In a typical warehouse layout optimisation project, our manufacturing logistics consultants seek to optimise the storage solution ensuring that the right type of racking, shelving and sizes are employed. Storage of inventory is a non-value added necessary evil in logistics as it often occupies a large proportion of the space sitting idle waiting for demand to be placed against it before it continues the journey.
Using key principles of ‘LEAN’, we employ various methods specific to the project scope. We will build simulation models of the warehouse and then stress test for efficiency and capability by running various change scenarios to determine the optimal solution. A working physical layout is one thing, but it has to be efficient too.