Planning a Warehouse Design
A warehouse is basically a large building for storage of products. Warehouse are most commonly used by retailers, importers, exporters, distributors, logistics companies, shipping companies, customs, and others. They are typically large flat buildings in urban centers, suburbs, or rural areas. They may also be small mobile and modular buildings.
There are many considerations to bear in mind while making a warehouse design. First of all, consider the size and shape of the storage facility. It should have adequate floor space, width and height of walls, roofs, windows, doors, ceilings, and floors. In addition, the floor area should allow a minimum of three employees to move around the facility, if required. The storage facility should be easily accessible from roads and highways. If there is limited access to the area, consider using an on-site forklift and loading dock.
In addition to considering the size and shape of a good warehouse, consider how it will be utilized. Will it be used by one company alone or by multiple clients? If used by multiple clients, do you want to have separate entrances or is the entrance going to be common for all customers? How much access do you need to be able to access the facility and what is the best location? What type of security system are you going to put into place?