A Warehouse is a key component in the supply chain so it's design is of the upmost importance...

The Warehouse is so much more than a building, it's probably the most important link in the supply chain.

At Big Box Intralogistics our experience, means we can offer advice on a wide range of facility and warehouse matters. And we can also supply simulations to show how our ideas will work in practice.

  • Building Design, Layout & Efficiency
  • Equipment Specification
  • Logistics Integration and eCommerce

Building Design, Layout and Efficiency…

Are you looking at a brand new building or adapting or redesigning an existing facility? We can help...

Companies rarely have in-house expertise in warehouse facility layout and design. Big Box Intralogistics have extensive experience in assisting customers in the identification of issues which can improve existing facilities or help with the design of a new warehouse. We achieve this through improved facility design, layout and operational efficiency, all facilitated through fully computerised CAD systems and simulation software.

Our warehouse design process begins with a review of the existing operations and the gathering of data. The warehouse design is influenced by the analysis of this data as well as working with the client. The warehouse requirements then have future growth factored into them. This forms the specification which provides the basis for the warehouse design options, all presented with simulations and full sets of drawings. 

CAD Design…

Ensuring the most suitable and relevant warehouse design at the start of a project is paramount. It maximises the useful life of the warehouse, its capacity and productivity and the financial benefits it will bring.

We use CAD to give us a range of  design and layout options to show you so you can decide on an appropriate solution. We use a well-established project process to build a picture of what to expect from a warehouse during periods of normal and peak-activity as well as future proofing. This process takes into account the following:

  • Building/site size and dimensions
  • Warehouse technology and equipment selection – both manual and automated
  • Storage and stocking strategy including racking and shelving
  • Mechanical Handling Equipment access and use
  • Labour resource requirements, manning and workstations
  • The type of goods and/or materials that are being handled
  • Capital and operating budgets.

Design Simulation…

Warehouse layout design is dominated by the “right” angle, pallet components, shelving units, aisles etc. are typically either parallel or perpendicular to each other. Whilst traditional two dimensional drawing is still perfectly effective when completing our design work eg the layout plan view with elevations and side views, modern software allows us to create 3D simulations of your warehouse design.

AutoCad and simulation have an important role to play in warehouse design. Complex conveyor systems can be modelled in 3D and in virtual worlds. So for example we can ensure that conveyors with curves, inclines, chutes, and spirals do not interfere with walkways, racks, mobile equipment, etc. One of the biggest selling points for the use of virtual reality is that it helps to avoid costly design mistakes, meaning at the conceptual stage it’s a very useful design tool.

The 3D model is even more powerful when its used to illustrate concepts or processes involving all the different equipment working together in a warehouse design. How equipment occupies space and how it integrates into the overall warehouse design solution. Multiple 3D simulation views are simple to produce and elements can be removed or added to improve understanding of the inter relationships involved. Clients can see, using virtual reality simulations what actually happens. It is difficult for a 2D drawing to achieve this.

We can provide our customers with on screen simulations and are even using virtual reality headsets so that clients can fully immerse themselves into their new warehouse design.

Warehouse Facilities

A full turnkey Intralogistics service, from warehouse design, to the internal layout and stock identification signage…

Materials Handling

Supply of a full range of equipment to move stock around a warehouse, robotically, semi-automatically or manually using machine power or gravity...

BigBox World

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