It is a good option at this point to partner with a experienced professional in the warehouse racking industry. They can draft a warehouse racking design and layout to maximise the efficiency of your operations and the warehouse, based on your current requirements and those of the future. At Abbott, we offer complimentary warehouse racking layout design consultations
Based on the amount of floor space within the warehouse, it will be a guide as to the layout of the warehouse racking design. The racking area, should be the first thing you consider for when planning the operations. This key part will show the amount of floor space being dedicated to the storage of products and inventory. Considerations to look at once the racking space has been accounted for is the workflow of the operations, workshop areas and warehouse equipment.
There are many ways in which the warehouse layout can be arranged. Some examples of popular choices include:
Organised Cluster Method - in this layout design the inventory is grouped by inventory type and each cluster is accessible to all warehouse staff.
Aisles - this method involves having the aisles of racking towards the back of the warehouse and the production and workshops in the front, nearby to the dispatch zone.
If ever an issue arises and the plan doesn't work or not all inventory can be stocked into the racking structure set out. At this point is time to reassess and go back to the drawing board.