Using 3D modeling technology, Karma Logistics has introduced a tool for iPad users to help warehouse managers: Perform cubic analysis of the warehouse Visualize velocity by SKU Increase warehouse storage efficiency Increase warehouse labor efficiency Improve slotting of product to reduce unnecessary replenishment cycles Cubic Analysis of the … [Read more...] about 3D Modeling of the Warehouse on the iPad
Warehouse Profiling Profiling is a technique to study the behavior of ITEMS, ORDERS, CUSTOMERS and apply the analysis to the layout design, selection of storage types, slotting criteria. Unfortunately, in almost 95% of DCs, we do just the opposite in practice. Someone gives you a particular building with unique characteristics and tells you "to do the best you … [Read more...] about Video: Have you Profiled your Distribution Facility Lately?
This article describes the pros and cons of the various types of warehouse racking. Which is better Structural or Roll Formed racking? Roll Form Rack Vs Structural Rack Pallet shelving is most commonly called rack (for the warehouse) and there are 2 types: Roll Form and Structural steel. Definition: Rack manufacturers will commonly use the words cold rolled (roll … [Read more...] about Pallet Rack: Structural vs Roll Form
Tour the IKEA distribution center in Germany Seen in this video tour are pallet trucks transporting pick carts, AS/RS storing and retrieving full pallets, and order picking software (WMS) with an RF terminal printing a pick label. … [Read more...] about Video Tour: IKEA distribution center
In an interview with WarehouseIQ, George Prest, COO of the Materials Handling Industry of America, says consolidation, automation and the recovering economy are the 2011 trends to watch. Over the next 18 months: $75 Billion in materials handling purchases budgeted. #1 Trend is productivity Automation is BIG. The World is flat … [Read more...] about Video: Recovering economy, automation are key trends in materials handling sector