The Commonwealth Supply Chain Advisors Blog

Could You Park a Blimp in the Unused Space Above Your Dock Area? How to Take Advantage of Overhead Space in Your Distribution Center.

September 24th, 2018

Even in highly-optimized distribution centers, overhead dock space is often completely un-utilized. This post explores creative ways to use this space.

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Narrow Aisles and Very-Narrow Aisles in the Distribution Center: Space Saving Benefits and Equipment Requirements

September 14th, 2018

This post takes a hard look at distribution center aisle widths and the pros and cons associated with the lift trucks that go along with a move to narrow (and narrower) aisles.

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How to Optimize Storage Depth to Create Space in Your Distribution Center

September 7th, 2018

One of the largest areas of opportunity for many of companies lies in optimizing storage depth in the distribution center. Warehouses that have a significant number of SKUs where two-to-three pallets are regularly kept on hand should consider storing this product in a medium other than Single-Deep pallet rack. This blog compares four deep-lane storage mediums alternatives.



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How to Reclaim Unused Distribution Center Space with Better Slotting

August 31st, 2018

This blog outlines how better distribution center slotting can save space and potentially help delay a costly expansion project.

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Six Ways to Postpone – or Eliminate – Your Distribution Center Expansion

August 24th, 2018

This new blog series is dedicated to creative distribution center space utilization techniques that can delay or eliminate the need to expand.

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