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

80

lines/hour

 

50

120

cases/hour

Case pick to conveyor

200

400

cases/hour

Order Picking (Pieces)

 

 

 

Pick to container/conveyor

60

150

lines/hour

Pick to cart

30

100

lines/hour

Carousel to container

200

400

lines/hour

Flow rack to container

100

200

lines/hour

Bin shelves to container

80

150

lines/hour

Truck Load/Unload

 

 

 

Unload floor to conveyor

350

400

cartons/hour

Hand-stack into trailers

150

300

cartons/hour

Palletizing from Conveyor

300

350

cartons/hour

Source: Rules of Thumb, Gross & Associates, 2005 edition