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Honeycomb in warehouse storage
It is correct it is inevitable, however with this formula you can calculate the depth of its frames and thus avoid residues and inefficiencies.
a) Depth of a sku: where a is the width of the aisle, q is the number of pallets to store of a sku and z is the height in number of pallets:
b) Pallet flow rack. To minimize the average floor space consumed per
pallet, pallet flow rack should be configured with lane depth of approximately:
√(a(1/n)(Σ(qi/zi)desde from i to n)
c) Floor storage room. To minimize the average space consumed per pallet,
floor storage should be configured with a lane depth of approximately:
√((a/2)(1/n)(Σ(qi/zi)desde from i to n)
where a is the width of the aisle, q is the number of pallets to store of a sku and z is the height in number of pallets.
Hi Raymundo! Thanks. Are you able to show an example with some numbers so that I can understand better? Thanks!
I never heard of this term.
Honeycombing in the warehouse is a common phenomenon and is thankfully not caused by an infestation of honey bees! ... Honeycombing is the empty space that results by storing only one item in the storage area. Honeycombing most often occurs as cases or pallets are removed from the storage area