Difference between traditional and modern Warehousing

Difference between traditional and modern Warehousing

1. Traditional warehousing

  • Straightforward facility
  • Should contain as many goods as possible
  • Offer protection from weather.
  • Offer security.
  • Must have large uninterrupted span.
  • Flexibility of storage.
  • Goods stored in boxes, sacks or barrels.

2. Modern warehousing

  • Based on most economical material handling
  • High stacking
  • Minimum number of aisles
  • Focus on "cube‟ utilization rather
  • than only square foot.
  • Focus on clear span from 60‟ to 100‟
  • Receiving areas located at truck level

Difference between traditional and modern Warehousing

Space attributes of a warehouse

References: Chiara, Joseph D. & Callender, J. (1980). TimeSaver Standards for building types 2nd edition. Industrial Warehouses. Warehouses and storage. Page 1038, ISBN 0-07-099076X, McGraw-Hill


A breakdown of all the studies have been compiled in my Warehouse design blog

For convenience, I here are direct links to all the Research topics with proper reference.

  1. Introduction to modern "Bazaar"
  2. Literature Synthesis and Typology of warehouses
  3. Why the 19th century warehouse did not sustain? History
  4. Case Study of- A warehouse with over 3000 orders a day
  5. Site Analysis of Tejgaon Industrial Area/ Development Trend of Tejgaon Industrial Area/ Number of plots and their floor area
  6. Defining site and its surroundings according to theories of Kevin Lynch/ Site Location/ Site Area etc.
  7. Site surroundings, Location of electric poles and existing site images
  8. Project Programme
  9. Difference between traditional and modern Warehousing
  10. Fundamentals of Modern Warehousing
  11. Warehouse building types
  12. Warehouse and the Industrial Revolution
  13. What is Industry 4.0?
  14. Storage efficiency with various handling methods
  15. Industrial truck (forklift) dimensions
  16. Autonomous Vehicles in warehouse logistics
  17. Industrial Pallets, Standard pallet patterns and Standard Pallet sizes
  18. Loading Bay sizes, planning and Layout criteria
  19. Planning for fire control and Fire compartmentalization
  20. Amenity and Hygiene/ Washing and toilet facilities/ workplace design considerations
  21. Rules from BNBC Part I
  22. Rules from BNBC Part II Fire Protection
  23. List of flammable items/ Combustible dust dangers in a grocery warehouse
  24. Rat proofing/ Termite proofing in industrial buildings
  25. Industrial Shelves
  26. Field Survey
  27. Design Documents: FAR Calculation and Building code (RAJUK)
  28. Concept info graphic, Massing diagram and Volume Analysis


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