Warehouse Industry Information & Articles

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Warehouse Planning – The Key Principles of Facility Expansion

Warehouse Planning, Layout, and Design Concepts Today’s warehouses are built with a state-of-the-art (SOTA) warehouse planning and design principles that allow for projected growth for up to five or more years. Layout designers create structures for warehousing facilities with room for growth even when the physical size of the warehouse property is limited. The focus on expansion is inevitable in most warehouse operations due to the expectation of business growth. Examples of today’s SOTA warehouse planning and designs are found in many locations where warehouses are part of huge, thriving complexes. In…

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Warehouse Industrial Shelves – A Key Component in Planning and Design

Warehouse Industrial Shelves One of the most important decisions a business has to make is the design of warehouse storage that will best utilize space. Choosing the best warehouse industrial shelves, and other materials, is important as the right choice means you will not only have sturdy shelving, but ones that will last a lifetime. This will also expedite movement of freight and promote workplace safety. Often the success of a business depends on an even flow of products. Having a good storage program will make this possible. A space saving…

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Warehouse Robotic Systems – Background, Types, and Benefits

Warehouse Robotic Systems Warehouse robotic systems represent the dawn of what can be called the fourth industrial revolution. Today’s technology brings a boom in collaborative robots and autonomous mobile robots (AMR) that work seamlessly with the human workforce to increase efficiency and flexibility. Global estimates predict a whopping 1.3 million increase in industrial robots in 2018. Amazon is credited as a pioneer in using warehouse robotic systems as early as 2011. At the time, the retail giant used 1,300 Kiva Systems’ robots. In 2012, the company bought Kiva Systems for $775…

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