Intralogistics – A Guide to Warehouse Planning
Intralogistics (and warehouse planning) is a field with vast scope and high complexity. Handling this scope and this complexity is a challenge, but the rewards are potentially great. Using the correct warehousing solution provides a powerful leverage to reduce costs and fixed assets, and a tool to sustainably increase service quality. In order to provide a first stepping stone into the world of intralogistics the book focuses on the question on ”how to plan a warehouse for palletized goods?” and gives the reader a comprehensive scheme for achieving an optimal warehousing solution involving palletized goods. Intralogistics reviews and discusses in detail the most commonly used warehousing solutions, focusing on the elements needed for a well-planned and well-functioning intralogistics operation. The book makes suggestions for warehousing solutions for any given circumstance, and furthermore provides the reader with tools to analyze these solutions. Last but not least it stresses the factors that ought to be taken into account when choosing the most beneficial warehousing solution. In short, Intralogistics provides an easy to use guide for palletized warehouse planning and thereby helps to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of intralogistics operations. This is a valuable tool for any logistics professional. The book also serves as an introduction to the complexities of intralogistics to be used in academic courses in logistics and warehouse planning.