selection. Equipment utilization is the third optimizing element this chapter discusses. Mapping the complete order process and measuring key performance parameters is critical to optimizing warehouse operations, as shown in an example of common performance-type measures.

Space Evaluation and Utilization

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