Warehouse Layout Planning and Part Feeding Methods


Author: S. Senthil Kumar

ISBN: 9789380381381

Copy Right Year: 2014

Pages: 200

Binding: Softcover

Publisher: Yes Dee Publishing


SKU: 9789380381381 Category:


This book will help professionals and students to plan & design a Warehouse based on the product portfolio. Users will be able to select the proper storage and retrieval system which includes racking system, MHEs, warehouse management software, etc. They can calculate and decide the number of material handling facilities required. Warehouse Engineers can optimise the storage and retrieval systems using maximum utilisation of building and storage methods. The book also gives a clear understanding of the type of products and the methods of classification.

Part feeding methods discuss the various types and helps in determining the best method.

Kitting of parts and feeding to assembly lines are also discussed. A case study has been provided for clear understanding.

Safety consideration during selection of material handling systems and storage and retrieval systems has been covered. The procedures to be followed during the design and selection of the warehouse planning systems and equipments are also discussed in detail.

The vaasthu requirement for industries and offices has been collated for easy reference

Additional information

Weight .3 kg
Dimensions 22 × 15 × 2 cm

Table of Content

List of Tables
List of Figures
CHAPTER 1 Warehouse Layout Planning

1.1 Introduction
1.2 Layout design process steps
1.3 Importance of warehouse layout planning
1.4 Identify warehouse activities
1.5 Explore space requirements
1.6 Develop realistic and ideal layout for storage and retrieval
1.7 Future expansion

CHAPTER 2 Racking Systems for Warehouse 

2.1 Introduction
2.2 Selection of warehouse equipments and material handling systems
2.3 Racking and shelving systems
2.4 Rack planning considerations
2.5 General categories of rack systems
2.6 Large products storage systems
2.7 Pallet storage systems selection
2.8 Selection of racking systems
2.9 Selective pallet rack parts and materials
2.10 Racking system raw materials and finishing
2.11 Pallet rack material specifications
2.12 General pallet rack clearance requirements
2.13 Technical specifications of the high rack system
2.14 Design standard for racking system
2.15 Layout of high rack storage
2.16 Warehouse floors
2.17 What is industrial flooring?
2.18 What is floor loading?
2.19 Floor loading calculations
2.20 Flooring preparation

CHAPTER 3 Material Handling Systems for Warehouse 

3.1 Introduction
3.2 Material flow path
3.3 Selection criteria to determine equipment
3.4 Material handling equipment classification
3.5 Material handling equipment manufacturers’ worldwide ranking
3.6 Comparison of forklift, reach truck and narrow-aisle truck
3.7 MHE service, maintenance and battery charging
3.8 Cranes

CHAPTER 4 Part Feeding

4.1 Introduction
4.2 Principles of material feeding
4.3 Why kitting?
4.4 Kitting Process
4.5 Kitting design – case study
4.6 Key warehouse planning issues to be considered during warehouse planning (new and existing warehouse buildings)
4.7 Return on Assets

CHAPTER 5 Warehouse Management Systems

5.1 Introduction
5.2 Importance of WMS
5.3 Challenges in WMS
5.4 WMS Support in warehouse management
5.5 ROI in a Warehouse Management System
5.6 Problems solved with a Warehouse Management System
5.7 Benefits of advanced WMS
5.8 Components of WMS
5.9 WMS data
5.10 WMS functions
5.11 WMS reports

CHAPTER 6 Warehouse Safety Requirements and Warehouse Staffing

6.1 Introduction
6.2 Damage of pallet
6.3 Measures needed to prevent pallet damages
6.4 Types of damages in racking systems
6.5 Safe handling of pallets and racking systems
6.6 Warehouse staffing
6.7. Estimate the human resource requirements to run a warehouse

CHAPTER 7 Vaasthu Requirements

7.1 Introduction
7.2 Vaasthu Shastra for industries (Ideal Factory Concept)
7.3 Common tips for industrial layout design
7.4 Vaasthu layout
7.5 Some useful Vaasthu tips for offices
7.6 From whom not to buy a plot
7.7 Direction of the plot
7.8 Environment or surroundings of the plot
7.9 Obstruction in front of the main gate of the plot
7.10 Surroundings of neighbours
7.11 Vaasthu Gyaan
7.12 Quick Vaasthu Shanti tips
7.13 Remedies for constructions against the concept of Vaasthu


About The Authors

  1. Senthil Kumar has 15 years of Industrial experience in Production Engineering, Facilities Planning, Process Planning, Capacity Planning, Establishing Green Field and Brown Field Projects, New Capital Planning and Procurement, Internal Logistics, Productivity Improvement Techniques, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, TQM, TPM, Manpower Planning and Project Planning at various leading companies like TAFE, Ashok Leyland John Deere construction equipment company, Caterpillar India & Sundaram Clayton. He is currently Divisional Manager at TAFE Ltd.

Dr. M. Omkumar is an Associate Professor in The Department of Manufacturing, College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University, Chennai. He handles subjects such as Engineering Metrology, Computer Integrated Production and Inventory Systems, TQM, Value Engineering, Non Destructive Testing and System Simulation. His area of research includes Scheduling and Optimization. He has conducted and coordinated several workshops and conferences.


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