Manufacturers Increase Space by Going Vertical According to Hoj Engineering

Lack of adequate space often leads to poorly organized inventory, picking, packing, and shipping…overall inefficiency, according to Hoj Engineering. This is problematic with both productivity and profitability suffering; successful ecommerce businesses rely directly on the functionality the warehouse operations.

Often vertical expansion, using elevated work platforms, multi-level racking systems, and automated storage and picking solutions, allow manufacturers to remain in the current warehouse and increase space utilization by upwards of 85 percent.

Automated and multi-level pick modules often are integrated into facilities to improve order fulfillment efficiency. According to Christina Dube of Kardex Remstar, a dynamic storage and retrieval solutions company with which Hoj Engineering has an important relationship, “By delivering items directly to the operator, travel and search time commonly associated with shelving is drastically reduced. Companies can save up to 85 percent of floor space. Eliminating the aisle space required for standard shelving and using the complete floor to ceiling height, provides the organization with a smaller footprint.”

Hoj Engineering’s deep-dive kaizen assessment evaluates both the current state and future state in a Value Stream Map. This methodology ensures that the warehouse customization steps maximize valuable floor space and labor from primary warehouse functions. Expansion to a larger warehouse facility may be needed at some point in the operation to achieve new levels of productivity and efficiency. In the meantime, consideration of a vertical option often provides a short-term (six month) ROI and capacity to store a wide range of part sizes in safe storage environment.  These efficiencies create new revenue by reclaiming otherwise wasted space and labor.

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About Hoj Engineering & Sales Co. Inc.:

Hoj Engineering, based in Utah, with clients throughout the United States, are leaders in warehouse distribution consulting and material handling solutions. Hoj (pronounced Hoy) opened their doors more than fifty years ago as an engineering-driven family business with a mission to change the industry. Today Hoj Engineering & Sales Company operates with 150 employees and over 50 service vehicles.

Tim Hoj, CEO of the company, shared that all at the firm are passionate for providing the most rigorous and creative design solutions, backed up by exceptional customer service and friendly, caring people. Hoj Engineering’s goal is to extend the boundaries of modern material handling and logistics, one customer at a time.

Hoj Engineering specializes in internal logistic design, space utilization, productivity and process improvement studies, and app driven inventory management solutions.  The company provides support to the distribution, fulfillment, and manufacturing industries throughout the United States. Some of their satisfied customers include Sparkle in Pink, Pitman Creek Wholesale,, and

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