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Questions

When is a warehouse too full?

Is it necessary to have a checker to verify outbound shipments?

How frequently should lift trucks be replaced?

What is task interleaving?

Answers

Q: When is a warehouse too full?

A: If you ask three warehousing professionals, you may get four different answers! However, all will agree that it gets too full somewhere below 100 percent. Most feel that about 85 percent is optimal. Beyond that point, you start moving stock to make room for inbound materials. Therefore, being theoretically full is always different from being practically full.

Q: Is it necessary to have a checker to verify outbound shipments?

A: Today, a growing number of operators believe that electronic equipment, such as a scanner, can replace the human checker.

Q: How frequently should lift trucks be replaced?

A: Some operators feel that a major re-build of a worn out lift truck can create a vehicle that is like new at a cost significantly below the purchase of a new truck. However, design obsolescence will always be a factor in the decision.

Q: What is task interleaving?

A: This is the process of creating round trip opportunities for lift truck operators by identifying the ability to remove an outbound pallet from storage at a location close to the place where an inbound pallet was put away.

 

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