The basics of warehouse planning – Determining the objectives

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In the past, when planning a warehouse, the main focus was often exclusively on the resulting costs and their minimization. Today, the planning and realization of a warehouse are viewed more holistically in order to ensure lasting profitability through higher efficiency. Total cost optimization also takes into account values such as order throughput times, inventory reduction in line with the service level and adherence to delivery dates.
The classic planning process begins with the definition of the target, followed by an as-is analysis including the identification of weaknesses. On this basis, a target concept is created, which illuminates different variants of implementation and which later serves as a basis for decision-making.

The objectives determine what is to be achieved with the project. They are based on the initial situation. In order to be able to define the targets, the possibilities of the company have to be considered carefully at this point. What is the current situation? What are the problems? How can these problems be solved?

More information can be found under the plausibility check in the warehouse.

Basic information on storage can be found under the subdivision of the term “storage”.

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