home.aspx
 
EVENTS

SiriusDecisions Summit APAC
SIRIUSDECISIONS SUMMIT APAC
October 15-16, 2019
SiriusDecisions Summit APAC is the must attend event for our community of sales, marketing and product innovators and trendsetters that drive growth in the most well-respected high-performing companies in the market today. We will showcase our theme; Achieving High Performance by Aligning the B-to-B...

LEAP HR: Manufacturing
LEAP HR: MANUFACTURING
October 15-16, 2019
LEAP HR: Manufacturing brings together people leaders from across the manufacturing industry to challenge traditional thinking around how we: Solve a growing technical skills shortage, More effectively build ready-now leaders, Future-proof our talent – and ourselves.

.

The Solution to Maximizing Plant Floor Space

FRANK CHARLES COZZA
More square footage is not the only solution to maximizing space utilization; nor are second level mezzanines. Even C-Suite executives, inclined to expand the plant floor and warehouse footprint, quickly discover there is so little space available. According to Jennifer Smith, the logistics reporter for the Wall Street Journal, the hunt for space in the U.S. and abroad will not get any easier in the coming years. Smith reported that the availability of space fell to 7% in the fourth quarter of 2018, the lowest point since 2000, and real-estate brokerage CBRE Group Inc. said the tight capacity that has driven up the costs of warehousing in recent years will remain a challenge for companies for the remainder of 2019.

The current demand for flexible and dynamic warehousing solutions is greater than ever.  The demand for reorganizing fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) to accommodate seasonality is substantial. The ability to move pallet racking units of any type in as little as fifteen minutes with as few as four employees, is the new definition of an “automated warehouse.”

This rapid capacity and dynamic space utilization approach achieves the most significant cost savings and avoids disruption of warehouse and manufacturing productivity. The reconceived space happens in a day, which literally defines the markets’ need for speed, savings, and safety in mobilization programs.

B2C (Business to Consumer) changing market dynamics, increased technical complexity, and the unyielding pressure to do more with less, requires that operations executives seek innovative solutions to make the most of the space they have (especially since adding square footage, if available, is prohibitively expensive).

The ability to mobilize pallet racks of any type safely and easily,
improves both manufacturing and warehouse efficiency by as much as 70%.


Rhinos by Gondola Skate moves heavy loads across a warehouse floor
© 2019 Gondola Skate

The notion of fixed racking is false
A customer-centric standard operating process ensures that productivity is maximized by customers such as Home Depot, Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon, and leaders across the globe who are reconfiguring racks within an existing space. 

The capacity to move and re-arrange the layout to accommodate seasonality, results in space, time, and money saved. Portable racks can be easily moved to allow manufacturing and warehouse managers to reconfigure storage and picking space when a change is needed. This usually occurs in the summer to prepare for holiday production, picking and packing, and shipping.    
                         
For seasonal merchandise that needs to be stored for a few months, the ability to fill an area with racks stacked up to five racks high and with few (or no) aisles means that a tremendous amount of product can be stored in a small amount of space. Another advantage is the ability to load incoming product directly on the stack racks. This saves labor costs and handling time, and often reduces the need for wooden pallets in the operation. All the racking changes are done quickly and safely.
About The Author
Frank Charles Cozza began his success story as the preferred architect for Rite Aid back in 1997.  To accommodate a store remodel, the retail chain enlisted Frank’s expertise to design a solution for mobilizing fully loaded shelving units. Over 20 years later, this single idea was the foundation that launched Gondola Skate, the world’s leading manufacturer of fixture mobilization systems for the retail and warehousing industries. Gondola Skate is committed to developing the fastest and safest products ever developed while saving customers thousands of dollars. Our world-class certified fixture mobilization expert (“CFME”) training program supports our focus on creating environments that exceed safety standards. On the horizon is the release of a revolutionary product, the Bandit, that will fundamentally change the way the retail industry thinks about fixture mobilization. Frank is passionate about his elite team, his family and consistently offering retailers and warehouse contractors the highest level of excellence.

SPOTLIGHT

Gondola Skate is a leading manufacturer of fixture mobilization equipment. We enable retailers and warehousing professionals to achieve significant cost savings by moving gondola shelves and pallet racks more safely and easily.

EVENTS

SiriusDecisions Summit APAC
SIRIUSDECISIONS SUMMIT APAC
October 15-16, 2019
SiriusDecisions Summit APAC is the must attend event for our community of sales, marketing and product innovators and trendsetters that drive growth in the most well-respected high-performing companies in the market today. We will showcase our theme; Achieving High Performance by Aligning the B-to-B...

LEAP HR: Manufacturing
LEAP HR: MANUFACTURING
October 15-16, 2019
LEAP HR: Manufacturing brings together people leaders from across the manufacturing industry to challenge traditional thinking around how we: Solve a growing technical skills shortage, More effectively build ready-now leaders, Future-proof our talent – and ourselves.