How to increase your warehouse capacity

IDII has announced a new valuable reference book How To Increase Your Warehouse Space authored by warehouse veteran Art Liebeskind. This practical how-to-book is highly organised with numerous colour illustrations. It is a consolidation of valuable space saving ideas from 35 years of actual warehouse consulting experience. These ideas will benefit any warehouse operation.

Find More Space in Your Warehouse: This book analyses various Equipment, Packaging, and Space Management Systems and how they influence space utilization. For each functional area, note the specific methods to increase the utilisation of space and realise that they may apply to other functional areas as well.

Through numerous & detailed tips, this book serves as a spark plug to jolt one into an organised search for hidden space in your warehouse. We will point you to functional areas in the warehouse operation in which specific topics will be pursued that will lead to increased utilisation of space.

What Fellow Professionals Are Saying
"Art does a fabulous job of giving real, concrete, usable examples that any warehouse manager can use. I can't imagine a warehouse manager not learning at least ONE point that will help them that can yield great return on investment. Many will find dozens of useful tips. Of course - bad warehouses can learn from all 191 tips!" - Kate Vitasek

"The capacity problem is timeless, and every operator will face this issue, sooner or later. The text provides 191different tips to save space. The book is generously illustrated, and it includes a lengthy appendix that describes how to design effective pallet patterns. This "how to" book should be helpful for every warehouse manager." - Ken Ackerman

"Bringing to this book his decades of experience helping warehouses around the world improve their practices with clear-headed, direct thinking. ... Topics he discusses (among many) include optimizing slot storage, the actual costs of space, strategies for efficient throughput, the costs and advantages of equipment (lift trucks, shelving, packaging,) all things that can be real problems in real warehouses. The appendix, How to Design Effective Pallet Patterns, by itself is worth the cost of the book. If you have ever wished for a concise, practical helper for rethinking your warehouse operations, this book is what you have wished for. This is a reference to keep for years." - Kurt Oliver

"This book by Liebeskind on "increasing warehouse capacity" will be appreciated by younger entrants to this industry. Being an industry that only adds cost to the product and not any significant value to it, we must find every way to stretch the capital dollars invested. The books outlines "191 Time tested ways to find space". Based on your facility's needs and organizational priorities, all you have to do is 'implement just one idea every week." - Ram Krishnan

Chapters cover the following functional areas in "How To Increase Your Warehouse Capacity" book:

Chapter 1. Introduction    
Chapter 2. Handling Equipment, Aisles, Storage Height    
Chapter 3. Storage Equipment, Storage Height    
Chapter 4. Floor Storage & Deep Stacks    
Chapter 5. Packaging / Palletization    
Chapter 6. General Topics    
Chapter 7. Receiving Area    
Chapter 8. Storage Area    
Chapter 9. Order Picking Area    
Chapter 10. Packing and Checking Area    
Chapter 11. Shipping    
Chapter 12. Planning a New Facility  
Appendix A. How To Design Effective Pallet Patterns  

Specifications: Colour book with many illustrations, 5.5 x 8.5 size, 213 pages, ISBN-10: 0980073456, ISBN-13: 978-0980073454, and available via all retail book sellers. Retail price US$79.95 USD. Title: How To Increase Your Warehouse Capacity. Author: Art Liebeskind. Publisher: IDII

One may order this reference book from,, or any other book store. It is available in both PDF format and print format currently. More information on this title can be found at - Universities and trade associations desiring volume purchases should contact IDII directly for pricing.

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