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The Time, Space & Cost Guide to Better Warehouse Design

The Time, Space and Cost Guide To Better Warehouse Design

8-1/2" x 11", softcover,
135 pages, $59.95.

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Save time, improve space utilization and reduce costs with the newly revised and expanded second edition of The Time, Space & Cost Guide to Better Warehouse Design.

The Guide provides a wealth of information that will help you benchmark your operations and test new ideas and concepts before you implement them.

Time Standards

The section on warehouse time standards discusses the use of time to measure work, estimate labor requirements, evaluate alternative designs, and benchmark and improve operations. By measuring time in the warehouse, you can identify opportunities to save time, reduce labor costs and increase throughput.

Includes 35 figures with labor estimates for everything from pallet putaway and document processing to travel time, package handling and more.

Space Calculations

The section on warehouse space calculations evaluates the impact of various storage and material handling equipment methods on space utilization and provides strategies to help you determine the best possible combination of products, equipment, and operating systems for your facility.

Includes 58 figures illustrating the advantages and disadvantages of various storage, receiving and shipping layouts, and detailed specifications for a wide range of material-handling equipment.

Cost Calculations

The section on warehouse cost calculations focuses on the conversion of time and space requirements into bottom-line costs. You’ll find a thorough analysis of the different warehouse cost centers, the latest cost figures and techniques for analyzing these costs.

Includes 17 figures showing typical building costs, material-handling equipment costs, storage equipment costs, dock equipment costs, average hourly wages by region and more.

Informative Charts and Figures

The newly revised edition offers more than 100 charts and figures to illustrate concepts, provide detailed data, and offer further insight. Here are some examples of the figures you will find in this book:

Figure 2.4Industry Throughput Standards
Figure 2.5Summary of Time Standard Techniques
Figure 2.6Sample Output of a Time Study on a Manual Batch Pick Operation
Figure 2.8Steps for Establishing Warehouse Time Standards
Figure 2.9Element-by-Element Breakdown of Pallet Putaway
Figure 3.29Sample Excess Inventory Analysis
Figure 3.31Calculating Effects of Honeycombing And Storage Utilization
Figure 3.53Sample Full Case Movement Profile
Figure 3.54Sample Full Case Popularity Profile
Figure 3.55Various Picking Configurations
Figure 4.3Material Handling Equipment Costs
Figure 4.4Conveyor Systems Project Cost Breakdown
Figure 4.5Storage Equipment Costs
Figure 4.6Sample Planning and Design Costs
Figure 4.10Average Hourly Wages of Warehousing Jobs by Geographic Region and by Business

This second edition of The Time, Space & Cost Guide to Better Warehouse Design has been completely updated and expanded from the original. Throughout the book, the authors have combined a theoretical yet practical approach that is applicable to both conventional and state-of-the-art warehouses.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Warehouse Time Standards
    • Applications of Time Standards in Warehousing
    • Time Standard Techniques
    • Steps for Establishing Warehouse Time Standards
    • Technology’s Impact on Warehouse Time
    • Common Warehouse Time Standards
  3. Warehouse Space Calculations
    • Receiving and Shipping Docks
    • A Working Example and Case Study
    • Order Processing Space
    • A Last Word on Space
  4. Warehouse Cost Calculations
    • Capital Costs
    • Operating Costs
    • Investment Analysis
    • Examples of Cost Analysis in the Warehouse
  5. Footnotes
  6. Bibliography
  7. Glossary
  8. List of Figures

About the Authors

You can rely on The Time, Space & Cost Guide to Better Warehouse Design.

The Guide was carefully prepared by a team of experts from Gross & Associates, one of the country’s leading warehouse consulting firms. Their authoritative work in analyzing, evaluating and designing warehouse operations and in implementing warehouse programs led to the development of this unique guide.

Your Guarantee of Satisfaction

The Time, Space & Cost Guide to Better Warehouse Design is guaranteed. If you are not 100% satisfied, you may return it within 30 days for a full refund.


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