Doing Something about Excess Inventory
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 The Law of Unintended Consequences at work in warehousing. View PDF: Unintended Consequences
What Is “Storage Utilization Factor”?
Thursday, January 12, 2012 The Storage Utilization Factor (SUF) is one of the least understood terms in warehousing. As such, it is also one of the principles of warehousing that causes more operational problems for companies. The SUF is the allowance for additional pallet positions. View PDF: Warehouse Storage Utilization (pdf).
Inventory AccuracyFriday, August 28, 2015 Is your inventory accuracy really as good as your auditors report? View PDF: Inventory Accuracy
Design For Payback
Monday, January 19, 2009 Design For Payback is a model for selecting warehouse automation technology based on the Return on Investment of each and every element of the solution. View PDF: Design for Payback
Tuesday, January 17, 2006 While there are few operational improvement projects that incorporate all of the Design Principles noted below, Distribution Design will evaluate the potential for applying the principles. If the principle will fit the operation AND can be cost justified, it should be suggested for consideration. View PDF: Design Principles
Wednesday, May 28, 2003 You've probably noticed lots of bar codes around our web site, and in the Distribution Design logo. Yes, bar coding is a a very important component of improving a distribution operation. As it is the foundation of our logo, it is the foundation for integrating the five elements of an optimized logistics operation: computer systems, data collection systems, material handling systems, people, and the facility itself. View PDF: Bar Coding
Wednesday, November 27, 2002 There is no substitute for the analytical approach in designing operational improvements, and Distribution Design will complete very detailed analysis of your operating data. In fact, the more good data you can provide, the better your design will be. Many clients say that Distribution Design's ability to get more information out of operating data is our strongest suit. View PDF: Rigorous Analysis
The Seven Serious Sins of Warehousing
Thursday, July 25, 2002 Having evaluated over 425 different warehouse or distribution operations, Fred Kimball, Principal of Distribution Design, has seen many operational "sins". As a featured speaker at the 2002 Warehousing Education and Research Council Conference, Mr. Kimball identified seven of the most serious sins and provided recommendations for addressing them. View PDF: Seven Serious Sins of Warehousing