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Warehouse Layout and Design Logistics Essentials

It’s well known that the warehouse layout is important for maximum efficiency. It can be tricky when it comes to obtaining that maximum efficiency, however. Luckily, design logistics help your warehouse reach that efficiency by guiding you towards important layout basics.warehouse-layout-design-logistics

Not familiar with design logistics? Don’t worry, we’ll explain the basics to you here. And when you’re ready to implement these changes, or design your new warehouse layout, contact S.W. Betz to put your design in place and help you achieve a smooth-flowing warehouse.

Floor Plan

There are special considerations for floor plans in regards to a warehouse layout, mainly because of the many operations within a warehouse. You want to have designated areas for shipping, receiving, storage, and employee comfort (coffee maker, fridge, etc.). Design logistics for floor plans involves making sure all of these designated areas are in the best locations of the warehouse to increase efficiency.

Storage

One of the main functions of a warehouse is storage. If set up without design logistics in mind, you may not be getting full storage capacity out of your warehouse layout. Equipment such as shelves, racking, and mezzanines all have specific functions for storage. You should use a combination of equipment depending on your warehouse dimensions to make the most out of your storage space.

Space

Making sure there’s enough space for workers, equipment and products to move and work freely is also very important. Areas that typically don’t have enough space, and therefore suffer in efficiency, are the shipping/receiving areas and aisles. If workers and equipment (such as pallet jacks) can’t access these areas freely due to obstructions, or there isn’t enough space to move at a normal pace, it will negatively affect efficiency.

For help with your warehouse layout, contact S.W. Betz

The S.W. Betz Company, Inc. has been providing businesses in Maryland and beyond with all of their essential Weighing, Material Handling, Dock, and Warehouse equipment since 1933. We also offer warehouse layout and design logistics solutions from experienced, knowledgeable experts.

We carry a variety of top warehouse equipment brands to help with your design logistics, such as: Wesco, Magliner, Cogan, Quantum Storage Systems, and more.

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If you would like to learn more about improving your warehouse layout or design logistics, please contact S.W. Betz by calling 410-574-1414 or 800-332-0322 today! You can count on the S.W. Betz Company to work with you and provide you with our extensive knowledge of the industry.

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