Accession Number : AD0278548

Title :   AN ENGINEERING ANALYSIS OF CARGO HANDLING. XIV. OPTIMUM WAREHOUSE LAYOUT

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES

Personal Author(s) : HUFFMAN,JOHN R.

Report Date : MAR 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The study led to the following criteria for designing a physical facility that minimizes the space and handling costs of stori g u i loads of commodity: (1) There should be sufficient space in the ware ouse to permit storage of any group of commodities in the space assigned to them. It should never b necessary to store unit loads of these commodities in some distant overflow area. (2) Selection of the optimum capacity is not critical since there is a range of capacities with costs ranging from the minimum possible to this minimum plus a few per cent. (3) The designer, when in doubt, should provide the larger of the alternate capacities he is considering. The additional cost to operate a warehouse larger than any in the range of optimum capacities will probably be less than that to operate a warehouse smaller than the lower limit of the range. (4) The layout, i.e., row capacity, of the storage block can be varied so long as the probability the handling units in a receipt will exceed the number of space units in a row is not less than four per cent or more than 96 per cent. (Author)

Descriptors :   CONTAINERS, CONTROL, COSTS, LOGISTICS, OPERATION, STANDARDS, STORAGE, TRANSPORTATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE