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If inventory profiling and productivity planning are not driving your facility design project then you need to ask some hard questions about the size, lay-out and fit-out proposed and your future operational performance.

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We design warehousing solutions focussed on client profitability, independent of construction or equipment suppliers. We save you time and deliver a better result.

warehouse logisticsWe provide a complete warehouse design service, including warehouse building layout and fit-out of equipment. Our designs are tailored to your unique requirements, while incorporating best practice design principles of warehousing solutions.

We implement the design of optimized storage solutions with the best balance between achieving cubic efficiency and operator productivity.

Our tailored warehouse layout solutions are based on the level of technology most suited to the project e.g. conventional, mechanised or automated technology.

We have particular expertise in the design and implementation of parts warehouses for maintenance support to the resources sector and suppliers to the resources sector.

http://creatingsparks.com.gridhosted.co.uk/?endonezit=does-binary-option-trading-really-work Key elements of this service offering include:

• Complete warehouse design service, including warehouse building and fit-out equipment.
• Design from “inside out”, i.e. the processes and internal layout should determine the building specification, not vice versa.
• Designs tailored to clients’ unique requirements, while incorporating best practice design principles.
• Design of optimized storage solutions – best balance between achieving cubic efficiency and operator productivity.
• Preparation of general plan and concept warehouse designs.
• Preparation of detailed warehouse design specifications to RFP/RFT stage.
• Tailored warehouse layout solutions based on the level of technology most suited to the requirement – i.e. conventional, mechanised or automated.
• Pre-qualification of warehouse equipment and other suppliers for RFP/RFT issue.
• Review and evaluate tender responses from warehouse equipment and other logistics suppliers.
• Contractor management and implementation of the design through to operational start-up.
• We have particular expertise in the design and implementation of parts warehouses for engineering support to the resources sector and suppliers to the resources sector.

While the following numbers appear intuitively high, can’t be guaranteed and are subject to industry limitations, the following are actual examples of improvements achieved by SCSA for recent clients:

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1 Mining Services $1.6m in 3 months Reduction in inventory purchases through improved visibility and control
2 Health Care 25% Reduction in warehouse footprint through improved design
3 Mining Equipment 50% Increase in storage capacity through improved design
4 Mining Equipment 25% Reduction in warehouse footprint through improved design
5 Industrial SUpplies 20% Improvement in order picking productivity through innovative materials handling technology, systems & processes
6 Aviation 40% Improved site utilisation through development of site master plan
(releasing 75ha)
7 Transport 15% Increase in productivity of delivery fleet (x60 vehicles)
8 Wholesale Hardware $4m p.a. Recovery and turnaround in supply chain and logistics including reduction in warehousing costs, supplier trading terms, customer service levels
9 Wholesale Food $4.25m p.a. Logistics/marketing/supply chain reform
10 Resources $2m Reduction in warehouse footprint for oversize items through development if innovative storage equipment module
11 Resources $7m Organisation, facility and process reform reducinghead count and reforming facility layout, fitout and technology

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Introduction
Warehouse Design Principles
Application of Supply Chain Management
Components of the Warehouse
Risks of a ‘Facility Project’ Approach
Conclusion

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In designing a warehouse solution the building often receives the primary focus due to its cost. However, the building is often the lowest risk part of a project and contributes the least to profit. In strategic terms a warehouse is a system of systems comprising components including people, process, technology and facilities. The relationship between the attributes of these components dictates the performance of the warehouse. A warehouse therefore is an operating system within a larger system called a supply chain. The most profitable approach to designing a warehouse is an integrated one incorporating design principles, supply chain strategies and strategic profit imperatives.

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imparare trade opzioni Warehouse Design Principles

As a minimum the design of a warehouse solution requires the application of a range of design principles. These include:

– Optimum utilisation of horizontal and vertical space based on analysis of:

  • Forecast storage requirement
  • Forecast transaction volumes by type
  • Functional work area requirements
  • Traffic (vehicles and people), and
  • Administration

– One way flow
– Most suitable storage solutions
– Most suitable handling solutions
– Separation of equipment and people
– Safe handling of materials
– Processes that reflect role
– Product location based on size and movement volumes
– Focus on velocity
–·Appropriate use of technology

kan man köpa Cialis i polen Application of Supply Chain Management

Substantial additional value adding is achieved if the warehouse design reflects the relationships between the components of the warehouse and elements of the supply chain:

– Customers
– Suppliers
– Demand Management
– Order Fulfilment
– Reverse Logistics

A review of the supply chain brings the role of the warehouse into clear focus. Potential roles include:

– Transportation consolidation
– Product mixing
– Service
– Contingency protection
– Smoothing

Always with a focus on the value that the warehouse adds to your customers’ supply chains.

With an understanding of warehouse design principles and the role of the warehouse in your supply chain then, and only then, are the components of the warehouse designed.

The mix of major http://www.bgroads.com/?prosturadlo1=prelievo-minimo-postepay-iq-optiona&df8=53 processes should be designed first to include as necessary:

– Pick and Pack
– Cross-dock
– Flow Through
– Receival
– Putaway
– Picking
– Despatch
– Packaging
– Stock Maintenance
– Kitting

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Specifications

Appropriate technologies can then determine the optimum solution including:

– Information
– Handling
– Storage
– Packaging
– Security

Attributes of people required can then be determined including:

– Number
– Roles
– Competencies

    • Knowledge
    • Skills
    • Attitude

– Human Factors Engineering
– Productivity/KPI
– Management
– Supervision

Then finally the facility requirements to house the optimum solution are determined:

– Area
– Height
– Access
– Floor capacity
– Floor level
– Ventilation
– Lighting
– Orientation
– Docks
– Temperature
– Fire
– Security
– Elevation
– Location
– Traffic flow – internal

– Traffic flow – external

The last part of the design process, and not the first, is the four walls and the roof, which are handy for keeping the weather out but have little impact on business performance.

Each of these components requires their own distinct disciplined methodology but they must also be considered in light of the attributes of other components.

As an example, it is only through analysis of the inventory movement and volume profile that an optimum fit-out and layout of racking, binning and automated handling solution options can be identified and assessed. If inventory profiling is not driving your warehouse design project then you need to ask some hard questions about the relationship between the layout and fit-out proposed and warehouse performance.

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Benefits of an Integrated Approach

The benefits of an integrated design principle, supply chain and strategic profit approach are potentially:

– Higher Sales
– Decreased cost of sales
– Decreased operating costs
– Decreased working capital required
– Decreased fixed asset costs
– Decreased Risk

Risks of a ‘Facility Project’ Approach

The risks of not applying a disciplined design and implementation methodology as suggested are:

– Lower Gross margin from:

  •  Lower Sales
  • Increased cost of sales

– Increased total expenses
– Increased working capital:

  • Higher inventory investment
  • Higher debtor days

– Increased fixed asset costs
– Land
– Facility
– Equipment
– Fixtures

Conclusion

A warehouse is an operating system. The most profitable approach to designing a warehouse is an integrated one incorporating design principles, supply chain strategies and strategic profit imperatives. Unless you understand:

  • The principles of warehouse design
  • The role of the warehouse in your supply chain
  • The relationship between warehousing and other functions in your value chain, and
  • Strategies for increasing strategic profit

then benefits will be lost and risk manifested.

In a worst case scenario an inappropriately designed warehouse project can be enterprise threatening, as can a poorly implemented one. Let SCSA take the risk out of your next warehouse design or improvement project.

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John Holmes

Director

E-mail:J.Holmes@scsa.com.au
Phone: 08 9453 5988