Feasibility study racking

November 6, 2018 610

 

Description

Cargill’s facility in Malchin stores finished products, raw materials and semi finished goods related to pectin production.

Opportunities

The site in Malchin has a limited free height of 5 meter and currently all products are stored on the floor. Cargill wants to optimize their storage capacity by installing a racking solution. They want to know; what is the maximum storage capacity of the building, what are the costs of installing a racking solution and if the current floor can meet the stability requirements for a racking solution.

Solution

To define a potential racking layout with costs and a stability calculation several steps were taken;

  • Analyze current flows and volumes
  • Set up several new layout options with pro’s and con’s
  • Adjust layout based on operational feedback from Cargill
  • Set up final drawing
  • Calculate final storage capacity (based on different pallet sizes and heights) and investment costs
  • Perform a stability check based on the floor characteristics and the final racking solution

 

Benefits

  • With the outcome of this study Cargill had a complete picture with the potential storage capacity with a racking solution with a detailed lay out and investments costs.
  • They know that the stability calculations doesn’t give any issues.
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Consulting firm with over 50 years of experience.


European database

Availability of a European logistics database with benchmark figures on transportation and warehouse costs.


Network design

Full scope expertise on network design, as well as warehouse design (conceptual layout, logistics - and storage equipment) and logistics building design (engineering and investment calculations).


Implementation support

Ability to support implementation of new logistics concepts (70% of Groenewout revenue is with existing customers in follow-up/implementation projects.


Extensive knowledge

Extensive operational knowledge, hands-on, pragmatic and bottom-up approach.


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