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What does actually the name "DCwise" stand for? ➟

DCwise is a contraction of "DC" & "wise".


💡 "DC" stands for Distribution Center being one of the many types of Warehouses.

👉 We chose DC while it emphasizes the movement that happens within a warehouse.


💡 "wise" can be looked at in 2 ways:

First of all as "way of operating"; so how a DC should be "best" operated?

Secondly as "knowledgeable"; meaning having the expertise of how warehouses should operate. This links up to the fact that we are a consulting firm sharing warehouse knowledge.


✅ To further enable your transformation journey & understand your potential feel free to get in touch 👉

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DCwise.eu shares in this post ideas on how you can improve your solutions ➟


Its clear that leveraging the proper storage methods can drive a large benefit.

💡 But how do you first of all approach the selection of the "storage method"?


Goods placement in your warehouse is no different then how you manage your house. Fast-movers in the front, large objects on the floor, smaller objects on shelves or even drawers, ....


Likewise you can leverage the look elements such as:

- Velocity or number of movements

- Dimensions incl. weight of the handling unit

- Put-away and or picking method - hand-pick vs machine pick

- etc

Additionally there are more elements that can drive this; such as hazardous, environment conditioning, etc.


💡 Vital is the link between storage solution and at the one hand its density of storage and on the other hand the processing.


There is a clear relation between the density; ie how much stock you can place per m² or m³ and the impact on processing. In general the more dense the higher the time involved in placing and pulling your stock; ie put- away and picking. An easy link can be made with your "attic treasures" that require way more time then your car on the drive-way.


💡 Now it is possible with the right technology and often additional investment cost to mitigate the processing impact. Think in this down the lines of the drive in racks, or even up to automated systems e.g. ASRS. Challenge is not only the cost involved but also that it needs to be fit your processes and requirements.


💡 But how to validate what should be stored where?


1️⃣ A typical start of the review is to see if the goods can be stored on the floor.

If so question is how dense can they be placed in depth and height.

Stack-ability is one of the key terms here. Many goods are for example crated to enable stack-ability in storage and/transportation.


2️⃣ Next step from the floor storage; is to see if storage density / process improvement can be realized by moving towards racks or shelves.


💡Yet again many items are either boxed or palletized or even both to allow beter storage and/or transportation.


For larger items (typically palletized) "rack storage" can be an option:


For smaller volumes items (often only some pieces or cartons are held in inventory) "shelve storage" can be an option.


Within racking and/shelve storage now exists the possibility to increase the density and/or improve the processing with the help of automation. What makes it interesting and at the same time challenging is that there is an extreme portfolio of different solutions all with their own characteristics.

Depending of your stock profile, business requirements incl volumes, and so on; a "picture" can be made which then can be used to validate if and which of the possible solutions would be good matches.


👉 Now, to go into more depth and see which options are possible one can either consult a logistics engineer or a good rack supplier.


To enable your transformation journey & understand better your potential feel free to get in touch 👉

📞 0499/85.42.03

📧 jan.baert@dcwise.eu

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DCwise.eu shares in this post ideas on how you can improve your solutions

Tis post wants to advocate the potential benefits of using the "LEGO" concept in warehousing while selecting the resources to be leveraged.


👉This concept applies to all elements of resource selection; whether its about racking, tables, carts or even the WMS or TMS, for all it can be a good idea to go for resources that are a combination of different changeable parts similar to "LEGO".


Most known example off-course are "rack uprights"; these are more and more based on a combination of pieces that are (temporary) bolted together instead of being fixed together permanently.


But this same concept is applicable across all of the types of resources needed in warehousing. Less known example are for carts that can be adapted to fit the needs such as shown below.


✨ Benefits down the line of the "LEGO" approach are among others:

+ Easier performance of repairs

+ Higher flexibility towards changed needs

+ Acces to/Easier customization towards optimization

+ Higher resell value


⚠ Down-sides might be among others:

- A higher initial cost

- Additional upfront time needed to put together the design.


💡But overall its a good idea to keep the option of "LEGO"like resources in mind especially when working in a changing environment. One of the best examples in this respect is the equipment used in "packing stations". Like tables, stands, etc. A more flexible approach aligns with the constantly changing and challenging requirements posed to the process itself.


⭐ Now you should be (more) empowered to tackle your current and future challenges.

To enable your transformation journey & understand better your potential feel free to get in touch 👉

📞 0499/85.42.03

📧 jan.baert@dcwise.eu

💬 "Get in touch"

opt for the free Quick-scan.

#warehousing #warehousesolutions #warehouseoptimization


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