Seven Critical Steps to Planning a Warehouse or Distribution Center

Getting your DC or warehouse up and running on time and on budget has never been more critical. Here's how to get it done right the first time.


  • How well does the product flow into, within and out of the facility?
  • Does the forward pick area (pick modules) hold sufficient inventory to avoid excessive replenishment requirements?
  • Is the storage system and area large enough to accommodate the inventory, including any required safety stock?
  • What type of conveying and sortation equipment will be used?
  • What are the staffing requirements?
  • Does the operating budget include staffing, maintenance, utilities and the cost of the information system?
  • How well will the facility adapt to a change in operating requirements?
  • How effectively will the warehouse management system work with the automated material handling system?



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About the Author Craig A. Bertorello TriFactor, LLC cbertorello@trifactor.com


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