The Commonwealth Supply Chain Advisors Blog

Ways to Minimize Your Distribution Center Storage Footprint for Slower-Moving, Low-Cube SKUs

October 15th, 2018

This post covers two types of storage systems that can condense the storage footprint for slower-moving, low-cube SKUs.

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Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems: When to Consider the Investment

October 2nd, 2018

Using automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) is often a way to prevent a distribution center expansion. Learn when to consider the investment.

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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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