Topper Industrial has identified the most important factors in designing a new warehouse that leads with the FTF (Fork Truck Free) movement. Fork trucks have been the backbone of warehouses since the 1940s. They take up large amounts of space. With SKU growth, often called SKU proliferation, companies fail to consider all the changes in the business when planning layout design and material flow.
More often fulfillment centers discover they may require space such as kitting, or product is better at line-side or is simply not able to be conveyed. More SKUs means a different cubic dimension than the current product mix which may be larger, smaller, heavier, longer, wider, and better handled via cart delivery.
Topper Industrial takes these factors into consideration when developing equipment as a result of warehouse planning, specifically calculating the number of pallet positions and forward pick locations that are able to be utilized by cart delivery. Topper Industrial has found that bottom-line impacts of fulfillment cost reduction drives productivity improvement.
While selecting the right warehouse has long term throughput, productivity, and efficiency, companies overlook the best-practice opportunities when estimating the required distribution center space. While challenging in an existing building, one should not ignore these considerations. When purchasing a new building get the line-side delivery solution requiring the least space.
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About Topper Industrial
For more than twenty years, Topper Industrial, (www.TopperIndustrial.com) based just outside of Milwaukee, WI, has been a leader in the material handling equipment industry. The company’s product roster features industrial carts, conveyors, lifts, lifts & tilts, shipping racks, containers, casters, and cart components. From mother-daughter carts to quad steer carts to tilt carts and rotate carts, Topper’s material handling solutions make delivering material line side more effective through more efficient practices. Topper Industrial has a team of experienced professional experts able to assess and provide the right product for all material handling equipment requirements.
Topper Industrial is a proud member of MHI. The Topper Industrial client roster includes Anderson Windows, Detroit Diesel, Honda, Kia Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Aramark, Johnson Controls, Whirlpool, and Caterpillar. Follow on Twitter @TopperInd. Call 800-529-0909.
Company Name: Topper Industrial
Contact Person: Jillian Burrow, Marketing Manager
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Address:1729 NE Frontage Road
Country: United States