Automatic Creation of the Optimized Layout

The functionality of the Layout Design Optimizer (LDO) is aimed at automating, simplifying and accelerating the process of creating a warehouse layout. Using some information the algorithm automatically creates a warehouse layout in 3D, taking into account principal restrictions.

Automatic creation of optimized warehouse layouts: the W2MO Layout Design Optimizer

To create an optimal layout there should be:

  • template racks which model the racks you might use for the new laoyut/warehouse area
  • empty stations which model the pick and reserve areas (together with constrains, e.g., columns)
  • imported or created data: products, sample order sets with their orderlines

One can enter the additional parameters for a new warehouse layout:

  • number and width of aisles
  • maximum number of products per bin
  • needed transport
  • storage of fast moving goods

In order to reduce moving efforts the complex algorithm specifies the optimal balance between the pick and replenishment area. The fast moving products are placed in the best possible way.

Benefits and use: The layout is calculated quickly "with one click". All layout components are optimally organized based on the mathematical optimization. A rational approch is used for layout design. With minimal effort the user will be provided with a benchmark, from which he can explore further optimization potentials.

It is easy and quick to run different scenarios for the created layout and to use it with other functions of W2MO.