Warehouse Storage Design, Shelving Systems and Warehouse Racking Systems in Calgary & Edmonton

by camblog on January 31, 2011

in Equipment,Services


Warehouse Storage Design, Shelving Systems and Warehouse Racking Systems

Warehouse Storage, Design, Shelving Racking

A well-designed warehouse offers many advantages. It operates with high labour efficiency, minimizes inventory, utilizes space effectively, minimizes errors, and responds to the needs of customers.

The design of a warehouse storage system must begin with an understanding of the underlying business objectives and priorities that it is to achieve. A clear definition of the expectations will greatly improve the probability of achieving them as there will be tradeoffs that will need to be made.

With the business objectives and priorities in mind, the designer will need to consider the physical storage requirements of the product, the existing or proposed facility characteristics, and the material handling equipment.  There are many storage options available, each with advantages, disadvantages, and limitations all of these factors will be relevant in short listing the storage options that will be considered. The goal is to determine the proper mix of equipment that will best meet the business objectives of the company.

From here, layout options, storage capacity calculations, throughput estimations, and budgetary pricing can be provided and reviewed to ensure that the business objectives are being met. Further discussion at this point will generally produce revisions to the design ultimately resulting in a set of storage solutions that best achieve the business needs and which can be used for final pricing.

Warehouse Storage Design – Explained

A well-designed warehouse offers many advantages. It operates with high labour efficiency, minimizes inventory, utilizes space effectively, minimizes errors, and responds to the needs of customers.

The design of a warehouse storage system must begin with an understanding of the underlying business objectives and priorities that it is to achieve. A clear definition of the expectations will greatly improve the probability of achieving them as there will be tradeoffs that will need to be made.

With the business objectives and priorities in mind, the designer will need to consider the physical storage requirements of the product, the existing or proposed facility characteristics, and the material handling equipment.  There are many storage options available, each with advantages, disadvantages, and limitations all of these factors will be relevant in short listing the storage options that will be considered. The goal is to determine the proper mix of equipment that will best meet the business objectives of the company.

From here, layout options, storage capacity calculations, throughput estimations, and budgetary pricing can be provided and reviewed to ensure that the business objectives are being met. Further discussion at this point will generally produce revisions to the design ultimately resulting in a set of storage solutions that best achieve the business needs and which can be used for final pricing.

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Contact CAM Industrial Supply at 1.800.772.3213 for a free services consultation

Calgary Head Office Office
T: 403.720.0076
5233 – 52nd Street S.E.
Calgary, Alberta T2C 4T2

Edmonton Sales Office
T: 780.413.9956
F: 780.413.9957
17420 106A Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5S 1E6

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