CHAPTER NINE

WAREHOUSE LAYOUT OPTIMIZATION

9.1   Space Requirements Planning

9.2   Adjacency Optimization

9.3   Material Flow Planning

9.4   Bay Matching

9.5   Material-Handling Equipment

9.6   Maximize Space Efficiencies

9.7   Expansion/Contraction Planning

Warehouse layout is much like puzzle piecing. The puzzle pieces are the warehouse activities of receiving, receiving staging, pallet storage and retrieval, case picking, piece picking, packing, order assembly, shipping staging, and so on. As with a puzzle, it is impossible to complete until all the individual pieces have been shaped and sized. The individual shaping and sizing of those individual pieces were completed in previous chapters, where we selected equipment and determined space ...

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