Jack Kuchta cited in recent publications (Update)

November 6, 2009 1 comment

Jack Kuchta was recently quoted in:

Maida Napolitano, “Locating Your Distribution Center, Part I, Re-engineering the Distribution Center Network”, Logistics Management, February 1, 2008

Corinne Kator, “Which Picking Method s Work”, Modern Materials Handling, February 28, 2007

James A. Cooke, “Who’s in charge here?”, DC Velocity, November 2006

Maria Napolitano, “The Cross Dock Evolution”, Logistics Management, March 2009

James A Cooke, “plug and play? No Way”, DC Velocity, May 2008

Maida Napolitano, “21 Cheap Tricks for Increased Warehouse Production”, Logistics Management, June 1, 2006

Joăo-Pierre S. Ruth, “Money Savings Options for Delivering Large Products”, NJBIZ, September 1, 2008

Jack Kuchta, “From the Golden Zone”, Distribution Center Management, November 2009

Editors of Distribution Center Management, 45 Proven Ways to Cut Warehouse Costs, New York, 2009

Maria Napolitano, “5 Low-Cost Warehouse resolutions”, Logistics Management, January 2010.  Also in Modern Material Handling, January 2010

Dan Gilmore, “Trip Report-Material Handling and Logistics Conference”, Supply Chain Digest, September 23, 2010

Creating a partial pallet area can reduce travel time and improve productivity

November 3, 2009 24 comments

Jack KuchtaJack Kuchta recently wrote the following article in Distribution Center Management:

All warehouse have partial pallets occupying full pallet positions.  For some warehouses, this may be no more than a statistical element in calculating warehouse utilization if the facility is operating comfortably below its maximum effective working capacity.  When the warehouse is nearly full, however, partial pallets can have an impact.  It may be useful to compare the cost of relocating material to the cost of keeping the partial pallet in place.  The three principal factors in the calculation are:

  • The partial pallet turnover time
  • The cost of relocation
  • The daily cost of pallet relocation

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