The Commonwealth Supply Chain Advisors Blog

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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Building a Business Case – The Sixth Step in Selecting the RIGHT WMS

August 6th, 2018

Building a coherent business case will allow your company to confidently make a go/no-go decision with regards to investing in the purchase and implementation of a new Warehouse Management Software (WMS) system. This blog describes the various options to examine and criteria to consider.

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Estimate Implementation Costs – The Fifth Step in Selecting the RIGHT WMS

January 29th, 2018

Before new warehouse management software (WMS) can be advocated, a company must first know the business implications associated with adopting it. This involves projecting future savings and estimating the implementation costs. This blog covers how to estimate the WMS implementation costs.

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