Warehouse Planning and Design
Warehousing requirements vary dependent on the type of business, product characteristics, inventory policies, and customer ordering profiles. Warehouse design is imperative for a supply chain to run at optimal capacity.
Our warehousing experts have the range of experience and modelling tools to evaluate and fully design new DCs and to improve existing operations to maximise efficiency and optimise the following factors
- Warehouse size
- Storage methods
- Handling techniques
- Automation options
- MHE equipment specifications
- Staffing numbers and organisation
- WMS systems requirements and specifications
SCALA’s team assist clients to fully optimise storage layouts and operating processes and will produce detailed 2D and 3D drawings with full quantities and costings of all the projected resources. In addition, SCALA can provide computer simulations, visual and quantified insights into proposed operations, assessing a wide range of scenarios and enabling our clients to plan with foresight as opposed to hindsight. Please feel free to peruse some of our case studies below.
Infographic – Warehouse Automation
Using anonymised data drawn from our Grocery & FMCG and Home Appliance Best Practice Forums, we found that many commonplace logistics practices weren’t being adopted by our clients for a variety of reasons, and that a few companies were indecisive about adopting effective best practice. SCALA can ensure our clients optimise their warehouse automation to the most effective degree possible.