Feasibility study racking
Cargill’s facility in Malchin stores finished products, raw materials and semi finished goods related to pectin production.
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.
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
- 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.
50 years of experience
Consulting firm with over 50 years of experience.
Availability of a European logistics database with benchmark figures on transportation and warehouse costs.
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).
Ability to support implementation of new logistics concepts (70% of Groenewout revenue is with existing customers in follow-up/implementation projects.
Extensive operational knowledge, hands-on, pragmatic and bottom-up approach.