Warehouse Slotting: Moving Product with Purpose
in the Distribution Center

Whitepaper Description

This whitepaper discusses the importance of designing a plan that extends beyond the initial reslotting initiative. Defining a solid slotting strategy is paramount to any distribution operation’s ability to increase selection efficiency and cut costs through the methodical placement of product. Many operations have recognized the need to improve slotting and have taken steps to reorganize product in the warehouse. While many of these operations succeed in creating improved productivity through slotting, some fail to maximize the potential benefit of good slotting, while others initially make significant improvements but don’t take the steps necessary to retain and continue realizing the benefit over time. Planning for and executing slot re-sets and slot maintenance, separately or in combination, can greatly improve an operation’s ability to boost productivity and continuously reap the benefits over time.