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TXM Lean Minute – How to Design an Efficient Warehouse Layout


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How do you design an efficient warehouse layout to maximise flow and productivity? Learn how the TXM Plant Layout Development Process is a highly effective way to design productive warehouse layout.

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How do you design a warehouse layout to maximise flow and productivity?

Hi, I’m Tim McLean Welcome to this TXM Lean minute.

The TXM Plant Layout Development Process is a highly effective way to design productive warehouse layouts..

Transportation and motion are two of the seven wastes. In a warehouse they are key drivers of space and cost.

A good warehouse layout that minimises unnecessary transport of products and motion of people will save your business money through its whole life.

At TXM we get the whole warehouse team involved in developing the layout. We use value stream mapping and spaghetti flow  mapping to work out the ideal process flow. We then use the plant layout development process to translate this in to a physical layout of racks and working areas.

Improvements such as

  • keeping high usage items close to the area where order are packed,
  • using flow racks to create an easy, self-replenishing pick face and
  • designing the packing area for smooth order flow

will reduce forklift travel, reduce walking, reduce picking errors and improve safety.

Contact us at TXM to learn more about how the Plant Layout Development Process can help you develop a safer and more efficient warehouse.

I’m Tim Mclean.  Thank you for watching this TXM Lean Minute.