Building Design and Layout

What critical needs must a warehouse and manufacturing-support operation satisfy? What’s the best way to design it? How can throughput be maximized?

Comprehensive Logistics (CLI) uses the OEM’s operational data—labor, inventory levels, forecasts, the breakdown of inbound and outbound shipments and their characteristics, and how often received orders are palletized and ready for putaway versus shipments that need to be sorted or reworked—to engineer a solution that optimizes space and material flows based on a Plan For Every Part (PFEP) methodology.

From this, we take a deeper dive to determine how best to lay out the facility. Key considerations include:

  • Number of dock doors.
  • Ceiling heights.
  • Traffic patterns.
  • Mix and variability of SKUs.
  • Lighting.
  • Type of racking.
  • Material handling equipment.
  • Safety and security standards.
  • Error-proofing tools and techniques.

Ultimately, the design and layout of the warehouse and manufacturing-support operation have to be optimized to create efficiencies.

Comprehensive Logistics engineers the optimal footprint. Our team of industrial engineers brings a unique perspective to achieving this—we have extensive experience working inside the four walls of warehouse and manufacturing-support operations and know-how a great design can produce benefits on numerous levels, from higher productivity and reduced operating costs to enhanced customer-service levels.


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