Top Factors to Consider When Laying Out a Warehouse for Automation

Westfalia Technologies, Inc. in the News: With the individualized needs, products and processes of warehouses it is no surprise that each facility requires an equally unique design and solution. A warehouse design that works perfectly for a facility that ships primarily full pallet orders may not be as efficient as one that ships a variety of products in limited quantities.

During the critical step of warehouse design, order analytics help develop the right solution and layout. Designers and planners analyze the way products are moving today, while looking toward the future, to determine the right amount of automation necessary to gain efficiencies without incurring huge capital cost. The ultimate design should consider the capabilities of both a warehouse execution system (WES) and automation.

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