There are basic questions that must be considered when designing your warehouse:
- What is the inventory plan or forecasted sales volume for each product?
- How much inventory is there for various products?
- How will put-away and picking be handled?
- As inventory grows, what is the minimum and maximum space (cube, weight and facings) that inventory requires?
- What type of warehouse layouts will be used?
- Will there be fixed locations for specific products, or will products be stored in many places?
The fixed stock location method will require more space than the other – however, variable locations require a warehouse management system to track stock locations.
Order characteristics are important to warehouse storage design:
- How many line items on an average order?
- How many units in an order?
- How will picking be done?
- Several people may be involved in picking an order, and an order consolidation process close to the shipping dock will be required.
- The number of transactions will also impact systems, layout and staffing.
DSS Service Expertise
Dynamic Storage offers services ranging from design and installation to training, project management and support. We help you take these factors into consideration to design the perfect warehouse system for your unique products and needs. We also help train your staff on using the new system efficiently and effectively, and you can count on us for any future support for your warehouse system.
Complete Project Management
We coordinate, plan and schedule, in detail, the projects implementation schedule and financial plan and work with other teams. DSS tracks and manages to the project plan and schedule. We plan, schedule and coordinate the activities of electrical, mechanical, network and engineering subcontractors in a rapidly changing project environment.
We offer design services to make sure your new warehouse project maximizes available storage space with a layout that is conducive to your products and workflow. We can also help you redesign your existing warehouse systems to increase productivity and react to increasing throughput.
We offer custom manufacturing services to help you with unique projects that don’t’ fit into the standard typical warehouse designs. If you have a unique product that requires a special warehouse design, look no further than Dynamic Storage Systems.
DSS draws from extensive knowledge and industry experience to lead installations of any size. We manage customer relationships and installations of entire material handling systems. We have the scalability and experience to take on any new warehouse project – large or small.
We offer training services to ensure your staff is properly educated on the most efficient use of you warehouse storage systems. Draw from our 30 years of industry experience to make sure your facilities are being used to their maximum benefit.
If you ever experience any troubles up the road with your new or existing storage systems, DSS is there to help. We offer support on usage as well as manufacturing support for damaged systems.
A customer packages and distributes millions of eggs and space is critical. They need a flexible system that allows them additional capacity for their busy season.
Equipment Depot partnered with DSS to supply the customer with a custom mezzanine that doubled the storage capacity in their warehouse.
Our customer in the health care industry has many issues with their current system. The case flow they were provided by another vendor is not able to handle their products.
They moved to a new +250,000 sq. ft. facility and required the same configuration with many enhancements.
Solution: Installedl a High Density DeepTrak Order Pick System with DeepFlo Pallet Storage.
Our customer in the baking industry had concerns. This DSS Case Study - Bakery details how systems had been heavily damaged by years of forklift abuse, and cooler space was critical for tempering product coming into the plant. DSS worked with the customer to design a custom PushBak system that achieved these objectives:
- Handled GMA pallets the wrong way (48" x 40")
- Maximized space utilization
- Minimized material movements
- Maintained 18" rat run
- Minimized damage to product
- Minimized damage to equipment
- Maximized ease of use for operators
- Maximized use of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
- Maximized safe operations