The layout of a storage facility or distribution centre is one of the most significant factors that can have a significant impact on its useful life, capacity and productivity. Whether it is a large multi-temperature composite distribution centre servicing a wide market network, spare parts store in a mobile service operation, or raw materials store for a manufacturing operation, the correct warehouse design is the cornerstone of any successful supply chain.
What are the 4 types of warehouse layout?
When implementing a warehouse layout, four key elements should always be taken into consideration. Logistics Bureau Warehouse Design Services factors can vary depending on the nature of the business, but the overall goal is to optimize space and streamline workflow.
Improved safety: Warehouses should be designed with proper signage, clearly marked pathways and adequate lighting to minimize accidents and injuries in the workplace. This can help reduce lost inventory, lower worker compensation claims and boost morale.
Enhanced productivity: Optimizing the warehouse layout can enable a better use of storage equipment, reduce inventory and operational costs, and enable faster order fulfillment. This results in improved customer satisfaction, increased profitability and higher sustainability.
Crown’s warehouse design professionals have deep industry knowledge and extensive material handling experience to transform concept into reality. They can provide a one-stop solution that encompasses warehouse planning, project management services, user training and installation support to ensure delivery on time and within budget. They can also recommend a mix of warehouse automation and material handling technologies to suit your specific needs.