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50 ways to make your warehouse seem bigger

November 8th, 2008 | By: Martin Arrand

There’s a commercial profile of Aricia Limited in this month’s Logistics and Transport Focus – I’d not heard of them, but it appears to be a micro-consultancy in the supply chain field, run by Kirsten Tisdale who wrote the Focus article.

Kirsten’s website has a one-page document available to download entitled 50 ways to make your warehouse seem bigger without moving the walls. (Look for the link at the bottom of that page.)

It ranges from the obvious (write off and dispose of old stock), through the general (analyse stock cover levels – yes, but how to reduce stock and maintain service…?) to the indirect (label your racking clearly – yes, for all sorts of reasons, not least so you avoid a warehouse clogged with stock you can’t find or don’t know you have) and the off-the-wall (play some upbeat music – I can see where that’s going, but it might make the warehouse seem smaller).

Anyway, it’s well worth a look.


Comment from Kirsten Tisdale
Time 19 January 2009 at 2:15 pm

Hi Martin

Thanks for drawing attention to this – “50 ways to make your warehouse seem bigger without moving the walls” wasn’t meant to be a treatise, but to provoke thought on all the relatively little things that can add up. There’s also a one-pager on our website called “50 ideas on how to make your transport operation more cost-effective”


Comment from Martin Arrand
Time 28 February 2009 at 6:14 pm

Hi Tricia,

I quite agree – the little things certainly do add up. And moreover, starting by making small changes can generate momentum to further sustainable improvement.

I hope lots of people download the document (and the one on Transport, which I will check out).

Best of luck,

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