Cheat Sheet – Warehouse Productivity

Fork-Truck Pallet Movement Lower Range Upper Range Units Counterbalanced 10 15 pallets/hour Narrow-aisle Reach 8 20 pallets/hour Man-up Turret 12 20 pallets/hour Man-down Turret 15 25 pallets/hour Narrow-aisle Articulating 8 15 pallets/hour Stacker Crane 24 30 pallets/hour Order Picking (Cases)       Pick to cart 25 60 lines/hour Pick to powered pallet jack 30… [Read More]

Cheat Sheet – Material Handling Equipment & Aisle Widths

Material Handling Equipment and aisle widths:   Type Clear Height Area to store 1,000 pallets Aisle width Counter-Balanced Truck 22′ 10,000 sqft 144" Narrow Aisle Reach 32′ 6,270 sqft 90" Very Narrow Aisle Swing-Reach 32′ 5,480 sqft 66" VNA Double Deep 32′ 5,120 sqft 66" Narrow Aisle Deep- Reach 32′ 5,120 sqft 92" VNA Swing-Reach… [Read More]

Cheat Sheet – Stock Storage Types

 An example from a recent warehouse layout project; analysis leading up to a facility block (zone) layout.   Pallets per Item No. of Items Total No. of Pallets Average No. of Pallets per Item Floor Stack Double Deep, Drive In Push Back Single Deep Case Deep Flow Rack Shelves Bin Drawers >100 2 350 175… [Read More]